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Doughnuts are a delicacy that deserves to be cherished, celebrated and enjoyed. Seriously, try naming one person who doesn’t like doughnuts. They can be enjoyed in the morning with a cup of coffee, as a snack during the day, or at night with a glass of milk before bed. And, while we love the classic doughnut shops, Charleston has some major doughnut game going on with some of the best artisan doughnut shops in the state.
Here are our favorites:
Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts
Located on busy Upper King, this doughnut shop is everything your doughnut dreams are made of. The bakery has 200 different flavors and styles to chose from that are sure to spark your sweet tooth. Oh!- and it’s open late night when you need a sugar rush after the bar.
There’s nothing The Daily can’t do when it comes to whipping up delicious bites in the kitchen. Their doughnuts are nothing short of irresistible with every bite being rich and cakey. Try the crowd favorites, such as the blueberry doughnut and the sweet potato doughnut in the fall.
Brown’s Court Bakery
As soon as you walk into this bakery your tastebuds will be salivating from the fresh smell of pastries. The doughnuts here are so savory and delicious, getting just one isn’t enough. Try favorites like blackberry, pistachio, or local strawberry and Nutella. Not feeling adventurous? That’s okay, you can go classic with glazed sprinkles and Boston Cream.
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The pastry chefs at Mercantile are all about taking your doughnut experience above and beyond! Your favorite flavors are served with a themed work of art that is sure to make you smile. Try the banana custard doughnut topped with a monkey made of icing.
The local doughnut shop serves huge doughnuts in the shape of a square to eliminate waste. Their tasty flavors are phenomenal and even have vegan options for their customers to enjoy. You can’t go wrong with Poptart, Cookies and Milk, StrawberryKumquat (V) or Animal Cookie (V). These sugary treats will have you coming back for more!