If donuts are life then you’re living in the right place. Gourmet or old-fashioned, we’ve got it all in our list of Top 10 Donut Shops in Sarasota.
In no particular order, please give these bundles of dough a drum roll (and don’t blame us if reading this politely kicks the New Year diet to the curb).
Peachey’s Baking Co
Formerly The Amish Baking Co, Peachey’s is known for its not-so-small circles of sourdough that literally melt in your mouth. Brushed with a delicate yet luxurious vanilla glaze, these babies are worth the wait… which is what you’ll have to do if you’re lucky enough to catch its donut truck around town. Peachey’s updates its weekly whereabouts on Facebook and Instagram and can often be found at the many Sarasota markets. We’ll let you in on a little secret… The soft pretzels are definitely worth ordering as well.
Check out Peachey’s Baking Co’s social pages for their weekly schedule.
Five-O Donut Co
When you walk into Five-O for the first time, you’re as close to what I imagine a donut heaven would look like. A wall-to-wall feast for the eyes, these arrestingly good donuts come in an array of wonderfully eye-catching flavors and toppings. Yeast-raised, plus it offers vegan and GF alternatives. Personally, I can’t decide between the Coconut Cream and Cannoli as my favorite – but they’re all good. Open until they run out, seven days a week, you can check out the online surveillance camera to see what’s left.
Be quick – they sell out fast!
Open 7 days a week M-W 7am until sold out S-S 8am until sold out.
New to the scene, The Farmhouse in Bradenton offers BIG mini donuts in an assortment of homemade flavors. What’s more, you can peruse the many antiques and home decor gifts available to buy around the store. While you’re there try the ice cream donut sandwich and thank us later!
Open M-S 7am-5pm and Sunday 8am-2pm.
A big name in anything baking, Der Dutchman offers wonderfully jam-packed, jelly-filled donuts or plain glazed if that’s what you prefer. With years of experience in everything homemade, you’ll always receive a warm welcome in its Amish kitchen.
Summer hours: May-Oct
M-S 7am-8pm. Sunday closed.
Winter hours: Nov-April
M-T 6am-8pm F-S 6am-9pm. Sunday closed
Meaney’s Mini Donuts
These mini mouthfuls are fresh and light, which almost makes you feel better about wanting to eat so many! The iced vanilla coffee is the perfect accompaniment. Check them out next time you’re visiting Siesta Key beach. They make for a deliciously stylish Insta pic!
Open 7 days-a-week 8am-9pm
The Donut Experiment
If you fancy being a mad scientist of your own creation, then The Donut Experiment is the place for you. Start with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut and pick from a wide selection of icings and toppings. Something for every mood — you could make a key lime pie, maple bacon, or glazed. Stop by one of the two locations and start your experiment today!
Siesta Key: M closed T 7.30am-1pm W-S 7.30am-1.30pm
Anna Maria: M-S 7am-1pm
Those who know, know. Large, fluffy, and full of flavor – Bradenton Donuts has everything you could ask for in a donut. Offering old-fashioned sour cream donuts with competitive prices and a huge selection to choose from, it also serves breakfast and lunch.
La Dona Donuts (pronounced La-Dough-Na)
This gourmet donut shop serves up decadent flavors like Raspberry Champagne, Chunky Monkey, and Triple Chocolate Nova. And I’m happy to report that it’s not all style over substance; the donut itself is one of the best I’ve tasted and reminds me of what we Brits call, a ‘seaside donut.’ Sadly, the shop closed in April. Fear not though, it’ll still be available for private catering.
Louie’s & Kat’z Sweet Spot
Just the sweet spot to dream up your own unique creation. Whether you’re a lover of Yeast, Cake, or Cronut – they have the donut (and glaze) for you. The hard bit is deciding which toppings to try first! With a huge selection of toppings, including Maple Bacon, Ferrero Rocher, and Cream Cheese Frosting, it’s only right to try several.
Open daily 7 AM – 2 PM (closed Sunday)
Come on, admit it, we’ve all been to one of the many drive-thrus dotted around Sarasota. While it’s not going to set your donut world alight, sometimes you just crave cheap and cheerful. With 50+ varieties to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect companion for your morning coffee. For me, nothing quite lives up to those tasty little Munchkins Donut Holes. Free of artificial dyes, they make the perfect play-date treat to keep all kiddos (and moms) happy.
Check locations for opening hours.
Psst, we just found out that Shipley Do-Nuts is opening a store in Bradenton sometime in mid-June. A well known donut chain based out of Houston, Texas, there are over 350 locations in the Midwest and the location in Bradenton will be the first in Florida — lucky us! It will serve over 65 different varieties, and will introduce us to a baked bundle of yummyness called a Kolache.
So, now you have the ultimate donut list, why not share it with friends and plan which ones you’ll try first!