3 Best Artisan Donut Shops in Charlotte, NC

By: Addy Goff

Artisan donuts are all the rage these days. Many people are saying so long to Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme, and saying hello to local shops that specialize in small-batch, specialty donuts. Want to see what the hype is all about? Here are three of the best local donut shops in Charlotte, NC.

1. Duck Donuts

Kenilworth Commons, Charlotte NC












Featuring an assembly line stocked with different icings and toppings, Duck Donuts is known for it’s customized donuts. They freshly make their old-fashioned cake donuts all day long and then the rest is up to you.


2. Joe’s Doughs

North Davidson, Charlotte, NC



Joe’s Doughs likes to mix things up a bit. Their menu rotates with every new batch of donuts that are fried, which means that you can expect different options every hour or so. This shop is known for their unique flavor combos including PB&J, Maple Bacon, and Chocolate Sea Salted Caramel. Bonus points: they also have vegan/GF options.


3. Your Mom’s Donuts 

Matthews, NC



These square donuts are packed with good intentions. Sourcing ingredients from local farmers whenever possible, this shop aims to give much more than donuts to the local community. In addition to the standard glazed and chocolate options, here you can find lots of farm-inspired flavors including blueberry basil and strawberry balsamic.



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