April 02, 2022

The best donuts in Orlando, according to Reddit

You'd think there couldn't be much variation in the world of doughnuts, but you'd be wrong.

The fried, glazed, iced and/or jelly-filled rings have come a long way since the days when you had to dunk them in black coffee to make them palatable. Now, your average doughnut fan is faced with a choice of the classics done well versus oddball innovators and Instagram savants. It's all a bit overwhelming, even before you get to the doughnut shop and its wall of flavors.

With that in mind, we turned to the only place to get a straight answer since Google broke its own search: Reddit. Orlando Redditors recently waxed hungry about their favorite doughnut shops when a tourist asked for recommendations.

Here are their favorites, ranked. 
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1. The Salty Donut
3025 Corrine Dr.
Salty donut is incredible IMO and I don't even like donuts. They're a little more artsy than your usual donuts but they're outstanding - u/Szimplacurt
Photo courtesy the Salty Donut/Facebook

1. The Salty Donut

3025 Corrine Dr. Salty donut is incredible IMO and I don't even like donuts. They're a little more artsy than your usual donuts but they're outstanding - u/Szimplacurt
2. Donuts to Go
1414 W 1st St
The square glazed. Who knew the shape could make such a difference?! Mmmm… crispy corners… - u/lsp3000
Photo by Lindsey Thompson

2. Donuts to Go

1414 W 1st St The square glazed. Who knew the shape could make such a difference?! Mmmm… crispy corners… - u/lsp3000
3. Donut King
3716 Howell Branch Rd
DONUT KING IS A NATIONAL TREASURE - u/hoagiesandgrindrs
Donut King/Facebook

3. Donut King

3716 Howell Branch Rd DONUT KING IS A NATIONAL TREASURE - u/hoagiesandgrindrs
4. Valkyrie Doughnuts
12226 Corporate Blvd
Valkyrie near UCF is pretty amazing. - u/cwxxvii
And they're vegan! - u/BuddRoseMotel
Valkyrie Doughnuts/Facebook

4. Valkyrie Doughnuts

12226 Corporate Blvd Valkyrie near UCF is pretty amazing. - u/cwxxvii And they're vegan! - u/BuddRoseMotel
5. DG Doughnuts
16131 W Colonial Dr, Oakland, FL 34787
The best doughnuts you’ll drive by and not realize it.- u/vtfb79
DG Doughnuts Facebook

5. DG Doughnuts

16131 W Colonial Dr, Oakland, FL 34787 The best doughnuts you’ll drive by and not realize it.- u/vtfb79
6. Dochi Co.
3201 Corrine Dr.
I just tried mochi donuts for the first time and loved them."- u/bakedveldtland
Dochi

6. Dochi Co.

3201 Corrine Dr. I just tried mochi donuts for the first time and loved them."- u/bakedveldtland
7. The Glass Knife
276 S Orlando Ave
I’m surprised no one has mentioned Glass Knife yet, best donuts in Orlando imo -u/Ohno_ItsTom
The Glass Knife

7. The Glass Knife

276 S Orlando Ave I’m surprised no one has mentioned Glass Knife yet, best donuts in Orlando imo -u/Ohno_ItsTom
8. Sip and Dip Donuts
1001 13th St, St Cloud
Sip n Dip Saint Cloud. You will thank me. Their cronuts should be a controlled substance - u/GordianNaught
Sip & Dip/Facebook

8. Sip and Dip Donuts

1001 13th St, St Cloud Sip n Dip Saint Cloud. You will thank me. Their cronuts should be a controlled substance - u/GordianNaught
9. Donut Central
495 N Semoran Blvd
They're really good and people love the coffee too. - u/mistaken4strangerz
Donut Central/Instagram

9. Donut Central

495 N Semoran Blvd They're really good and people love the coffee too. - u/mistaken4strangerz
10. Pattie Lou's Donuts
139 E Pine St
Pattie Lou’s downtown is SO GOOD - u/roslyn_island
Pattie Lou's Donuts/Facebook

10. Pattie Lou's Donuts

139 E Pine St Pattie Lou’s downtown is SO GOOD - u/roslyn_island