Best in Dough: Star Picks

Discover Food Network stars' go-to doughnut shops.

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We asked Food Network chefs where they go to get their favorite doughnuts.


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Krispy Kreme

“It’s my hands-down favorite. My wife and 
I even made our wedding cake out of them.” 
— Marc Murphy

Multiple locations;

The Donut Pub in New York City

“It’s old-school New York City at its best. My favorite flavor is the powdered cinnamon.” — Alex Guarnaschelli

203 West 14th St.;

Dunk Donuts in Melrose Park, Ill.

“I love the buttermilk doughnut at Dunk Donuts, not to be confused with Dunkin’ Donuts. They’re done the old-fashioned way — wonderfully fresh and perfectly greasy.” 
— Jeff Mauro

1912 West Lake St.; 


Banbury Cross Donuts in Salt Lake City

“No trip home to Utah 
is complete without picking up a dozen doughnuts here. My favorite is the maple bar, my husband loves the glazed and 
my 3-year-old picks the pink one with sprinkles.” — Kelsey Nixon

705 S 700 E;

Nord’s Bakery in Louisville, Ky.

“They’re the best doughnuts in town. 
I’m a lady of habit and 
always have the traditional 
glazed. It comes in a 
paper bag that reads, ‘You 
deserve a doughnut.’ ” — Damaris Phillips

2118 South Preston St.;

Donut Shop in 
Imperial Beach, Calif.

“My mom used to take us. It’s nothing fancy, just a perfect glazed doughnut.” — Marcela Valladolid

698 Hwy. 75; 619-424-6200

DiCamillo Bakery in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

“My wife is from Niagara Falls, and when 
we visit, we always go here for the 
peanut stick. It’s crunchy on the outside, with a delightfully doughy interior.” — Geoffrey Zakarian

Multiple locations;

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