Donuts. Those delicious fried fluffy treats oozing with sugar and joy. Believe it or not, in America we have a day celebrating these delectable delights. National Donut Day is June 1st and we at F.C. Tucker are certainly ready to celebrate. We have assembled a list of the best donut shops around Indianapolis – be sure to check if they have any celebratory deals for June 1st.
Jack’s Donuts – Multiple locations
Originally based out of New Castle, this Indy original donut shop now has 16 locations with more to come. The business was started by Jack and Ada Marcum in 1961 and has remained in the family ever since. In fact, the current CEO Jack Lee Marcum III was named after his grandfather and father. Be sure to check out their classic tiger bun and cinnamon bun twists!
The Donut Refinery – Carmel
New to the Indy donut scene, this four-week-old donut shop based out of Carmel is hopping on the build-your-own food trend. Customers get to customize their own delicious donuts with an icing, topping(s), and drizzle for only $1.75 per donut. This place is Instagram-worthy, complete with a picture-perfect lush greenery wall and a pink “Donut Refinery” neon sign.
Long’s Bakery – Indianapolis
Long’s Bakery is pretty much a legendary business in Indiana. Known for its delicious yeast donuts and apple fritters, this place is sure to make your sweet tooth sing. A few things to keep in mind – Long’s is known to have long lines (no pun intended) and they only accept cash. Did I mention they were also ranked #1 Best Donuts by Indy A-List last year?
Square Donuts – Terre Haute, Richmond, Bloomington, Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel
Yes, you read that right. This place sells square donuts! Square Donuts, a Terre Haute treasure, used to sell their donuts using the slogan, “don’t be a square, try our square donuts.” If their square donut tradition was not impressive enough, they were voted the #1 yeast donut at the Donut Day Indy Festival and the #1 donut shop in B-Town by the Herald-Times.
Taylor’s Bakery – Indianapolis, Fishers
Perhaps the oldest donut place on this list, Taylor’s Bakery has been around since 1913. This 4th generation family-owned business is all about providing a variety of delicious baked goods to its customers. Their products range from homemade creamy butter pecan ice cream to asiago cheese bread to yeasty donuts. Certainly, all your food cravings can be satisfied at Taylor’s
The Dancing Donut – Indianapolis, Fishers (The Flying Cupcake)
Have you ever heard of the beloved Indy cupcake chain, the Flying Cupcake? Well if you love the Flying Cupcake, you are sure to love the Dancing Donut as they were started by the same people. This place certainly has a sense of humor as many of their donuts have memorable names. Examples of this include the “Kevin Bacon” and the “Fritta’ Staire.”
Titus Bakery – Lebanon, Westfield, Zionsville (A Taste of Amish)
Founded in the 1950’s Titus Bakery is known for its delicious donuts and classic baked goods. They have consistently topped best donut lists, recently winning the Best Donut award at the Indy Donut Festival in 2017. Their most popular donut, the “pershing” donut, is a yeast donut filled with cinnamon and topped with maple icing.
General American Donut Company – Indianapolis
Adam Perry and Kari Nickander are known on the Indy food scene for their delicious innovative food trucks Taco Lassi and Pho Mi. In 2014, they decided to undertake an additional adventure in the form of a brick and mortar donut shop. The General American Donut Company is always serving up delicious gourmet donuts with creative flavors like crème brulee to French toast.
White House Donut Shop – Westfield
Open since 1988, this donut company is known for its delicious consistent fresh donuts. This family-owned business is the classic version of a donut shop complete with a community bulletin board and traditional donut flavors. According to all the Yelp reviews, you really cannot go wrong when choosing a donut. This certainly seems to be the local favorite!
Now that you are fully educated and up to speed on the Indy donut scene, get out there and eat a delicious donut. Happy National Donut Day!