6822 5th Ave., Bay Ridge
Walk into Mike’s Donuts at any time to see Mike and Christina, his wife, running the shop just as they did when they started nearly 30 years ago. Maintaining the old-school décor, this no-frill mom-and-pop shop will make you feel right at home. Offering approximately 35 types and flavors from marble twist to coconut and old fashioned, the family-owned shop makes the donuts fresh twice daily. Spend under $7 for a baker’s dozen and make it your mission to try every flavor!
324 7th Ave., Park Slope
7th Avenue Donuts & Diner has been operating 24 hours a day for more than 40 years and still maintains the family-owned coffee shop and diner feel. The shop’s hand-made doughnuts are made every day with the same Hobart mixer that was used on day one. Bonus: You can leave the shop with a baker’s dozen for just $8.65.
1503 Ave U, Sheepshead Bay
Step into Shaikh’s Place, formerly known as Donut Shoppe, to get a fresh doughnut, made daily by the owner, Shaikh Kalam, for less than a dollar. This 24-hour coffee shop also recently expanded by adding tacos to the menu, a decision Kalam made to appeal to his customer and employee base, as he claims they pair well with the doughnuts.
1449 Nostrand Ave, Flatbush
Classic, diner-style donuts for a low price at Nostrand Donut Shop are a Flatbush neighborhood staple that are hard to beat. Offering excellent hot food for breakfast and lunch, Nostrand has been serving the community for years. Along with the classic flavors such as Chocolate frosted, unique flavors such as toasted coconut and chocolate marble are available for $1, or a baker’s dozen is available for $6.50.
8723 4th Ave, Bay Ridge
Located in Bay Ridge, Darn Donuts has been making fresh, gourmet doughnuts daily since 2016. It specializes in one-of-a-kind flavors including caramel apple pie, fruity pebble, pumpkin pie, and salted caramel and pretzels. New flavors are released often, so be sure to keep an eye out. These Instagram worthy donuts are sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces—especially kids with a sweet tooth.
50 Malcolm X Blvd., Bed-Stuy
A local fan favorite where dulce de leche and banana walnut are among the most common doughnuts, Brooklyn Doughnutry caters to the locals in Bed-Stuy and other Brooklyn neighborhoods. The shop opened last year and currently offers 17 flavors of large doughnuts made completely from scratch in rotation for $2.50 each, as well as babka and croissants, and some drinks to quench your thirst. One of the shop’s specialties is the plain doughnut (yes, without icing!), which will leave you wondering why you have never had it before.
Main Image: Du's Donuts and Coffee, located in Williamsburg, offers up such doughnut flavors as cinnamon apple, chocolate caramel brownie, brown butter key lime, and oatmeal chai.
Courtesy Du's Donuts