Although Boise is not known for their donuts, like Portland or Seattle, you can still find some yummy donuts in Boise. From unique to old fashioned, there are plenty of pastries across the town. Here are some of the best donuts in Boise.
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DK Donuts is a staple in Boise — I remember going there as a child, they have the best bismarck donut I have ever had. The Boise shop does not look like much, but like many restaurants, sometimes looks can be very deceiving.
If you are looking for donuts like they used to be made, mixed with plenty of new ideas, visit DK Donuts in Boise. DK Donuts also has locations in Meridian, Eagle, and will soon be opening a new shop near the mall in Boise.
1300 W State St
Boise, ID 83702
Guru Donuts is as close as Boise is going to get to Voodoo Doughnuts, Portland’s famous donut shop. Guru Donuts is also the only Boise donut shop on this list located in downtown Boise — they moved into the historic Idanha Building in 2016.
Guru Donuts Boise prides themselves in their vegan donut selection, and their donuts include a donut made from potato, a sea salt bar, and more traditional fares, like a classic maple bar.
Boise’s Guru Donuts has quickly become a favorite among locals, and their location makes them a fun place to visit on a Saturday or Sunday morning.
928 W Main St #100
Boise, ID 83702
Country Donuts has been in Boise since 1990, and offers donuts to the west side of the city. Their donuts are made fresh every day and range from traditional donuts to some new ideas.
Country Donuts also offers coffee drinks, ice cream, and mediterranean food.
10358 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID 83709
Pastry Perfection in Boise is not exactly a “donut shop” — it is more of a bakery, with all kinds of sweets. Pastry Perfection makes cakes, cookies, pastries, coffee cakes, and donuts on a daily basis. They also make a number of breads, like bagels, every day. Pastry Perfection has been in the Boise area since 1983.
Pastry Perfection has jelly donuts, glazed donuts, fritters, and cake donuts. Their selection is huge, and it’s a perfect place to go if not everyone in your party wants a donut — because they have so many other things.
5855 N Glenwood Street
Boise, ID 83714
Dapper Doughnut is another Garden City bakery, but they also deserved to be on this list because of the variety of donuts they offer. At Dapper Doughnut, you get to make your own donuts — you choose your quantity, your bread type, your topping, and then a drink if you choose.
Dapper Doughnut is a franchise, but they know what they are doing and their donuts are delicious. Their specialty is mini-donuts, so if you are like me and can”t always eat a full donut (or you want a selection before you get full), mini donuts might be perfect for you.
6711 N Glenwood Street
Garden City, ID 83714
No, Boise does not have a Dunkin’ Donuts. We had to include this here because plenty of people ask that question on a regular basis. There are some Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, around five hours away. While you’re in Boise, you should try some of the yummy local donut shops, because (even though Dunkin’ Donuts is delicious) these local options are every bit as good as Dunkin’ Donuts, if not better.