Where to Find the Best Donuts in Birmingham {Celebrating National Donut Day!}


National Donut Day is coming up this Friday, June 5th.

We’ve rounded up the tastiest locally-owned donut spots to help you celebrate, and these are not your average sweet treats! Whether you prefer cake or yeast donuts, creme-filled or chocolate glazed, Birmingham bakers have it all!

Where to Find the Best Donuts in Birmingham

The Heavenly Donut Co.

4911 Cahaba River Rd #105, Birmingham, AL 35243 | (205) 536-7200

With their food truck and store front (complete with a drive-thru), Heavenly Donut Co. is perhaps the most accessible on this list. Their selection ranges from old-fashioned sour cream donuts to fluffy yeast donuts, all of which are (aptly) heavenly to eat! The shop has games for kids to play and a nice coffee selection as well. Heavenly Donut Co. can also create amazing personalized donut arrangements for any occasion. Order in store or click here to see where the food truck will be this week! 

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An assortment of Heavenly donuts

YoYo Donuts

1919 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209 | (205) 868-4704

YoYo Donuts is a Homewood shop that sells a wide variety of classic donuts, all with a unique shape and beautiful presentation. They also sell bubble tea as well as a nice selection of other food items. YoYo also does special order birthday donuts which spell out “sweet” messages! Call them to place your order or stop by the shop to peruse their impressive spread.

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A beautiful selection of Yo Yo donuts

Hero Doughnuts & Buns

Homewood | 3027 Central Ave, Homewood, AL 35209 | (205) 623-1017

Downtown | 1701 1st Avenue South Suite 135, Suite 135, Birmingham, AL 35233 | (205) 558-8011

Trussville (coming soon) | 314 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173

Hero started off as a limited-menu donut shop in a tiny Homewood storefront. The company has now expanded their menu as well as their locations! With a new shop across from Railroad Park and a storefront coming soon to Trussville, Hero has a growing reach for all Birmingham donut lovers. Their donuts always have unique flavor combinations and creative toppings. Aside from offering a wide array of sweet treats, they now sell all-day breakfast and chicken sandwiches on their deliciously soft buns. The newly-expanded Homewood shop has a special kids’ table as well. If you haven’t already, give these guys a try–you won’t be disappointed! 

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Hero donuts from top to bottom: chocolate glazed, cereal milk, chocolate creme filled, bread pudding

Honorable Mentions

You can also find surprisingly good donuts at these local shops:

Crestline Bagel Co. (Mountain Brook) |66 Church St B, Mountain Brook, AL 35213 | (205) 871-4583

Crestline Bagel Co. (Cahaba Heights) |4117 Crosshaven Dr #5230, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 | (205) 407-4583

Magic Muffins Bakery | 3150 Overton Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223 | (205) 969-2113

For classic favorites, check out these regional chains with Birmingham locations:

Shipley’s Donuts | 2050 Greenvale Ln, Hoover, AL 35216 | (205) 822-2142

Daylight Donuts (Homewood) | 813 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood, AL 35209

Daylight Donuts (Leeds) | 7480 Parkway Dr, Suite 132, Leeds, AL 35094

Was your favorite local shop on our list? Tell us where your family likes to get your favorite donuts in Birmingham!

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Katie is a native of Birmingham who moved out to the Bay Area for grad school and the start of her teaching career. After three years of 24/7 traffic and studio apartment living, she moved back to Birmingham and now lives in Homewood with her husband of three years, William. While enjoying Birmingham’s ample parking and fabulous people, Katie and William welcomed their children, Ava (2 1/2 years old) and Otto (1 1/2 years old). After teaching for four years, Katie became a SAHM to Ava and Otto. She and William are now anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby #3 in October 2019. When Katie is not contemplating the engineering feat of fitting three car seats into her vehicle or the logistics of being outnumbered by three toddlers, she enjoys gardening and cooking with her kids. She uses her educational background to teach her toddler about cooking and baking, chronicling their creations on her blog (eatjoyfully.com). Now that the dreaded “all day” sickness has (mostly) subsided, you can find her cooking up new dishes and eyeing fresh produce at Pepper Place, breakfast burrito in hand.