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Five local donut shops to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Raise your hand if you love donuts! While we certainly have nothing against great donut chains, in Las Vegas, local is definitely the way to go. With unique flavors and specials, there’s a donut for every craving! Check out this list of five local favorite donut shops in Las Vegas.

Carl’s Donuts Bakery & Cafe

While Carl’s Donuts Bakery & Cafe is still relatively new to Las Vegas, the original Carl’s Donuts has been around since 1966. The company is still family-owned and operated to this day and serves up some of the most delicious treats in town. Inside the cafe, you’ll find classic donuts along with fancier concoctions like the “Cannoli Old Fashioned.” In addition to donuts, the bakery serves pastries like danishes, croissants, and quiches.

Donuts at Carl's Donuts Las Vegas, Nevada | WhereTraveler
Donuts at Carl's Donuts (©Sean Jorg @seanjorgphoto)

Pinkbox Doughnuts

Perhaps the most famous local donuts in the Las Vegas Valley are Pinkbox Doughnuts (we know you’ve seen those boxes all over town). With four locations around town (and more to come, for sure), these are possibly the most accessible local donuts as well. While you can undoubtedly find classic tastes here, fun flavors like the “Key West” and the “Big Samoan” are big hits. Monthly flavors are worth at least a monthly visit, and their holiday and limited edition pieces are worth a trip as well.

Pinkbox Doughnuts Dozen Las Vegas, Nevada | WhereTraveler
Pinkbox Doughnuts Dozen (Courtesy Pinkbox Doughnuts)

Saint Honoré Doughnuts & Beignets

If you’re looking for the prettiest donuts in town, Saint Honoré has several for your Instagram feed. While you’ll still find traditional pieces at this lovely location, the “Couture Doughnuts” and fluffy beignets are the real reason to stop by Saint Honoré. The Raspberry Beret is one of their top sellers, and with good reason—this donut is as delicious as it is stunning. Be sure to stop by for some of the prettiest holiday and seasonal pieces as well—you can even have custom donuts made here.

Couture Doughnut at Saint Honoré Las Vegas, Nevada | WhereTraveler
Couture Doughnut at Saint Honoré (©Alexandra Lourdes)

Donut Bar

Hailing from San Diego, Donut Bar made a second home in Downtown Las Vegas years ago and has been a local favorite ever since. With four to five vegan options daily (including the below “Strawberry Split”), Donut Bar caters to multiple audiences. Outrageous flavors include their made-to-order “Grilled Cheese Donuts” and their “Big Poppa Tart” with a whole strawberry Pop-Tart buried inside.

Strawberry Split at Donut Bar Las Vegas, Nevada | WhereTraveler
Strawberry Split at Donut Bar (Courtesy Chef Jeff at Donut Bar)

Wicked Donuts

The newest on our list, Wicked Donuts, arrived last fall in the Summerlin area. Here, you’ll find offerings that range from traditional donuts to colorful, fancy pieces (like the “Blue Suede Banana PB and Banana Filling”) and even varieties for vegan and gluten-free donut lovers. It’s impossible to miss the stunning rockabilly-themed custom donut boxes, too- they’re a work of art in themselves!

Rockabilly Donut Boxes at Wicked Donuts Las Vegas, Nevada | WhereTraveler
Rockabilly Donut Boxes at Wicked Donuts (©Melanie Lee)