One of the best days of the year happens the first Friday in June every single year. It's National Donut Day!!! National Donut/Doughnut Day started during WWI. Each year, we celebrate the Salvation Army Doughnut Lassies who served doughnuts to soldiers who were stationed in France. The first official "doughnut day" celebrated those Doughnut Lassies and helped to raise money for struggling families during the Great Depression. Now we use it as an excuse to eat a delicious pastry, but it's fun to know the history behind these random holidays and put some more meaning to them.
Location: A bakery near you (see suggestions below)
Cost: Donuts cost anywhere from $0.50 to $1 a piece. So depending on the number of donuts you want to eat.....
Discounts: I've included National Donut Day 2018 discounts below for stores who replied to my messages. As I get a hold of more or see them posted on social media, I will update this post. Come back as the holiday gets closer for the most up to date information.
If you're planning on celebrating donut day, I would suggest ordering your donuts ahead of time or stopping by first thing in the morning. In years past, we haven't made it to a bakery before evening hits and by then, they're usually out. Who wouldn't want to celebrate National Donut Day? Any excuse to indulge in one of my favorite treats!
Where to find the best donuts in Davis County
Parsons' Bakery (535 W 2600 S, Bountiful) - I haven't had one of their donuts in a while because we don't live right down the street like we used to, but their donuts are some of my favorites. "Parsons' Bakery creates family traditions for each generation." Parsons' Bakery will be offering their regular spread of donuts at $13.99 per dozen.
Dick's Market (2280 S Orchard Dr, Bountiful and 84 West Parrish Lane, Centerville) - This has always been my go to location for donuts. A few years ago, Dick's Market merged with the local Fresh Markets. As a result, the bakeries changed a bit. The Bountiful location has the best donuts now, in my opinion. Last year, Dick's Market gave kids in the area the opportunity to come up with their own "dream donut". One kid from each store will got their donut made for the holiday.
Madbrook Donut Company (Station Park Mall by Fountain Square, Farmington and 540 E 1700 S, Clearfield) - Home of the triangle donut. I'd be tempted to grab one of their large, Texas sized donuts to share, just the two of us.
Caffe Torino - (Station Park Mall by Fountain Square, Farmington) - They aren't necessarily known for donuts, but I tried the cronut a few weeks ago and it was delicious! I got a chocolate flavored one, but they also come in raspberry or maple. Each cronut is filled with custard and is as delicious of a pastry as you'd expect.
Bowman's Market (326 Main Street, Kaysville) - After a lot of suggestions from our neighbors last year, we finally tried Bowman's Donuts and they did not disappoint. They're our go to location for Saturday morning donut runs now. We love that they have mini glazed donuts that are the perfect size for our kids. I've been told that their donuts go on sale each night, so if there is anything left, you could grab one as part of your date night.
Sweet Cakes Bake Shop (237 W 200 N, Kaysville) - This was suggested to us as a great location for gluten free desserts and donuts. Donuts are not on their online menu however, so you may want to call before stopping in.
Johnny O's Spudnuts (2151 North Hillfield Road, Layton) - If you're looking for a different spin on the donut, you need to go to Johnny O's and try the spudnut or "spuddy" as they call them. This is one of our favorite places to wrap up date night. The atmosphere they've created makes it the perfect place to hang out. Johnny O's will be creating a special spudnut in honor of the holiday. They are also offering buy 1 get 1 spudnuts all day long.
Donut Kabobs (Various - Food Truck) We had the opportunity to try Donut Kabobs at a local festival last summer and they were delicious. Check their social media for information about where they'll be each night. Donut Kabobs will be at The Food Truck League event in Bountiful on Friday night.
Tasty's (612 N Main St, Kaysville) - This is one place that we've never been but that comes highly recommended by a few neighbors. I did see that they have one of my favorites, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and coconut flakes, YUM!
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (968 North Main Street, Layton) - Everyone gets a free doughnut in celebration of the holiday! Stop by and grab yours before they run out.
Dunkin' Donuts (512 W Antelope Dr, Layton) - This is one of my favorite stops for breakfast, and their hot chocolate is delicious. With the purchase of any beverage, you can get a free donut!
If you aren't able to make donuts part of your date night activities Friday, June 1st, find time to stop and grab your donuts sometime during the day. At the end of the night or after the kids are in bed, sit down together and enjoy your pastries!
Where will you be stopping for your donut? What flavor of donut do you always reach for first?