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Happy National Doughnut Day in Scottsdale!

A special holiday just for doughnuts? Count me in! National Doughnut Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in June and Scottsdale has a few a-dough-rable places where you can treat yourself on this special day – or any day for the matter. With everything from gourmet creations to classic rainbow sprinkles, there’s enough doughnut goodness for everyone!


Serving up traditional, classy and fancy doughnuts on the daily, The Local Donut shop is one you won’t want to miss on National Doughnut Day. With options ranging from their classic Blueberry Old Fashioned cake doughnut to the mouthwatering Crème Brûlée, this spot has more than enough variety to satisfy any craving.


If you love doughnuts but can’t have gluten or dairy, Sweet Dee’s has the tastiest treat for you! Dee’s Nuts are delicious mini doughnuts that are always baked fresh, and always gluten and dairy free. With different flavors to choose from – the cinnamon sugar nuts are my fave – you’ll definitely need to buy more than a dozen! Even if you’re not dairy-free or gluten-free, their bakery case rotates treats almost daily so you’ll always find a tasty dessert for any occasion!

Chin Up Donuts & Coffee

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? Head for Chin Up Donuts & Coffee in Old Town Scottsdale and order the Everything Bagel donut - a yeast-raised pastry with vanilla glaze and everything bagel seasoning. It's a savory-sweet flavor party your taste buds won't soon forget. Other popular menu items include the Ore-Oh! (vanilla gladed with crushed Oreo cookie pieces) and Lavender Fields (lavender glaze sprinkled with edible dried lavender flowers).


If your mouth isn’t watering yet, then you definitely need to make your way to The Original Rainbow Donuts shop just over the border in north Phoenix. This longtime local favorite continues the family tradition of serving up delicious, imaginative doughnuts ! Try their apple bear claw with your choice of glazed or cinnamon-crumble topping or their croissant-doughnut topped with a tasty glaze!