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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!



Located on Fifth Avenue in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Alien Donuts doesn’t serve up ordinary doughnuts. With toppings like Galaxy Sugar Glaze, Alien Ice, and Geodes – these creations are out of this world! This specialty shop is open until “Late Night” on the weekends, or you can order them ahead of time and pick up in store to avoid the line!



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.



You may recognize the name since it’s been featured on the Food Network and Travel Channel, and now there’s one in sunny Scottsdale! They have creative doughnuts like their Unicorn Donut, Blood Orange Donut, and Butter Beer Donut – but their Big Poppa Tart Donut is one-of-a-kind! Stuffed with delicious filling and a Kellogg’s Pop-Tart then topped with their cake batter glaze and crumbled Pop Tarts, this is one treat you donut want to miss.



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!



If your mouth isn’t watering yet, then you definitely need to make your way to The Original Rainbow Donuts shop. With their second Valley location in Scottsdale, the family tradition of serving up delicious, imaginative doughnuts continues! Try their S’mores doughnut covered in marshmallow icing and graham cracker crumbs or their croissant-doughnut topped with a tasty glaze!



You came for the cold brew but left with a dozen mini doughnuts – yes, I said mini. Which means you can eat a dozen (or more) and not feel guilty about it! Taking cuteness to a whole new level, Crave offers mini donuts topped with rainbows, unicorn horns, bacon, and the classic Jimmies. With their creative toppings and darling appearance, these little gems are a great way to celebrate.