It’s National Donut Day today, here’s where to stock up

It’s National Donut Day today, here’s where to stock up

Donut lovers rejoice.

Today is National Donut Day people.

That’s right, those doughy, sugary, glazed little round works of art have their own day – and it’s actually got a pretty great backstory to it!

Celebrated on the first Friday of every June, National Donut Day is a day to celebrate humble donut and the men and women who served soldiers donuts during the First World War. It’s actually an American celebration, but for whatever the reason, it’s made its way to Australia, giving us the perfect excuse to head to on down to our local donut source and indulge.

Here’s where to find some good ones.

Daniel’s Donuts

If you’re craving the best in deep-fried, icing covered treats, it’s long been known that Daniel’s Donuts is the place to go. Located in Portarlington and in Belmont at the old Hungry Jack’s on High Street (drive-thru only), Daniel’s is definitely worth it to indulge in the classics such as Nutella, and Fresh Jam and Cream, or creations like the Cookies and Cream, Snickers Custard, and Passionfruit Cheesecake. They’ve even got vegan options so no one has to miss out. Be warned, they tend to sell out quick so make a donut run here a priority.

Daniel’s Donuts is located at 85 High Street Belmont and 64 Newcombe St, Portarlington and open from 6am.

Uncle Donut

Inspired by the abundance of iced, sugared and gourmet treats taking over Melbourne, Uncle Donut was one of the first to bring glazed, dusted, fried and filled hand-crafted donut varieties to Geelong. Changing flavour on each month, the past few years have seen a wave of mouthwatering flavours like Nutella, Strawberry Jam, Jaffa, an exotic Dulce de Leche, Rocky Road donut, passionfruit pavlova, Apple Pie Cheesecake to Lemon Meringue and even a Crème Brûlée donut.

Now with two locations, one on Little Malop Street and one in Westfield’s food court, you’ll be able to get your donut fix all day long.


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Bellyz Donuts

Bellyz Donuts have an important place in Geelongian’s hearts… and possibly our arteries. These locally made straight-out-of-the-deep-fryer confections are generously rolled in cinnamon sugar and filled with jam, and have been dubbed by many locals as the best around town. Better yet, they’re a steal at just $2 each or 6 for $11. Oh, and vegan-friendly!

You’ll find the donut trailer on Thompsons Road near Apco in North Geelong.

Skinny Dippers

Big believers of all things better for you, Skinny Dippers have been a main player in the donut world for a while now with their paleo doughies. And boy oh boy, do they look good!

You’ll find them at 42 Little Ryrie St, Geelong.

Wendys Ocean Grove

Wendy’s Milk Bar in Ocean Grove isn’t just a destination for ice cream; they’ve also got some pretty delicious cinnamon donuts and today they are selling them for just 50c each! That’s ridiculously cheap and these babies are FRESH.

You’ll find Wendys at 122-160 Grubb Rd, Ocean Grove.


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Griffin Burger

If you’re in Ballarat, Griffin Burger has some truly delicious and aesthetically pleasing doeys. They’re not shy on experimenting with flavours either, boasting everything from Nutella and lemon slice to Cream Filled Peppermint Pavlova, Custard Filled Apple Crumble, and a crushed biscuits, toasted marshmallows and Nutella combo! Drool…

Located at 20 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat.


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Gluten Free by Isaac

Local teenage legend Isaac has been creating quality and affordable gluten-free donuts since 2017, all so people who are gluten intolerant don’t have to miss out on one of the baking world’s best creations! These 100% gluten-free donuts can be made to order in plain cinnamon, jam-filled, Nutella filled or custard-filled, among others. There are a few local businesses who stock these babies so suss out Instagram and Facebook.

In celebration of the day, if you purchase a coffee from stokists Steakpacket Foods, Cafe Palat or Forrest General Store today then you get a free gluten-free jam or Nutella donut. How good’s that? Isaac you’re a little legend!

You can also fill out an enquiry here for future orders.

Krispy Kreme

How could we not include these guys? This year, Krispy Kreme is giving customers a FREE glazed donut, however for us in Victoria they’re delaying the celebration until we can all celebrate safely again as a whole all while being social distancing-savvy.

If you’re not nearby an official Krispy Kreme, you can still indulge in their doughy creations at your trusty 7/11.

Pups Picnic

You can’t forget about your doggos on such an important day can you? Geelong-based business Pups Picnic are known for creating treats that are a healthy, natural and delicious alternative for your pups to enjoy. To celebrate, they’ve got an ‘International Pup Nut Day Pack’ is available from the website. For $45, you’ll get two 120g packets of treats and four packets of Sprinkle Pup Nut.

Check it out here.

Pure Paws Dog Bakery

We reckon doggos are getting more love today than humans. Giving you another excuse to get out and treat your loyal and fluffy, four-legged best friend, Newtown’s new(ish) dog bakery, Pure Paws Dog Bakery, is also celebrating donut day with $3 doggy donuts all day, until sold out.

Available until 5pm, find them at 406 Pakington Street, Newtown