Do or do-nut… just be a-glazed with our list of the best doughnut shops in Riyadh…

Can’t live without your doughnut fix? These scrumptious treats are one of Riyadh’s perennial favourites, so do not underestimate the power of these fried goods. Whether you prefer a traditional hole-in-the-middle doughnut or you’re more of a trendy bombolone, we’ve rounded up the best doughnut places in the city.

Captain Hanson

 

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This doughnut shop is beloved for its rich, buttery, and fluffy brioche doughnuts. High-quality, local ingredients form the brioche dough similar to a traditional yeast doughnut, but with a little more oomph, in both flavour and texture. They specialise in glazes here, with a menu of over 15 flavours. Top picks include the hibiscus doughnut glazed with a hibiscus flower reduction and the flamed meringue-covered doughnut. Order a few because you won’t want to share.

Captain Hanson, Merkato Plaza, Prince Muqrin Ibn Abdulaziz St, Al Nuzha, Riyadh 12474, Sat to Thurs noon to midnight & Fri 1pm to midnight, Tel: 057 184 7000. @capt.hanson

Doka Bakery House

A firm favourite with sweet tooths, Doka Bakery House’s baked goods never disappoint. So, for your doughnut fix, just grab a box of its classic cinnamon sugar and enjoy…

Doka Bakery House, Various locations, including Uthman Ibn Affan Rd, Al Mughrizat, Riyadh 11564, Sat to Thurs 7am to midnight & Fri 12.30pm to midnight. @dokabakeryhouse

Donut Factory

 

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These pillowy piles of perfection have gained cult status among doughnut lovers, and current favourite flavours include crocan, pecan and chocolate hazelnut.

Donut Factory, Al Aqiq, Ad Diriyah, Riyadh 13515, daily noon to midnight. @donutfactory_sa

Donuteria

 

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Donuteria focuses on two items at its bakery: artisanal doughnuts and coffee. Fully filled with indulgent creams, these mouth-watering goodies speak for themselves. The dough is soft, the fillings smooth, and the sugar rush very much real. Our favourite has to be peanut butter and the Nutella-stuffed doughnut.

Donuteria, 3882 Prince Mohammed Ibn Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Rd, Ar Rabi, Riyadh 13315, Sat to Thurs 7am to midnight & Fri 12.30pm to midnight. @donuteriasa

Donuts Time

Donuts Time takes everyone’s favourite snacks and combines them with doughnuts for a truly winning combination. Fillings and toppings include Kinder Bueno, M&M and Nutella, pretzel, Lotus crumbs and Oreo.

Donuts Time Riyadh, At Taawun, Riyadh 12478, daily 4pm to 12.30am. @donutstime.sa

Doughnut Plant

A big fan of New York City’s famous Doughnut Plant? We are, too. At Doughnut Plant, the doughnuts are made fresh daily with the highest quality, all-natural ingredients. There are no preservatives, no artificial flavourings, and no eggs. You will find their signature vanilla bean and Brooklyn Blackout doughnuts here, as well as the unique peanut butter and blackberry jam square doughnut. Every bite of the latter is balanced and has a perfect ratio of soft, chewy doughnut to superb blackberry jam. For your doughnut fix, order the mini crème Brulee doughnut, then sit back and enjoy the fantastic flavours.

Doughnut Plant, Al Urubah Rd, Ar Rahmaniyyah, Riyadh 12341, Sun 3pm to 2am & Mon to Sat 7am to 11pm. Tel: 059 244 2394. @doughnutplant.sa

Duck Donuts

 

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Nibble on warm, pillowy, freshly fried doughnuts and sip delicious milkshakes while watching bakers roll out the goods in an open kitchen. These delicious rounds of pastry are made to order and come in decadent flavours that infiltrate the layers; strawberry shortcake, peanut butter and jelly, cookies and cream, pina colada, and maple icing with chopped turkey bacon, to name but a few.

Duck Donuts, Centro An Nakhil, Riyadh 12394, Sat to Thurs 7am to midnight & Fri 3pm to midnight. @duckdonuts

Dunkin’ Donuts

You can’t have a list of the hottest doughnuts in Riyadh and leave out this American brand. Some things are classic for a reason, which is why a box of goodies from Dunkin’ Donuts is just fab when your cravings hit. The options are endless, with variations of chocolate sprinkles, nutty chocolate, strawberry, red velvet, and Oreo.

Dunkin’ Donuts, Various locations. @dunkindonutsksa

Glaze Craze

 

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Glaze Craze’s Instagram-perfect aesthetics is just one reason to visit this eclectic doughnut shop. Their homemade treats are another, of course. This is the place to go for both sweet and savoury doughnut creations, and they get pretty creative, too. If you’re in the mood for experimenting, try the eggs Benedict-stuffed doughnut, comprising a malasada-style doughnut stuffed with bacon and a poached egg and finished with Hollandaise sauce. Brilliant for an entire breakfast-in-one concept.

Glaze Craze, Shorofat Park, 7089 Abi Bakr As Siddiq Rd, An Nada, Riyadh 13317, daily 8am to 1.30am. @glazecrazedonuts

Glaze – The Donut Boutique

If you’re in it for the ‘gram, then Glaze – The Donut Boutique are your guys. The range of baked brioche doughnuts here certainly caters to a wide variety of tastes. Among the most decadent are salted caramel glaze with popcorn topping and graham crackers with toasted marshmallow fluff. And if you’re thinking about getting hitched or throwing a swish soiree, Glaze – The Donut Boutique takes bespoke orders, tailoring fillings and toppings to your favourite flavours or chosen theme.

Glaze – The Donut Boutique, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Seetah Centre, Al Mathar Ash Shamali, Riyadh 12312, daily 10am to midnight. @glazedonuts.sa

hi.

 

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The doughnuts are the staple here at hi., but they also offer a selection of pastries, cookies, and brownies. If you want a wickedly good doughnut, order a box filled with G.O.A.T covered with Kinder Bueno spread, cream-filled doughnut rolled in kunafa, pistachio-flavoured Green Fairy or LMN (lemon doughnut with lemon cream and chia seeds) flavours.

hi. Riyadh, Various locations, including Al Mohammadiyyah, Riyadh 12364, Panorama Mall & Nakheel Mall. @hi.saudi

J.Co Donuts and Coffee

Feeling peckish? Munch your way through doughnuts with generous fillings and toppings for an afternoon treat. Tiramisu, avocado, black forest, green tea, strawberry, Speculoos – these folks have it all.

J.Co Donuts and Coffee, Various locations. @jcosaudi

Krispy Kreme

This iconic brand needs no introduction. Besides the original glazed creations, you can’t go wrong with a sugar rush from caramel Kreme crunch, New York cheesecake, Lotus biscoff and chocolate iced Halawa.

Krispy Kreme, Various locations. @krispykrememe

Luke’s Doughnuts

 

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Luke’s Doughnuts is not your typical doughnut shop. Firstly, it shares a space with Mukha coffee shop. Secondly, it makes its eggless treats fresh throughout the day and focuses on making the perfect dough rather than messing around with fancy flavours. The result is warm, fresh, and fluffy doughnuts. It crafts 11 distinctive doughnuts, but the NY Glaze will make you wonder whether there is anything better than a classic glazed doughnut. Pair your doughnuts with coffee from Mukha Coffee because you might end up hanging out for a while. Just be sure to get here early, as the doughnuts typically sell out fast, and only a limited quantity is made every day.

Luke’s Doughnuts (located inside Mukha Coffee), Al Malqa, Riyadh 13524, daily 9am to 3am (until doughnut sells out). Tel: 056 066 5362. @lukesdoughnuts

Randy’s Donuts

You’ll definitely want a photo with Randy’s iconic, massive doughnut sign on the rooftop when you’re at the Boulevard Riyadh City. But you should also eat one of their hearty doughnuts made fresh every day by hand, which – with a coating of melt-in-your-mouth glaze and a texture that manages to be both fluffy and dense – will make you realise the truth: they are so much more than the massive doughnut sign.

Randy’s Donuts, Boulevard Riyadh City, daily 5pm to 2am. @randysdonuts_sa

Uptown Donuts

 

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Uptown Donuts deals in a real array of doughnut products – from filled classics and ring doughnuts to the cronut hybrids. So, check out this store and eat your fill of zaatar and Nutella, chocolate buttermilk, orange, and Boston cream treats.

Uptown Donuts, As Sahafah, Riyadh, Sun to Thurs 7am to 11.30pm, Fri 4pm to 12.30am & Sat 8am to 11.30pm. @uptowndonutsksa

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