The best doughnuts Riyadh has to offer

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

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 Nut


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Donut Nut focuses on the classics. Fillings and toppings include chocolate, sugar, nuts, custard and strawberry.

Donut Nut, Muhammad Ibn Shuail, Al Mansourah, Riyadh 12694, Sat to Thurs noon to midnight & Fri 1.30pm to midnight. @donutnutksa

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

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. Unfortunately, their location at Shorofat Park is now closed but they’re still available for orders online.


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, 1364 Complex, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh 12512. @glazedonuts.sa



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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

House of Donuts

This is the OG of doughnut shops in the Kingdom. These pillowy piles of perfection have gained cult status among locals and doughnut lovers.

House of Donuts, various locations. @houseofdonutsksa

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

Lena Lu Donut Bar


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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 the Wholesome, Australian honey cream filling and topped with warm honey drizzle and biscuit crumble.

Lena Lu Donut Bar, two locations, including Al Mamlaka Social Dining, Kingdom Centre & Lumiere Mall. @lenalu.ksa

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, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, Riyadh 12331, Sun to Wed 6.30am to 11.30pm, Thurs 6.30am to 1am, Fri 12.30pm to 1am & Sat 8.30am to 12.30am. @uptowndonutsksa

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