Have you ever wondered, “Where is the best donut in Omaha”? This Omaha couple did, but they didn’t stop at simply wondering. They decided to find that unrivaled donut and went on a great omaha donut tour.
Best Donut Shops In and Around Omaha
1726 N 126th Street, Omaha, NE 68154
What We Tried: Cotton Candy and Lemon Pie. Delicious! Hurts Donut is unique and options are endless, which reflected their hours of operation. They don’t close!
Each Hurts Donut location is independently owned and operated. Hurts Donuts Co. They provide oversized specialty donuts designed to “break all the rules with their uniform-free toppings and amped up flavors.”
15825 West Maple Road, Omaha, NE 68116
What We Tried: Vanilla Raised and S’mores.
Square Donut is a local shop serving…well…square donuts. The donuts are hand-crafted and come in a variety of traditional and specialty flavors.
LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee
17202 Audry Street, Omaha, NE 68136
What We Tried: White fluffed-filled chocolate long John and chocolate-covered Bavarian cream-filled Bizmark.
Lamars Donut is a national donut shop originating in Kansas City, MO, in 1933. Today, Lamars has franchises in five different states. Their menu features many traditional and specialty donuts, bars, bizmarks, knots, fritters, cinnamon rolls, and coffee.
17676 Welch Plaza #7, Omaha, NE 68135
What We Tried: Cinnamon roll with white frosting and Maple-Raised donut.
Sunrize Donuts has been family-owned for over 30 years. They offer more than 50 varieties of doughnuts made from scratch daily. A staff member makes fresh dough every morning. Fifty percent of the dough is hand mixed, and fifty percent is mixed with an automatic mixer. Cutting, pinning, rising, frying, and finishing is all done by hand.
16827 Q Street, Omaha, NE 68135
What We Tried: Dapper makes mini donuts to order right in front of your eyes. We got 6 total, half birthday cake and half fluffernutter.
The Dapper Doughnut is locally owned. Their doughnuts are cake-style, which means they are light, moist, and slightly crunchy. Doughnuts are made fresh to order and are 100% customizable. Traditional and specialty flavors available. The Dapper Doughnut also offers various hot and cold drinks, including lattes, hot chocolate, and milkshakes (even a doughnut milkshake).
Winchell’s Donut House
14840 Evans Street, Omaha NE 68116
2905 South 120th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
What We Tried: Two classics: Long John and Chocolate Sprinkle Donut.
Winchell’s Donut House is a national chain based in California. Winchell’s provides a huge variety of donuts, bagels, muffins, croissants, rolls, breakfast sandwiches, and specialty drinks.
707 South 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114
2715 South 120th Street, Omaha, NE 68144
What We Tried: Strawberry-Glazed and powdered sugar strawberry filled donut.
Krispy Kreme is a national donut chain offering traditional and specialty donuts and drinks. Inside, customers can watch the doughnuts traveling along a conveyor belt as they are cut, fried, and glazed.
Olsen’s Bake Shop
1708 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68108
What We Tried: Cream Cheese Danish and a Glazed Donut and a Cinnamon Roll.
Olson’s Bake Shop is a small, family-run bakery. They offer various baked items, including doughnuts, cookies, cakes, bars, bread, brittle, and kolache.
502 North 16th Street, Omaha, NE 68102
What We Tried: Blueberry crumble raised donut and cookies and creme.
Pettit’s Pastry has been an Omaha based, family-owned pastry shop for over 65 years.
Unfortunately, there is only so much time, energy, and stomach space in a day. Here are some other local donut shops to try also!
Ditmars Orchard and Vineyard – 19475 222th St, Council Bluffs, Iowa
- Ditmars offers freshly made apple cider donuts, a fall favorite around the Omaha metro.
Sweet Magnolia’s Bake Shop – 813 North 40th St, Omaha / 1222 Nicholas St, Omaha
- Sweet Magnolia’s is a locally-owned boutique bakery in the historic Joslyn Castle neighborhood. Sweet Magnolias offers a huge variety of breakfast items, including donuts, scones, coffee cake, rolls, knots, buns, danish, and quiche. They also offer other treats, including brownies, cupcakes, macarons, cookies, bars, pies, and treats for special occasions such as wedding cakes.
The Uptown Bakery – 2229 Thurston Circle, Bellevue
- Uptown Bakery offers made-from-scratch donuts, buns, and rolls on Fridays and Saturday mornings from 6:00 am until noon.
Jones Bros. Cupcakes – 2121 South 67th St, Omaha / 2615 South 180th St, Omaha / 10000 California St Suite 6570, Omaha
- Jones Bros. Cupcakes is a locally owned cupcake shop that appeared on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Jones Bros. also offers a variety of breakfast items, lunch items, treats, and beverages.
Dunkin’ Donuts – multiple locations across Omaha
- Dunkin’ Donuts is a national donut chain offering drive through or counter-served donuts and coffee.
*This post was originally written in 2020 and has been updated in 2022.