Updated: Sep 16
Adventure always needs a stop. A donut stop that is. #Nationaldonutday may be have been yesterday, but we like to celebrate donuts all year long. Utah County is not only a hot spot for adventurous outings but it also has some of the highest rated donuts in All. Of. Utah. There must be something in the water when it comes to fresh donut creations.
Check out our favorites!
5. Provo Bakery
As if downtown Provo isn't quaint enough, wait until you experience the ambience of Provo Bakery. You will feel like you jumped back into pioneer times with fresh bakery smells and vintage buildings. As for the donuts, they speak for themselves with "Every Batch, Baked from Scratch." The sprinkle raised and apple fritters literally melt in your mouth. As for the kids, there is always something fun to make their outing more memorable.
Nearby Adventure Bonuses: Sundance Resort, Provo Canyon hikes, Provo River and the Springville Reservoir, Utah Lake.
4. Jack's Donuts
What is better than a delicious donut? A fun donut. An instagram worthy donut. A "make the kids happy" donut. If you want to add flair to your day, head to Jack's Donuts. Grab a fruity pebbles cake donut, a Reeses bar or a sprinkle glazed. If you're feeling like an indecisive risk taker, try the maple bacon or creme brulee. Oh, and make sure you say thanks to Jack before ya you know, hit the road.
Nearby Adventure Bonuses: Alpine Loop, Timpanogos Cave, Silver Lake Flat.
3. Cowboy Donuts
This local Spanish Fork joint believes there's a little "cowboy" in everyone - a sentiment we are totally on board with. Hard working, patriotic and adventurous. If that describes you, then head over to Cowboy Donuts on the way to your next adventure. They're famous for mixing things up with their seasonal donuts, so whether it's during summer, Christmas-time or football season, you're sure to enjoy a delicious treat. Because these donuts are fresh daily, you cant go wrong with a classic glazed.
Nearby Adventure Bonuses: Spanish Oaks Reservoir, Payson Lakes Campground, Mt. Nebo Loop, Spanish Fork Festival of Lights (Christmas season)
2. Avenue Bakery
Even though this American Fork gem is more than just donuts, we couldn't leave it off our list because it's definitely one of our favorite bakeries around. Avenue Bakery has donuts, croissants, crepes, you name it. You can get a quick bite on the way to the lake or stop by for more of a brunch after an early morning hike - up to you! Be sure to try the mango, strawberry, and old fashioned donuts! Just about everything tastes classic and buttery!
Nearby Adventure Bonuses: Battle Creek falls hike, Highland Glen Park, American Fork Marina on Utah Lake, Evergreen Park, Mt Timpanogas Temple, Dry Creek Canyon.
1. Lehi Country Bakery
There is a reason this little corner shop has been in business for over 45 years. It is straight up quality and nostalgia. Lehi Country Bakery is known for fresh on the daily, TO-DIE-FOR DONUTS that usually sell out by 10am. It really doesn't matter what kind of donut fan you are, you will find the best of the best at this little shop. What's is better is it is down the street from the Lehi Roller Mills if you want a cool photo op. You know, like a throw back to footloose?
Our favorites are the classic square donut, coconut crunch, cinnamon sugar crunch, buttermilk bars, maple glazed, old fashioned, and frosted filled. Remember, it is home of the square donut so, "Be there or be square."
Nearby Adventure Bonuses: Battle Creek falls hike, Lehi Rodeo grounds, Highland Glen Park, American Fork Marina on Utah Lake, Tibble Fork Reservoir, Silver Lake Flat, Alpine Loop, Mt. Timpanogas, Dry Creek Canyon, Highland Hollow, Jordan River Trail, Thanksgiving Point.