Donuts are a breakfast staple especially for those looking for an rush of sugary goodness to start their day.
That’s not to say those with a sweet tooth can’t indulge in the classic fried dough treat whenever they have a craving, they make a perfect mid-morning pick up or after dinner dessert. Fortunately, in Pittsburgh you can choose from an array of top notch donut shops and makers to get your fix! We’ve compiled a list of
May be you’re looking for a whimsical gift for the Homer Simpson donut lover in your life? Perhaps you’d like to treat your staff or co-workers, your child’s teacher? Try buying them a GiftYa personalized gift certificate to one of the lovely shops we’ve listed below. You can purchase gift certificates to almost anywhere and easily text them to anyone through the app. The recipients can then sync it up with their debit account and not have to worry about carrying the gift card around.
Release Your Inner Hippie And Indulge In Original Sweets
Peace Love And Little Donuts | 412.904.4649
Strip DIstrict | 50 21st Street
Mon-Tue 7am-2pm| Wed-Sat 7am-8pm
With various locations around Pittsburgh, their flagship store in the Strip is where it all began. Their trademark mini donuts happened by accident, but they took it as a sign and went with it! You can watch as your fresh donuts roll down the conveyor belt, to be freshly topped with a delightful choice of delicious toppings, from S’More to Samoa.
“A friend and I had sweets craving and decided to try Peace, Love and little donuts on a whim. We were not disappointed! Walking in the staff person greeted us and was extremely friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend the raspberry lemonade donut! It was the perfect mix of sweet and with a little bit of sour. While it might seem expensive for the size they do really fill you up. Can't wait to go back and try some more flavors!” -Abby K. Yelp Review
Satisfy Your Craving With Delicious Treats
Just Good Donuts | 412.381.2447
Southside | 1830 E Carson Street
The Pub Chip Shop is worth a trip whether you’re seeking sweet treats or savory Anglo-fare, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night bites. While their known for authentic fish and chips, and other British cuisine, their breakfast is equally as cravable including the “Just Good Donuts” they serve each morning. Large, fresh, and smothered in perfectly unique toppings, you’ll make a stop to them a part of your morning routine.
“Probably the best donuts I've had in Pittsburgh. Staff is always super helpful. I was greeted, asked if I had any questions, and I was told what donuts were going out of season and which new ones were gonna replace them. I can always leave the selection up to them because any donut is a good donut. Definitely would recommend if you're gonna buy any for a small party of people.” -Steph V. Yelp Review
Order Custom Made Donuts To Hit The Spot
Bella Christie & Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique| 412.772.1283
Lawrenceville | 3511 Butler Street
Aspinwall | 213 Commercial Avenue
Wed-Fri 10am-6pm| Sat 8am-4pm
While you can’t go wrong with any of the baked goods and pastries at Bella Christie’s, you’re you’re looking for a unique catered treats their Donut Danger Zone is a whimsical touch to any event. You can order classic or gourmet in regular sized or minis, with special decorated options like a Bride & Groom, unicorn, mermaid, or the galaxie. You can also stop by the either location in Lawrenceville or Aspinwall to grab one, or a dozen, on the go.
“So glad they've come to Lawrenceville! Their little donuts are SO good, and the shop smells amazing when you walk in. In addition, their lunchy food (salad, soups and sandwiches) are really good, really fresh are really filling. It's become a favorite weekly stop for me. Plan on stopping by for something great!” -Heidi H. Yelp Review
Taste Quality Made Donuts For Your Guilty Pleasure
Schorr Bakery | 412.321.7568
Perry North | 3912 Perrysville Avenue
This old school bakery isn’t full of gimmicks, with a simple classic shop and authentic baked goods. Patrons rave of all their amazing treats the donuts are the stars. Enjoy glazed, cake, cinnamon rolls, bear claws, all the classics are there in perfect form.
“This is the gem on the northside! Everything we have ever bought here has been great. The donuts are out of this world. My office always appoints me to get donuts so I can bring them from schorrs. Their birthday cakes are a favorite of the family and we always have their italian bread in the house. Definitely joely the best bakery in Pittsburgh.” -Winston P K. Yelp Review
Fresh And Creative Donuts Will Captivate Your Taste Buds
Big Daddy’s Donuts | 412.921.4441
Crafton | 90 Noble Avenue
A blast from the past, you’ll travel back to a simpler time at their traditional counter from another era. Their basic cake donuts often sell out within the first hour, but don’t worry there are plenty of unique flavor combos to try if you miss out on the basic favorites.
“My boyfriend and I had the biggest craving for a donut when we stumbled across this place. The donuts were fresh, soft, delicious and reasonably priced, even though we arrived at the shop well after noon. The staff and what we think was the owner were friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be returning.” -Liz H. Yelp Review
Gluten-Free and Dairy Free Options
Gluuteny Bakery | 412.521.4890
Squirrel Hill | 1923 Murray Avenue
Gluuteny is heaven for anyone with any dietary restrictions or preferences that don’t typically get to enjoy baked goods. Their donuts are vegan and soy free, but still full of flavor and fun! A perfect stop for those who don’t get to enjoy donuts often.
“This bakery is absolutely adorable and has a huge selection of delicious sweet treats to choose from! The day I went, I got the last chocolate donut with chocolate icing and it was very good. I also got a pumpkin cupcake and that was really good as well. Will definitely be back to try more goodies! Highly rec!”
No matter where in Pittsburgh you live, you’re not far from fresh delicious donuts! Enjoy a dozen or share a GiftYa personalized gift with the donut-lover in your life.