The Best Doughnuts in Hoboken, Jersey City + Bayonne

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Ahhhh, the doughnut. In no other delicious treat will you find the perfect combination of sweet, cakey, frosted goodness — in a variety of sprinkles, toppings, and fillings. Fear not, doughnut lovers, as we are here to tell you about the best places in the area to stock up on these delicious treats, no matter what variety you’re craving. Here is a list of the best doughnuts in Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, and beyond.


Alfalfa {1110 Washington Street}


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Calling what was once Schnackenberg’s home, this Washington Street salad shop pays homage to the restaurant before it in its dessert selection. That’s right, Alfalfa sells the Schnackenberg’s delicious doughnuts, so there’s not doughnut-shaped void in your heart.

Carlo’s Bakery {95 Washington Street}

We’d be remiss not to mention Hoboken’s famous bakery that, of course, is not lacking in its doughnut selection, featuring everything from Carlo’s Signature filled with French cream and topped with powdered sugar to strawberry or chocolate frosted to jelly-filled {a doughnut for every #mood, obvs}.

Read More: A Definitive List of Hoboken Desserts You Must Eat ASAP

Bwè Kafe {1002 Washington Street}

Bwè Kafe

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Delivering high-quality coffee made from beans sourced all over the world {and don’t be surprised if the barista gets a little artistic with your foam}, Bwè Kafe also features a host of delicious sweets including scones, muffins, and doughnuts in tempting flavors like pumpkin spice and chocolate glaze that are gluten-free and vegan {from Om Sweet Home}.

Jersey City

Krispy Kreme {95 Christopher Columbus Drive}

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When you think doughnuts, it’s hard not to have Krispy Kreme come to mind. This iconic, fried-dough staple is essential for filling literally any doughnut craving — from glazed raspberry filled to sea salt caramel filled {you heard that right} — and the perfection of getting a dozen means we don’t have to choose.

The Cottage {136 Monticello Avenue}

The Cottage

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This charming shop has everything from warm meals to start off your day to coffee to freshly-baked goods including doughnuts from Doughnut Plant, the NY-based company. Choose from a variety of flavors that also happen to be very Instagrammable.

The Law of Donutgineering {7 Bleecker Street}

The Law of Donutgineering

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Founded by husband and wife duo, this doughnut shop specializes in decadent craft donuts. The lodge sells amazing holiday-themed donuts like coquito-flavored donuts during the Christmas season and pink-colored donuts for Valentine’s Day. Everyday specialty donuts include El Gauchito {A fluffy yeast doughnut filled with dulce de leche and pineapple} and The Pig N’ the Fig {fig caramelized bacon over a delicious, fluffy yeast donut stuffed with cheesecake}.

The Grind Shop {360 Communipaw Avenue}

This go-to coffee shop serves up delicious doughnuts from Doughnut Plant, straight outta NY. Featuring flavors like Matcha green tea, Valhrona chocolate, red velvet {with cream cheese frosting ya’ll} and peanut butter + blackberry jam, there’s a lot more where that came from and they are all worth a bite.

See More: The Best Spots for Chocolate Chip Cookies in Hoboken + Jersey City


Knead Some Love NY {Online}

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Knead Some Love serves up Indian and American fusion baked goods such as donuts and Bundt cakes. Customers can find authentic Indian-inspired flavors like Gulab Jamun, Ras Malai Rabdi {her my bestseller}, Rose Pistachio, Vegan Toasted Coconut Praline Laddoo with Coconut cream, Tiramisu Thandai, Malai Kulfi Tres Leches, and last but not least, Carrot Halwa with Ricotta Cardamom cream.


Judicke’s {763 Broadway}

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No one can deny the power of a Judicke’s doughnut and they are just small enough that you can {maybe} have more than one without really feeling guilty. A sweet combo of fried goodness and chocolate frosting, Judicke’s features season-appropriate sprinkles for all holidays {so your doughnuts are always festive} so go pick up a dozen and thank us later.


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Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.