Today, it seems like almost every day is tied to a “national holiday.” However, this Friday is National Donut Day and carries on a legacy dating back to 1938.
During World War I, it was noted that many of the servicemen were homesick and utterly miserable. In efforts to cheer them up, the women (called “Donut Lassies) would scrape up the limited flour, sugar, and oil to make donuts and deliver to the soldiers. National Donut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago branch of the Salvation Army to honor these compassionate women and all of their efforts.
To say We the People love donuts, would be a total understatement. A 2017 survey conducted by Dawn, a global bakery ingredient supplier, found that the average American eats approximately 31 donuts a year – averaging at about 2-3 donuts per month.
If you’re anything like us, National Donut Day gives us an excuse to devour a dozen by ourselves – in honor of a great cause. No shame in our donut game! Check out some of these amazing donut deals in Palm Beach County.
5030 Champion Blvd, Boca Raton | 561-334-2115
This famed donut shop has a ton of locations all over the U.S. – most importantly a location in Boca Raton. This shop is known for its delicious, made-to-order doughnuts. Originating in Duck, North Carolina this chain strives to offer a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere to every customer that walks through their doors.
Located at the Polo Club Shoppes, Duck Donuts allows customers to customize their doughnuts. Here’s how it works: Start with coating your doughnut with a specific glaze, choose a topping, and drizzle your favorite syrup on top. Customers can create their very own doughnut with creative options like strawberry coating with sprinkles to more adventurous creations like marshmallow drizzle. Need I say more?
**Duck Donuts is celebrating National Donut Day by throwing the sweetest beach bash of the season– including FREE donuts for all guests!**
265 NE Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton | 561-617-1074
The dedication and passion of Jupiter Donuts certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. The stores’ “donut engineers” begin making these irresistible pastries at midnight to ensure the fresh and ready to go when the shops open at 6 a.m. Talk about dedication!
A local favorite, Jupiter Donuts, sells fresh-baked specialty donuts. Baked and decorated overnight, these sinful treats at Jupiter Donuts come in a ton of different varieties, such as PB&J and blueberry cake, as well as traditional favorites, including traditional favs but they also serve up some unique flavors like blueberry white iced sprinkles, Butterfinger, Heath Bar, Kit Kat, and even a delicious Smore donut. This place is certainly extraterrestrial.
**Jupiter Donuts says to come on by and grab your FREE donut with your purchase for National Donut Day!**
601 N Congress Ave #406, Delray Beach | 561-303-1102
East coast meets the West coast thanks to Nani Edry. Nani has surfed with the Big Kahuna in Hawaii and even built surf boards in our own South Floridian backyard. All of this well seasoned owner’s experiences have come to fruition in the art of delicious and ginormous doughnuts. After indulging in the decadent breakfast cakes in Hawaii, he saw an opportunity to capitalize on his ideas, right here in Delray Beach – and we’re glad he did!
Nani’s Dough has easily become one of the local’s favorite places to get their doughnut fix. From the summer inspired dragon fruit themed doughnut to the savory cookie butter doughnut, it’s not hard to easily become addicted to all of the unique doughnuts found in this trendy shop. All of the doughnuts are made entirely from scratch, as well as the jams, compotes, fillings, glazes and toppings. I’m drooling just looking at these pictures!
**Stop by Nani’s Dough for 1 free doughnut per person on National Doughnut day while supplies last!**
1422 Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach | 954-531-1990
Okay, so we know this stretches outside of Palm Beach County but there was no way we could cover all of the South Florida favorites and leave out Dandee Donut Factory. This 30 year old diner styled donut shop is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth on National Donut Day.
According to their website, “Back in the early 1980’s two friends’ working at a failing national branded coffee shop seized the opportunity to do it their way. The pair purchased the site and quickly started selling donuts as the Dandee Donut Factory….. Word soon got out that the donuts were not only handmade but absolutely delicious and huge! And the rest is history.”
From all your favorite old fashioned donuts like the good ole Boston Creme to the variety of glazed, sugared, and overall enhanced versions of the Cruller – it’s no surprise this is a Floridian favorite! Not only does The Dandee Donut Factory specialize in their perfected donuts, but they also serve breakfast all day – and we literally mean all day. This donut diner is open 24 hours a day!
**The Weed Reaper Experiment Brewery & Taproom, located at 400 E, 3260 NW 23rd Ave in Pompano Beach, will be serving up their home brewed beers coupled with Dandee Donuts. It’s not free thought. It’s $15.**