Best of Houston

Rest of the Best 2013: Houston's Top Ten Doughnut Spots

Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several months. Bon appétit!

Unless you eat 15 raised, glazed doughnuts, all of them fresh and hot, one right after the other, it might be difficult to judge who in town has the best doughnut. Yes, some places make doughnuts that are clearly superior to others, but, you know, fried rings of dough are pretty awesome, generally speaking.

So instead of a roundup naming the single best doughnut from a number of places, we've compiled a list of the best spots in town to get your fix -- regardless of whether you're a raised/glazed fan, an old-fashioned connoisseur or a lover of the jelly-filled variety. We guarantee these are all ideal places to satisfy your cravings. However you spell it -- donut, doughnut, do-nut -- these are some sweet and tasty treats.

Note: Even though they're often sold at doughnut shops, kolaches, croissants, apple fritters and the like will not be addressed in this post. Doughnuts only! That other stuff will come later!

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Kaitlin Steinberg