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Celebrate National Doughnut Day with Oakland's best doughnut shops

Golden Gate Donuts. | Photo: Shayla B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 06, 2019.

Brace for sugar: National Doughnut Day is on the way.

The event, held this year on June 7, isn't a new tradition. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s dipped in patriotic history.

National Doughnut Day originated in 1938 to pay tribute to the Salvation Army volunteers who provided doughnuts to Uncle Sam’s soldiers during World War I. According to doughnut lore, those "Donut Lassies" were the reason the fried treats caught on in the United States after the troops returned home.

Ready to celebrate by finding a fresh doughnut near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top options for doughnuts around Oakland, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a ranked list of the city's best.

1. Donut Savant

Photo: Veronica C./Yelp

Topping the list is Donut Savant. Located at 1934 Broadway between 19th and 20th streets, it is the highest-rated doughnut spot in Oakland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 626 reviews on Yelp.

2. Golden Gate Donuts

Photo: Susie W./Yelp

Next up is Temescal's Golden Gate Donuts, situated at 4201 Telegraph Ave. between 42nd and 43rd streets. With 4.5 stars out of 148 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score doughnuts, pastries and coffee has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Dick's Donuts

Photo: Amy D./Yelp

Allendale's Dick's Donuts, located at 3417 High St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot 4.5 stars out of 96 reviews.

4. Quality Doughnuts

Photo: Devyn M./Yelp

Last but not least, Quality Doughnuts, a doughnut spot in Millsmont, is another go-to, with four stars out of 31 Yelp reviews. Head over to 6860 Sunkist Drive to see for yourself.


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