The Best Donuts in Frederick MD

As a longtime Fredericktonian with 24 years of local donut-lovin’ experience under my belt, I’m sharing with you the absolute best donuts in Frederick, MD.

As anybody who has visited Frederick County knows, there are hidden culinary gems everywhere you look.

Donut shops, boasting some of the most mouthwatering and irresistible donuts you’ll ever taste, are no exception!

From classic favorites to innovative creations, Frederick’s donut scene offers flavors and textures that are sure to satisfy every palate and craving.

So grab a napkin (or two), bring your sweet tooth, and let’s explore this ultimate guide of the best donut shops in Frederick.

Best Donuts in Frederick

But first, for those of us (myself included) who thrive on instant gratification, I’ve included a handy table showcasing:

  • The Mom & Pop Donut Shops
  • Each Shop’s Best Selling Donut Flavors
  • Specialties of each Shop
Doughnut chart

And, without further ado, here is the list of the best donuts in Frederick, Maryland, based on popular opinion and local favorites.

Favorite Donut Shops in Frederick MD

1. Daisy Cakes Bakery (formerly Farmer’s Daughter)

Best Donuts in Frederick
Photo credit: Daisy Cakes

Daisy Cakes Bakery
3738 Jefferson Pike
Jefferson, MD 21755
(301) 473-8258

Local Faves:
Peanut Butter Filled

2. Ed’s Country Bakery

Best Donuts in Frederick
Photo credit: Ed’s Country Bakery

Ed’s Country Bakery
4309 Cap Stine Rd
Frederick, MD 21703
(301) 788-5409

From a Reader: “Ed’s Country Bakery we were there recently and everything was very good. They had some strawberry cream cheese doughnuts that were insanely good! They are open only one Saturday morning a month. Check online and you can order ahead of time and pick up but go in and check out what they have while you’re there. Small mom and Papa Operation, delicious!”

Local Faves:
Iced Chocolate with Peanut Butter Filling
Raspberry Cream Filled
Strawberry Cream Cheese

3. Gwenie’s Pastries

Gwenie's Pastries
Photo credit: Gwenie’s Pastries

Gwenie’s Pastries
220 Shorebird St Suite B
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 966-6525

Fillings: Ube/Pandan/Mango/Choco-Nutella

4. Nana B. Sweets

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Photo credit: Nana B. Sweets

Nana B. Sweets
11717 Old National Pike Suite #2
New Market, MD 21774
Email: [email protected]

Local Faves:
Cronuts – Maple Bacon
Apple Fritter
White Cream Powder
Old Fashioned

5. Fractured Prune

Fractured Prune
1202 E Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 682-3668

Local Faves:
O.C. Sand
Peppermint Patty
The Carnival
Banana Bread

6. Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme
5020 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
(240) 815-5271

7. Giant Eagle

Best Donuts in Frederick
Photo Credit: Giant Eagle

8. Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts
8 Locations in Frederick, MD

9. Safeway

3 Locations in Frederick County

10. Wegmans

Best Donuts in Frederick
Photo credit: Wegmans

7830 Wormans Mill Rd
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 575-7300

11. Weis Markets

Best Donuts in Frederick
Photo credit: Weis Markets

Weis Markets
4 Locations in Frederick, MD

Worth the Drive

1. Krumpes Do-Nut Shop

Krumpes Do-Nut Shop
Photo credit: Krumpe’s Do-Nut Shop

Krumpe’s Do-Nut Shop
912 Maryland Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 733-6103

“Not Frederick county, but Washington County. Krumpes donuts. You must experience this at least once. 2am in a little alley way in Hagerstown, you can watch them being made. you order them right there.”

Local Faves:
Glazed with white icing and coconut

2. Home Run Donuts

Home Run
Photo credit: Home Run Donuts

Home Run Donuts
16512 National Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(240) 217-3412

Classic Glazed and Blazin’ Blueberry (these are glazed with blueberry in the dough) are everyone’s favorite regular flavors. 

As far as Specials, Top Sellers:

  • Raspberry Lemon Sunshine *fresh lemon buttercream frosting and red raspberries*
  • Strawberries ‘n Cream *whipped vanilla frosting and fresh strawberries*
  • Buckeye *creamy peanut butter and chocolate*
  • Triple Berry Cheesecake with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
  • Coffee Cake *creamy coffee topping + coffee cake crumbles + a silky caramel drizzle + coffee cake*
  • Maple Bacon *made with hickory smoked bacon*
  • Peanut Butter Cream-Filled with chocolate icing
  • And Monkey Bread Donut Holes are a huge fan favorite

Seasonal Flavors:

  • *Pumpkin Whoopie Pie donuts with spiced glaze and whipped cinnamon frosting. 
  • Pumpkin Roll donuts with cream cheese frosting. 
  • Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake donuts for the holidays.*

3. Pennsylvania Dutch Market

Pennsylvania Dutch Market
Hagerstown Dutch Bakery
1583 Potomac Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742
(240) 420-8555

So there you have it, folks – my top picks for finding the best donuts in Frederick. 

Whether you’re a longtime resident like me or just passing through, these local gems are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings and leave you craving for more. 

So go ahead, treat yourself to a donut (or two) and savor the sweet moments that make life in Frederick so deliciously delightful. 

Cheers to donut adventures and happy munching!

For more ‘best of’ lists in Frederick MD, click on over to:

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