Sweet Offers for National Doughnut Day

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  1. Herman says:

    It’s always exciting to learn about new holidays and traditions, especially when they involve delicious treats like doughnuts! National Doughnut Day is a fun way to celebrate this beloved pastry and all the joy it brings. While it’s understandable that your taste buds may have changed over time, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy doughnuts without overindulging in sugar. Many bakeries offer healthier options, such as baked doughnuts or those made with alternative flours and sweeteners. If you’re feeling creative, you could even try making your own doughnuts at home using healthier ingredients. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate National Doughnut Day, it’s always a great opportunity to indulge in a sweet treat and enjoy the little things in life.

    • Alyce says:

      Hello, Herman! I love how many different ways there are to enjoy donuts! I hope you’re able to get a great deal on one of your favorite donuts today for National Donut Day!

  2. Daniel says:

    Hello Alyce,

    While I was looking at the donuts offered by the duck, my youngest grandchildren came to me. You would probably have had a great time seeing us! 

    The chocolate donuts, naturally, and the maple drizzle sandwich had the greatest success. For me, Smokey Bones was more attractive. If possible, we would order immediately. Unfortunately, I am too far away, in Eastern Europe.

    It was a pleasure to read this article about donuts. You have created something beautiful, with interesting products and information. 

    Good luck with everything you do.

    All the best


    • Alyce says:

      Hi, Daniel, thanks for sharing! Maple bacon donuts are amazing, and if you do get the chance to try one, I highly recommend it! 

  3. LineCowley says:

    I had no idea that the first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day. Although I occasionally enjoy a doughnut, I have a gluten intolerance which means that I have to be very careful as to where I buy a doughnut from. So do any of these places offer gluten free doughnuts? 

    Just from a health point of view, with the large percentage of Americans that are overweight and obese, should there not be a healthier option to celebrate, than with a sugary, calorie-filled doughnut? 

    • Alyce says:

      Hello! There are a growing number of places that offer fresh gluten-free donuts, plus there is a link above to an option to order gluten-free donuts by mail via Amazon! 

      There are “national days” for just about everything. Some of them are definitely healthier than others! 🤷‍♂️

  4. Joseph says:

    This is a really cool article Alyce giving us some sweet offers for National Doughnut Day. I had no idea before reading your article that the first Friday of June every year was set aside to celebrate the sweet breakfast treat.

    Just my two cents but it seems to take a little bit of the spirit out of National Doughnut Day for the business to require a consumer to join their rewards program in order to take advantage of the promotion, just seems a little greedy.

    I will certainly be taking advantage of the Krispy Kreme deal, do you think any of the deal are better than that one?

    • Alyce says:

      Hello, Joseph! The Krispy Kreme National Donut Day special is definitely one of the best deals for 2023! I hope you get a chance to take advantage of the offer this Friday on Donut Day!

  5. Johnny says:

    Hi Alyce, 

    I have never heard of National Doughnut Day up until now thanks to you! Doughnuts used to be my favorite treat but I just don’t have that sweet tooth anymore. Now there’s a whole variety to choose from. Krispykreme stands out for me in this article.

    On top of that, I am amazed by the fact that they created this day to fund the soldiers. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Johnny, Donuts are definitely a sweet treat and it’s fun to see so many people get caught up in the excitement and fun celebrations for National Donut Day. I am planning to swing by my local Krispy Kreme for their free doughnut offer today… with any luck, I’ll be there just in time to get one while it’s hot! 🙂

  6. John says:

    For those who love donuts, it’s time to celebrate with donuts! Donut Day is celebrated every year on June 1st. Some people may think there isn’t such thing as a national donut holiday, but in fact, National Donut Day is an official holiday recognized by the U.S. government. You can go to the website to get more information about this event. I’ll admit that the amazing taste of hot glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme sounds like quite a delicious treat! Yum!!

    • Alyce says:

      Hey John, I’ve got good news for your Friday –> National Donut Day is actually not on June 1st each year, rather it is on the 1st Friday of June each year! 

      This means that you still have time to enjoy all the great National Donut Day offers happening tomorrow, Friday, June 3, 2022!

  7. Ingrid Robins says:

    I love doughnuts even though I have never heard of world doughnuts day. I can see that the world doughnuts day supports our soldiers which is a great idea because they need all the support they can get especially in those days when war is everywhere. (Ukraine, Middle East etc.) It is also a great idea that the bakeries are getting lots of business on that day which will help them also.

    I have to say that Krispy Kreme is my favourite.


    • Alyce says:

      Hi Elke, Thanks for sharing! It’s so nice to get one of the fresh glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts when they are hot off of the line! I hope you’re able to take advantage of the great free offers this year, including the doughnut day offers at Krispy Kreme.

  8. chinthaka says:

    A very delicious topic to me. I consider eating food purely a cultural thing. Your article shows me a wonderful marketing strategy. So I really delighted to read this article because the concept that you use to introduce various doughnuts is very nice.

    I personally love doughnuts but I didn’t have an idea this much about the variety of doughnuts in the market. Your sweet article brought me all the details about the food fully.

    thanks, sharing.

    • Alyce says:

      When I was growing up, I’d never heard of full days (or months in some cases) being dedicated to certain foods like doughnuts. However, it seems that marketers have figured out that it’s a fun way to celebrate and promote some fun, so it’s pretty common now to see annual celebrations for doughnuts, coffee, pancakes, ice cream, and even burritos! 

      No matter what, it’s always nice to get a free doughnut, so I approve of all the sweet celebrations and donut-themed promotions! Enjoy!!

  9. Bethel says:

    Wow, I have never heard of dounut day before.  You did well in putting all these dounut brands with sweet offers together. I am not in the United States of America,  I would have loved to witness dounut day this year with all these amazing offers. I really enjoyed reading this hilarious yet informative article. Thank you for sharing. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Bethel, Americans definitely enjoy their doughnuts – enough to dedicate a day to the doughy treats! I’m glad to hear that our nationwide sweet tooth has given you a chuckle. If you’re ever in the US on doughnut day, I hope you are able to join in on the fun!

  10. Baki says:

    I have been once in the USA- summer of 2016, and I had luck to experience the National Doughnut Day. Dunkin’ Donuts is my top choice from the list. It is also the most popular here in Europe. I loved your article since it has a great breakdown of doughnut places to visit during NDD. I think that many Americans will find the article helpful.   

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Baki, Dunkin’ Donuts is one of the biggest chains in the US as well, and has a lot of raving fans from coast to coast! It’s even better on special occasions like National Doughnut Day where there are great deals on these sweet favorites!

  11. evansese says:

    quite an amazing review you’ve got off suite offers for National doughnut day. i. would also have to learn a couple of things from you as the website template is beautiful and really clear.this is an awesome article on some really great offers for national doughnut day. i was waiting for duckin’s doughnut offer but i do not think that it will be possible because of the covid 19 pandemic..

    thanks for sharing such an informative review…… off to share

    • Alyce says:

      Thank you so much for the website love! Definitely be safe when going out for doughnuts (or other necessities)!!

  12. Kalle & Marie says:

    Hi Alyce, thank your for sharing this.  Maybe we are going to start promoting International Doughnut Day 🙂 – I never new that there are a lot of variety of doughnut available in America, and you have the gluten-free doughnut, amazing!!

    We did have Dunkin’ Doughnut for a while here in Sweden, and last year they decided to close all their shops, and start selling their doughnut through gas station store, but now we can not find them anymore.  We love Dunkin’ Doughnut !!

    Happy National Doughnut Day Alyce

    Best Regards

    Kalle and Marie

  13. Samikingss says:

    Laugh out loud. National doughnut day, I am sure all the cops are going to have a field day because they are the kings of the doughnuts. I am sure it’s going to be a fun field day too. I am a lover of doughnuts, of course it’s my preferred snack any day anywhere, let’s see how the celebrations goes this year with this corona virus pandemic which has put everything else around the world in slow motion. Hopefully it gets better before the end of the month. 

    • Alyce says:

      It’s hard for anyone to pass up a great doughnut — especially one of the free or discounted doughnuts offered on the very, very serious holiday, National Doughnut Day. 🙂

  14. Isabelle says:

    I never thought there was a National holiday for Donuts, unfortunately there is no such thing in my country. although I found this article very interesting and helpful especially the section about gluten-free doughnuts. This is quite interesting for someone like me who enjoys eating donuts. Do you a website where I can order donuts online and still get some free?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Isabelle, without knowing where you are from, it’s hard to know what you will be able to order locally. Check with the largest chains (at the top of the article) first, as these larger doughnut chains may also have locations open in your country.

  15. Nicole says:

    I’m glad that you included gluten free donuts on here as well. I have loved donuts forever. Krispy Kreme was a staple of my childhood.  But recently I feel that gluten does not mix well with my system. I want to be able to participate in this great holiday too. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Nicole, There are a lot of doughnut lovers out there who are on strict gluten-free diets, so it’s been great to find so many gluten-free doughnut options available!

  16. Imelda says:

    I had never thought there was such a thing as National Dough Nut Day and found it really interested to see how many different companies in the USA there are specialising in Doughnuts. As a result of this article I did a little research for the UK and to my surprise realised that we celebrate in May and it is usually for 1 week and we raise a lot of money for charity. Unfortunately, it was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 but dates are being planned for next year. 

    As a health enthusiast it is really good to see people supplying gluten free options.

    Enjoy doughnut day I hope it will be fun.

  17. Lorenz Valdez says:

    Aloha and thank you for sharing this great reminder for the end of the week.

    I had no idea it was National doughnut day, but I do know I will be going to dunkin doughnuts.

    Here in Hawaii, Maui is the only island with Krispy Kreme, I am here on Oahu so I might even ask someone flying in from Maui if they can bring some hehe.

    I doubt it though because of COVID still lingering.

    All the other doughnut shops mentioned we DO-nut have here in hawaii as well, just Dunkin Doughnuts.

    Thanks again.

  18. Philebur says:

    Hello there and thanks so much for such a wonderful preview of National Doughnut Day deals! Doughnuts are one of my favourite snacks and will continue to be at this price (free!). I can go several days eating them without getting tired of it, so bring on the donut deals!  I had never heard of such thing as ”National Doughnut’s Day”. Thanks a lot for the information!

  19. evans says:

    this really sounds exciting  getting to know that once again we are this far away from this year doughnuts National Day..i would also have to learn a couple of things from you as the website template is beautiful and really clear.this is an awesome article on some really great offers for national doughnut day. i was waiting for duckin’s doughnut offer but i do not think that it will be possible because of the covid 19 pandemic and also belive it will strongly affect this year National doughnut day..

    thanks  for sharing i look forward to sharing it

    • Alyce says:

      Hi evans, I hope you enjoy the great National Doughnut Day deals – many Dunkin’ locations are open and will have their National Donut Day offers on June 5 and June 6 – 7.

  20. Awinikistevie says:

    Hello there, This is an amazing roundup of doughnut deals that you have got here for National Doughnut Day. The krispy kream doughnuts looks pretty amazing and hopefully I can get some of the glazed ones when they are fresh and hot off of the line! I’ll start on June first with free doughnut #1 and close out the week of treats on June fifth with a free doughnut at the krispy kream.

    • Alyce says:

      It’s awesome that there is a week of free doughnuts this year at Krispy Kreme on National Doughnut Week 2020!! Enjoy them all!!!

  21. LeinaYMB says:

    This made me so happy to read because I love my sweets, it also really sucked though lol. As of 2-3 years ago, I can’t do gluten anymore. I’ve found a lot of great replacements for things, but I’ll tell you what, donuts are not one of them. They are just not the same as a good old fashion fluffy donut. You don’t know what you have until it’s gone has a whole new meaning for me these days lol.

    • Alyce says:

      Aww, I have lived with people who had strict dietary restrictions and it can be a challenge to stick with the program where favorites are involved. However, you may still be able to indulge, as I noticed a lot of highly rated gluten-free doughnut options while doing research for this article. I’ll update with a section of some gluten-free options because I suspect there are a lot of people who would love to know about options that have such great reviews!!

  22. Sami says:

    I have to admit that I have little and no experience with a national doughnut day!  What a fun concept and a super good excuse to have a doughnut.  I am sure our local bakeries have some sort of Doughnut Day surprise. Small towns often find these events happening without them, so will be on the alert to see what is about.  

    I think that living off the major thoroughfares of the world make things like National Doughnut Day such an unusual sounding event that we forget that you who do live where these things are par for the course forget about important times like the first day of hunting season.  Friday night ball games, 4-H fares, the things that mark our days.  

    Finding fun reads like this one to give me a heads up about how to enjoy this event, even without a major outlet, or a service to get it delivered, is a prime find.  Might make it worth driving to where these offers are given and cash in on the specials available.  However, I do think I will probably settle for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of Ice water on the back deck with my Hubby. Thank you for sharing this with me.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Sami, I grew up in a small town and have wonderful memories of my time as a 4-H member and exploring nature!

      We had a Dunkin’ Donuts and a couple of local doughnut shops. One of my favorite things as a kid was to go to Dunkin’ Donuts, pick out a doughnut from the giant display, and sit at the counter to eat it. The excitement of the sweet treat and getting to sit at swiveling bar stools was a huge event in those days!! 🙂

  23. Selenity Jade says:

    Oooh, donuts!!  By the way, YAY to a Cafe Du Monde mention.  I live near New Orleans.  ^_^;

    They have a really awesome donut chain down here in Louisiana.  Meche’s Donut King (or Ricky Meche’s Donut King) and it is freaking the BEST DONUTS EVER!  I’ll have to check out if they have a donut day special going on.  Thanks for letting us know about National Donut Day!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Selenity Jade! The New Orleans area is so beautiful and the beignets and coffee at Cafe Du Monde are legit!!

  24. Jerry says:

    National donut day! Must be something american (lol). Of course, when you are a great donut fan, this information is absolutely fantastic. I did not realize there were so many choices. I wonder if there is a big difference in quality between donut shops. Is there a shop that stands out from the rest or are there the best quality shops? Or is Dunkin Donuts, which we have here in Thailand, simply the best?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Jerry, You are correct about this being an American “holiday” and that doughnuts are quite loved in the United States! Some people have an almost cult-like loyalty to their favorite doughnut and will passionately insist that their favorite is THE best.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      Personally, my favorite doughnuts are the more fancy / gourmet creations from local shops like Sublime Doughnuts in Atlanta, GA and Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, OR. However, I’ll admit that the amazing taste of a hot glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme are also quite a delicious treat! Yum!!

  25. Sheddy Ovb says:

    Helooo Dear, a big thanks to you for sharing this beautiful piece with the members of the public. It’s really informational. Anyways I really enjoyed lasts year national doughnut day, it was so amazing band Finnis. I just can’t wait for that’s of 2020 to come, it’s really going to be cool. I will make sure I keep on checking this site for updates. 

    • Alyce says:

      We will continue to monitor these stores for their offers and will post the National Doughnut Day details for 2020 as soon as we get them! Enjoy!!

  26. edahnewton1 says:

    Hey nice article you have there. Thanks for sharing such a timely information, I have been thinking on where to get a quality doughnuts that will suit my mum’s taste during the  National doughnuts day celebration. I am glad having different option of nice places to buy from. I will be checking on this site  to get updated on when othe 2020 offer will be announced. Regards.

    • Alyce says:

      It’s too early to know what the exact offers will be for National Doughnut Day 2020, but if it’s half as good as it was in 2019, then it’s definitely worth it to mark your calendar for the event (Friday, June 5th 2020)!

  27. coolycue says:

    That sounds so tasty, now I am craving donuts! I love donuts not supposed to eat them but I splurge and have one every now and then so I do not go on a donuts binge. I could not believe how many people are donuts crazed in this country until I worked in a donuts shop years ago. If you run out of donuts on Saturday morning people get downright angry about it! Now I live way out in the country and have no donuts shops anywhere near me. We have a Walmart and we like the donuts from there but we would love some fresh krispe kremes. Will the Krispee Kreme website deliver to my door while they are fresh? Have they teamed with a delivery company? Seems everyone is startling to go this route. We are thinking of celebrating donut day! I love holidays, especially when you get sweets!

    • Alyce says:

      Check with your closest Krispy Kreme restaurant to find out what delivery options are available to you. In some places they may offer their own delivery, and in other places the delivery may be handled by a third party company like GrubHub or DoorDash.

  28. Darrin says:

    Okay, before coming upon this site I had never heard of a National Doughnut Day, but all of a sudden I have a craving for some Krispy Kreme! Sounds like a fun day, only I wonder if they will have a smaller showing this year since it is right on the heels of Planet Lockdown. In fact, some places may still be at that point in June. Anyway, it’s a great idea to get out and just enjoy the day. Coffee and doughnuts! All-time favorite combo meal, and I think it hits all 4 food groups!

    • Alyce says:

      Let’s all hope that planet lockdown eases up soon and allows us to enjoy some free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day!

  29. Nuttanee says:

    Omg, National doughnut day is right around the corner. I live in NYC and I wish that there is a Krispy Kream location, with the legit store here. Having the warm and see it made in front of you is everything. We have it but it is in the train station so it doesn’t count.

    Anyways, back to the topic. Thanks for sharing the deal! I will use the code BE SWEET for Krispy Kreme and pick it up 🙂 

    If the covid-19 won’t let me go out and about, I am just going to get the baby cakes donuts maker and make it myself. so much fun! 

    • Alyce says:

      Sounds like a plan! I hope you are able to enjoy the “hot doughnuts now” at Krispy Kreme again soon!!

  30. Kirkman says:

    i would love to go for free doughnuts on the national doughnuts day and get free doughnuts. events like this is a medium to show love and oneness among our selves. but i doubt if there will be any from walmart with the panic and lock down due to the corona virus pandemic. thank you for this

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Kirkman, So far, other restaurants have continued with their National food celebrations (like National Burrito Day), so I’m expecting that National Doughnut Day will also be full of sweet doughnut offers too. Stay tuned for details (enjoy the Dunkin’ Donuts offers on Fridays or the Krispy Kreme offers on Saturdays for now).

  31. Feji ben says:

    Celebrated annually on the first Friday in June, the day of the pastry was established in 1938 to honor the Salvation Army Donut Lassies, women who served the treats to soldiers during World War I.For my family its a very well repected day and i can wait for it to come…the only problem i have now is this pandemic i hope it would have solved by them as i have a lot of sales to make that day.

  32. PrettySophia says:

    Hello there,i must say….You “don’t” want to miss sweet savings on Friday, June 7. National Doughnut Day – or National Donuts Day in some circles – and shops … be running special promotions, so expect big deals and maybe even long lines if you venture out. This year i think i will go for one or two of these offers as i have missed a lot of doughnuts days before and i “donut” want to miss this one

    • Alyce says:

      I agree that you may as well take advantage of all the sweet doughnut offers that you can!! 

      Keep in mind that there are currently free doughnut offers at Dunkin’ Donuts on Fridays and at Krispy Kreme on Saturdays. Enjoy!

  33. Christine says:

    My whole family loves donuts especially the Krispy Kreme donuts. Whenever we drive pass any Krispy Kreme store, we never missed stopping by.

    With the “Friends and Neighbors” offer, there is no reason for us not to pick-up a dozen :). Actually, I have to buy 2 dozens so that I can have free 2 dozens with a smiley face donut in each. If not, my son and daughter will be fighting for the smiley face donut :).

    Thank you for the information.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Christine, Those smiley face doughnuts from Krispy Kreme are a nice touch!! Plus, I think we can all use the extra dose of joy in our lives right now! It’s also nice that this generous promotion is happening right now without having to wait for the deals on National Doughnut Day!

  34. Kenechi Obinna says:

    Walmart dough is one of the best doughnuts I have tasted and it is something that always increase my appetite each time I take it. I don’t really know much about others listed in this article but I’m just okay with Walmart doughnuts. I love taking it together with my hot coffee.

    • Alyce says:

      Coffee is the perfect complement to doughnuts and thanks for sharing the tip about the tasty doughnuts at Walmart! I haven’t tried the doughnuts there yet but it sounds like they are definitely going to be worth the trip! 

  35. Smoochi says:

    Thank you and i do feel enlightened by your article. i would also have to learn a couple of things from you as the website template is beautiful and really clear.this is an awesome article on some really great offers for national doughnut day. i was waiting for duckin’s doughnut offer but i do not think that it will be possible because of the covid 19 pandemic

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Smoochi, 

      Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme are actually still open for takeout service (and delivery in some areas) and they are also both offering deals right now! No need to wait for National Doughnut Day — for a limited time, get freebies on Fridays at Dunkin’ Donuts and on Saturdays at Krispy Kreme. Enjoy!

  36. Michael Gravette says:

    I love Krispy Kreme donuts.  I saw that they are coming out with the yeast version that they started with.  When I was a kid, the donuts were twice the size they are now.  I remember asking my wife’s father why Krispy Kreme donuts tasted so good.  He said it was due to the sweat dropping in the tub from the guy stirring the dough.  Not sure that is true, but they are good.  Nice article.  I will for the June deals.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Michael, When the Krispy Kreme stores / restaurants are open near me, they often have people lined up to watch the glazed donuts rolling through the open kitchen. The “hot doughnuts now” sign indicates that the a hot, fresh treats are ready — it’s a sign that can be hard to pass up!

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