12 of our Favourite Doughnut Shops Across Yorkshire and the North East
Fancy treating yourself to something delicious and sweet?
Proven Goods Co.
Originally a pop-up stall on Newcastle’s Quayside Market, Proven Goods Co. have flourished into one of the best doughnut suppliers in the North East. Creating their hand-rolled, slow proven doughnuts the traditional way, meaning each one is made from scratch, filled and then glazed each morning, you’ll find their monthly changing flavours at Hoults Yard.
Unit 1 Maling Court, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle NE6 2HL
Step inside one of their three (two in York and one in Clitheroe) bright and colourful doughnut shops where you’ll find handcrafted, cream filled, chocolate topped and rainbow coloured doughnuts. Try the bitter lemony glaze with a sweet meringue and biscuit top – yum!
12a Church Street, York YO1 8BE
Unit 1, 43 Layerthorpe YO31 7UZ
Relatively new to Tynemouth Front Street, Deep North have made waves with their independent coffee and doughnut shop. Everything (including the dough, jams, fillings and glazes) is made from scratch each day, with high-quality seasonal ingredients. After a dip in the sea or a stroll along King Eddy’s Bay, there’s nothing sweeter than a freshly made doughnut and cup of coffee.
34 Front Street, Tynemouth NE30 4DZ
Doboy Donuts have been serving handmade delicious sweet treats since 2020 and now with three locations across Yorkshire (in Wakefield, Castleford and Leeds) there’s even more opportunity to try a delicious glazed ring. They offer a huge range of flavours (including vegan doughnuts) and they switch them up each month so there is always something new to try.
109 Dewsbury Road, Wakefield WF2 9BL
Cardigan Mills, Lennox Road, Leeds LS4 2BL
Willowbridge Lane, Castleford WF10 5NW
Big Fat Donut Co.
Just off High Level Bridge you’ll find this quirky doughnut shop serving fresh artisan doughnuts. As well as doughnut messages and 10 inch pre-order doughnuts, you’ll find flavours including Biscoff, caramel fudge, raspberry Jammy Dodger and cinnamon sugar – plus all their doughnuts are suitable for vegans.
Arch 14 Wellington Street, Gateshead NE8 2AJ
Handmade doughnuts and single origin coffee – what more could you want? Working hard to develop distinctive favours alongside a yummy dough recipe, the team at Doh’hut now have a permanent outpost in Leeds. Try the classic vanilla bean and crème patissiere flavour topped with a fresh strawberry – it’s one of our favourites.
Trevelyan Square, Leeds LS1 6ED
Newcastle’s very own vegan doughnut shop with two outposts (in Heaton and Newcastle’s Grainger Market), Glazed is the place to go this National Doughnut Day. From quirky lime and basil to rich peanut butter and chocolate flavours, head to either of the shops to browse the counter full of treats.
Unit 132, Grainger Market, Newcastle NE1 5QN
19 Coast Road, Newcastle NE7 7RN
Dukes Donuts and Coffee
Open seven days a week, Dukes serves speciality glazed and filled doughnuts including Nutella brownie, lemon meringue, chocolate caramel and Jammie Dodger flavours. Don’t fancy leaving the house to get your doughnut fix? Order online and get them delivered straight to your door.
148b Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LU
Taking no shortcuts in crafting their gourmet doughnuts, R. Place use only the best ingredients for their dough, glazes and toppings. Bounty-lover? They’ve got them. Nutty for Nutella? You’re covered. Toasted S’mores? They have a doughnut for that too.
11 Nile Street, North Shields NE29 0BD
Small batch handmade doughnuts are what this Sheffield bakery was built on. Starting out in 2015 selling their delicious doughnuts at a local market, owner Lauren Eve knew she was on to something good. Head to the bakery to sample seasonally-inspired sweet treats – the Yorkshire forced rhubarb and lemon curd rippled cream is a must!
380 Sharrow Vale Road, Ecclesall, Sheffield S11 8ZP
The Donut Lab
High-quality handmade doughnuts supplied across the North East, you’ll find The Donut Lab at markets across the region. They’ve spent years perfecting their recipes to offer light, fluffy dough filled with jammy and creamy ingredients, so it’ll be hard to resist a doughnut here. Want to find out more? Read our interview with owner Phil here.
The Dirty Doughnut
At local markets each week, stop by this Hull-based doughnut stand where delicious dough is topped, filled and glazed with decadent flavours. As well as vegan options, you’ll find the likes of Oreo crumb, M&M, Biscoff fudge and Freddo doughnuts.