Follow Our Upstate Donut Trail & Find Your Favorite Donuts

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Are you craving donuts? Greenville, SC and the surrounding area are full of melt-in-your-mouth delicious donuts. We’ve researched the local donut shops, and of course, taste-tested. All that’s left is for you to hop on the donut trail. Choose one to try or visit them all. Let us know where you found your favorite Greenville donut.

Donuts: Greenville, SC

National Donut Day is June 2nd, 2023. Jump down to National Donut Day Deals to see where you might be able to grab a free donut in Greenville!

You’d be lying through your teeth if you said you don’t crave a donut every once in a while. I mean, we’re all human and want sweets in our life, so grabbing a donut every now and then is perfectly fine.

Plan Your Donut Trail Route

We’ve compiled a list of places for you to check out and eat until your heart’s content! Based on your location and donut preferences, pop a few of these addresses into your map app and get going. Don’t forget to let us know about your favorite donut spots.

Don’t want to decide? Follow our 5 Stop Donut Trail in Greenville, SC. Just click the box in the upper left hand corner of the map below and follow the blue directions on the left.

Amazing Donuts: Greenville SC


1300 SC-14, Greer, SC

A mochinut is a variation of a traditional donut made the rice dough called mochi. The result is a light and chewy flavorful dough, that comes in a few daily flavors that vary. We really liked the strawberry shortcake, blackberry funnel cake, and rice krispy treat mochinuts.

Duck Donuts

3935 Pelham Road, Greenville

Duck Donuts in Greenville offers made-to-order, mouth-watering donuts. Each donut can be customized with a coating, topping, or drizzle. Or you can try one of their fan favorites such as Bacon in the Sun, Chocolate Caramel Crunch, or Strawberry Shortcake. You can even place an order online and pick it up if you’re in a hurry.

Farm Fresh Fast

860 S Church Street, Greenville, SC
109 SE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC

Located on Church Street in Greenville and Main Street in Simpsonville, Farm Fresh Fast serves gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free donuts. They bake their donuts fresh in-house every morning. They’re dedicated to covering a wide variety of food allergies and diets.

Some of the flavors they offer are Cookies & Cream, Red Velvet Cake, S’mores, and Caramel Delight. They don’t offer every flavor every day, but you’re sure to find a unique flavor during your visit. Bottom line: these donuts are a healthier alternative to most other treats!

Funfetti donut from D’s Nuts out of Farm Fresh Fast

Scout’s Doughnuts

A pop-up doughnut shop that will likely have their permanent home at 1700 E. North Street, Greenville later in 2023, Scout’s Doughnuts is run by a husband-wife team and is a creative take on doughnuts and flavors.

Some of their doughnuts are so fluffy and are actually cronuts (a cross between a doughnut and a crossaint, which, really, you can never ever go wrong with).

Follow them on Instagram or sign up for their email newsletter to get the latest info on where you can get their doughnuts.

HenDough Chicken & Donuts

126 Augusta Street at Gather GVL

Prepared daily, HenDough offers a changing variety of donuts. They offer cake donuts, yeast donuts, filled donuts, vegan donuts, bear claws & fritters. Donuts are priced individually, but a purchase of a dozen donuts will receive a 10% discount.

Want to know more about the unique, family-friendly venue that HenDough occupies? Gather GVL is one of our favorite venues in downtown Greenville that we can’t get enough of!

The Mad Batter Bakery and Cafe

8590 Pelham, Road, Greenville, SC

You can try flavors like red velvet with oreo at The Mad Batter Bakery and Cafe. Their strawberry sprinkle doughnut looks so delicious and is giving us major Homer Simpson vibes. (Closed through Father’s Day 2023)

The Donut Wagon

Food Truck

Who doesn’t love food trucks? After the pop-pop shop, it’s time to check out The Donut Wagon. Since 2018, this mobile food truck sells made from scratch glazed donuts along with handcrafted soft pretzels.

Once a week, they visit local towns, events, festivals, and farmers’ markets to serve their products. You can follow their schedule on social media to find out where they’ll be next!

Delicious Donuts in Easley, SC

You Drive Me Glazy

122 Folger Avenue, Easley, SC

You Drive Me Glazy offers gourmet mini donuts and customers get to custom-create each one they purchase.

Due West Donuts

Mama’s Sweet Shoppe

205 South Main Street, Due West, SC

Go early, because these delicious donuts from Mama’s Sweet Shoppe will sell out.

Mama's Sweet Shop in Due West, SC

Donuts in Simpsonville, SC

Lickin Good Donuts

926 NE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC

Lickin Good Donuts has some of the most unique flavors and yummy donuts, including ones covered in fruity pebbles!

Big Apple Donuts and Cafe

219 West Butler Road, Mauldin, SC
3245 F Wade Hampton Boulevard Taylors, SC

Hand-made, gourmet donuts with a wide variety of toppings and fillings, plus breakfast sandwiches, is what you’ll find at Big Apple Donuts.

Big Apple Doughnuts in Taylors, SC

Maverick’s Donut Company

117 Batesville Road, Simpsonville, SC

Classic, fresh donuts, apple fritters, filed donuts and more at Maverick’s Donuts in Simpsonville.

Delicious Donuts in Gaffney, SC

Sunny’s Donuts

720 S Granard St, Gaffney, SC 29341

Make your way to Gaffney to find more scratch-made donuts at Sunny’s Donuts! From apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, apple bear claws, jelly-filled donuts, to old-fashioned dour cream donuts, this donut shop serves homemade donuts to will leave you yearning for more than just one.

Donuts in Hendersonville, NC

McFarlan’s Bake Shop

309 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC

McFarlan’s Bake Shop is an old-timey bakery filled with delicious cookies, pastries, pies, cakes and donuts. Try the Boston Cream or Glazed. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed. These donuts practically melt in your mouth.

Expect a long line, sometimes stretching out the door. But don’t worry, it goes pretty quick. Go early for the best selection.

By 1 pm on Saturdays, there are usually very few donuts left, which is what happened in the picture below!

Celebrate National Donut Day

Wondering where you can celebrate National Donut Day? Celebrated on the first Friday of June, this day was originally started by Salvation Army in Chicago as a way to honor their members who assisted in WWI by serving donuts to the troops. There are a few places in Greenville where you can grab some donut deals in celebration of National Donut Day.

We recommend checking with your nearest location to ensure that they are participating. In years past, there was local participation.

What is National Donut Day?

You can even show your kids how intelligent you are by telling them some fun facts such as:

  • National Doughnut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided donuts to soldiers on the front lines in WWI.
  • Donuts were actually fried in soldiers’ helmets! (Talk about using what you have!)
    -The donuts were fried seven at a time.
    -The Salvation Army started National Donut Day during the Great Depression. This was a way to raise funds and bring awareness to The Salvation Army’s social service programs.
  • Rations were poor, so the donut idea was conceived as a means of bringing the soldiers cheer.

Grab A Freebie From A National Donut Chain On National Doughnut Day- June 2nd, 2023

Krispy Kreme

Participating Krispy Kreme locations will be offering a free donut of your choice on National Doughnut Day!

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ is offering a free classic doughnut with the purchase of any beverage on June 2nd to celebrate. Find a nearby Dunkin’ location.

Duck Donuts

Stop by the Greenville Duck Donut store and get a cinnamon sugar doughnut. No purchase is necessary. This promotion is only available in shop.

Scout’s Doughnuts

They are going all out for Donut Day. Visit Scout’s Doughnuts at 1700 E North Street for these deals on June 2: 1. 1st 10 people in the door get a free doughnut & coffee, 2. Senior Graduates get a free doughnut, 3. Balloons and temporary doughnut tats for the kids, 4. A raffle to win Scout’s merch & Methodical coffee beans, and 5. Cinnamon sugar & coffee samples

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Where do you find your favorite donut in the Upstate?

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Diane Rizzetta Jarecky
4 years ago

Fancy Fox has the best donuts! I began following her on Instagram after seeing a segment on channel 4 news featuring her amazing creations. As yet, she has no brick and mortar location but you can ususally find her at the Toasty Farmer market on Saturdays. This week she had creme brûlée custard filled donuts. They were fluffy and lusciously full of decadent vanilla custard. Really, a must try!

Jenna Griner
4 years ago

Best donut I’ve ever had is found at Cohesive Coffee on Saturday mornings. Think Skytop Apple Cider donuts but more dense leaving you satisfied with just one donut. Seriously the best flavor and best all around.

Christi Crawford
2 years ago

Duck Donuts on Pelham needs to be added to this list! Make your own creation from a wide variety of frostings, drizzles and toppings. Warm, fresh and a slight crispness sets them apart. Super friendly service as well!