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Leslie Ryann McKellar

7 Essential Charleston Doughnut Destinations

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Doughnuts at Bked Shop
| Leslie Ryann McKellar

It’s not hard to figure out why doughnuts are so adored — it is fried dough after all. But then again, it’s so much more than that, as this old school treat evokes memories of dad coming home with a dozen on Sunday morning. Or that hero co-worker who brings them into the office to break up a long work week. Simply put, the doughnut is timeless. The rising quantity of locally run bakeries, cafes, all day breakfast joints and doughnut shops in the Lowcountry should make it pretty easy to avoid chains like Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts. Whether it’s a weekend treat with the family, quick breakfast on the way to work, or that reliable companion while reading the newspaper, these are the nine places in Charleston to go for a delicious gourmet doughnut (and probably a great cup of coffee too).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bked Shop

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99 Westedge St Suit 1950
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 779-0191
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The WestEdge development added this doughnut emporium where guests can find all the classics along with the types of flavors millennials will adore — think cereal and milk. There’s also fritters and vegan flavors like strawberry chocolate or matcha almond. 

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2. Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts

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481 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-5557
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If a Charlestonian is asked where to grab doughnuts, they’ll likely point to Glazed. There might be a line, but it’s worth the price of admission for the famous maple bacon or another of the classics.

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Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts
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3. The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

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4438 Spruill Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 745-9189
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This quirky Park Circle all-day breakfast joint offers its doughnut in sandwich form. The Buzzed Doughnut a.m. sandwich features coffee-rubbed bacon, an over easy egg, and a coffee mocha dipping sauce.

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The Junction Kitchen & Provisions
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4. Brown's Court Bakery

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199 St Philip St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 724-0833
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This quaint retail/wholesale bakery and café supplies the bread for several eateries in the Charleston area, but it also offers an ever changing selection of pastries, cookies and doughnuts.

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Doughnuts at Brown’s Court
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5. Mercantile and Mash

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701 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-2636
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Wednesday is doughnut day at Mercantile and Mash, where guests can order a signature gourmet doughnut that’s made in-house. Look for flavors like ginger molasses or caramel apple. 

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Doughnuts at Mercantile & Mash
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6. The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery

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1107 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 637-3410
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Fans of the breads, bars and cookies that fill the display case at Harbinger should stop by on Sunday, the only day of the week where they offer doughnuts. Expect the unexpected at the bakery finding a way to make combinations like sriracha and peanut butter work flawlessly. 

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7. Joey Bag A Donuts

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1118 Park W Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 856-5639
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This Park West doughnut shop stays busy, with lines out the door, so come early for the best selection. The case is full of classic crullers, cake doughnuts, glazed varieties, and pretty much any traditional flavor you could want.

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A doughnut at Joey Bag A Donuts
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1. Bked Shop

99 Westedge St Suit 1950, Charleston, SC 29403
Bked Shop
Leslie Ryann McKellar

The WestEdge development added this doughnut emporium where guests can find all the classics along with the types of flavors millennials will adore — think cereal and milk. There’s also fritters and vegan flavors like strawberry chocolate or matcha almond. 

99 Westedge St Suit 1950
Charleston, SC 29403

2. Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts

481 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
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Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts
Erin Perkins/Eater Charleston

If a Charlestonian is asked where to grab doughnuts, they’ll likely point to Glazed. There might be a line, but it’s worth the price of admission for the famous maple bacon or another of the classics.

481 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

3. The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

4438 Spruill Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
The Junction Kitchen & Provisions
The Junction Kitchen & Provisions
The Junction Kitchen & Provisions/Facebook

This quirky Park Circle all-day breakfast joint offers its doughnut in sandwich form. The Buzzed Doughnut a.m. sandwich features coffee-rubbed bacon, an over easy egg, and a coffee mocha dipping sauce.

4438 Spruill Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

4. Brown's Court Bakery

199 St Philip St, Charleston, SC 29403
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Doughnuts at Brown’s Court
Brown’s Court Bakery/Facebook

This quaint retail/wholesale bakery and café supplies the bread for several eateries in the Charleston area, but it also offers an ever changing selection of pastries, cookies and doughnuts.

199 St Philip St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Mercantile and Mash

701 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29403
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Doughnuts at Mercantile & Mash
Mercantile and Mash/Facebook

Wednesday is doughnut day at Mercantile and Mash, where guests can order a signature gourmet doughnut that’s made in-house. Look for flavors like ginger molasses or caramel apple. 

701 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29403

6. The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery

1107 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
The Harbinger/Facebook

Fans of the breads, bars and cookies that fill the display case at Harbinger should stop by on Sunday, the only day of the week where they offer doughnuts. Expect the unexpected at the bakery finding a way to make combinations like sriracha and peanut butter work flawlessly. 

1107 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

7. Joey Bag A Donuts

1118 Park W Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
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A doughnut at Joey Bag A Donuts
Erin Perkins/Eater Charleston

This Park West doughnut shop stays busy, with lines out the door, so come early for the best selection. The case is full of classic crullers, cake doughnuts, glazed varieties, and pretty much any traditional flavor you could want.

1118 Park W Blvd
Mt Pleasant, SC 29466

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