The Best Donuts in Birmingham

Donuts in Birmingham
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National Donut Day is upon us!

We’ve curated a culinary guide to a few locally-owned donut spots to help you celebrate (and salivate over) some of the best donuts in Birmingham! From classic yeast to cake donuts, glazed to sugared, and even dips for your donuts, this is the guide for donut lovers in the Birmingham area!

Where to Find the Best Donuts in Birmingham

Sons Donuts

351 Rele St, Birmingham, AL 35223 | (205) 202-5233

Possibly the most unique take on the much-loved treat is Sons Donuts. Their motto is “Always Fresh. Always Hot,” so they’re made to order! These aren’t your ordinary donuts, either! The donuts are miniature—perfect for indulging in multiple flavors and nicely sized for children. 

These donuts are freshly made when you order them. Select your flavors, dips, and prepare to indulge!

All of their donuts start as a classic vanilla donut but then set themselves apart through your selection of sugars and/or glazes! Be sure to check out their seasonal flavors, including “Springtime” topped with Paris tea sugar and edible spring petals.

What Sets Them Apart from the Crowd?

Unique flavors, miniature, served warm (but taste so good the next day, too!) 

The Heavenly Donut Co.

4911 Cahaba River Rd #105, Birmingham, AL 35243 | (205) 536-7200

When it comes to convenience, The Heavenly Donut Co. has you covered! With a food truck and store front, The Heavenly Donut Co. is the most accessible on this list. Their hours are by far the most generous and they provide online ordering for those who like to plan ahead. The drive-thru window is especially appreciated for those rainy days or days when you just want to grab and go! 

The Heavenly Donut Co. is a kid-favorite! And adult-favorite, too!

While they host the classic selections, from old-fashioned sour cream donuts to fluffy glazed donuts, they also have a unique array of flavors, including maple-bacon, candy-topped, and various themed donuts! The Heavenly Donut Co. can also create amazing personalized donut arrangements for any occasion, too! 

The shop has games for kids to play, ample seating, and a nice coffee selection, as well. 

What Sets Them Apart from the Crowd?

Beignets (Saturdays only), food truck, drive-thru, extended hours (until sold out)

Hero Doughnuts & Buns

Homewood | 1726 28th St, Homewood, AL 35209 | (205) 623-1017
Railroad Park | 1701 1st Avenue South Suite 135, Suite 135, Birmingham, AL 35233 | (205) 558-8011
Trussville | 314 Main St, Trussville, AL 35173 | (205) 825-8875
Hoover | 1013 Marble Terrace, Hoover, AL 35244 | (205) 502-2807

Hero started off as a limited-menu, donut popup in local farmers’ markets. In 2017, Hero opened a small storefront in Homewood, then expanded the space and their menu a few years later. Now, you can find them in multiple states across the Southeast!

These donuts are HUGE! And the unique flavors and toppings can’t be beat!

Now, with shops near Railroad Park, in Trussville, and in Hoover, Hero has a growing reach for all Birmingham donut lovers. Their donuts are large and in charge! From cake donuts to double-decker-sized brioche donuts, Hero provides unique flavor combinations and creative toppings. Aside from offering a wide array of sweet treats, they now sell all-day breakfast, salads, and even mouthwatering burgers and chicken sandwiches on their delectable brioche buns. 

What Sets Them Apart from the Crowd?

Full menu option beyond donuts, brioche-style

Honorable Mentions

You can also find surprisingly good donuts at these local shops:

Fultondale Bakery | 1214 Decatur Hwy, Fultondale, AL 35068 | (205) 808-4431

Sunrise Donuts |
1141 Ashville Rd, Montevallo, AL 35115 | (205) 476-8899

T & C Donuts |
2910 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr, Suite 110, Hueytown, AL 35023 | (205) 881-4010

Pop Donuts |
1819 Centerpoint Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35215 | (205) 856-3980

For classic favorites, check out these regional chains with Birmingham locations:

Shipley Do-nuts | 2050 Greenvale Ln, Hoover, AL | (205) 822-2142

Daylight Donuts (Forestdale) | 1544 Forestdale Blvd, Forestdale, AL | (205) 238-5555

Daylight Donuts (Pell City) | 705 Martin St. N, Suite 2, Pell City, AL | (205) 338-8700

Was your favorite local shop on our list? Tell us where your family likes to get donuts in Birmingham!


Don’t forget to grab some coffee from one of our local coffee shops to enjoy with your donuts!

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