ORLANDO, Fla. – Friday is National Donut Day, and Central Florida’s doughnut scene has exploded in the last few years.
Donut Day was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 as a fundraiser to help people during the Great Depression. It also honored the Donut Lassies, the women who would run field bases in France in World War I to provide essential goods – and doughnuts – for the troops.
The first Friday of June is now considered National Donut Day, and donut shops are offering deals and specials in honor of the day.
Whether you prefer cake or brioche, topped, glazed, powdered or filled, you can find a doughnut in Central Florida to your liking.
All deals are only available at participating locations.
Free Doughnuts and Doughnut Deals
The following shops in Central Florida are giving away doughnuts for National Donut Day Friday:
Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut on Friday, no purchase necessary. They are also offering a dozen original glazed doughnuts for $2 when you buy any dozen.
Enjoy a free cinnamon sugar donut on Friday, no purchase necessary. There is a Duck Donuts location in Daytona Beach.
Get a free classic doughnut when you purchase any beverage, except espresso shots.
This deal does not include fancies or specialty doughnuts.
EVERGLAZED DONUTS AND COLD BREW
Everglazed Donuts at Disney Springs is giving customers a free classic donut of their choice with the purchase of any five donuts on Friday. The shop is also having a giveaway on its social media accounts for a price pack that includes a $25 gift card.
All Voodoo Doughnut locations, including the one at Universal CityWalk, are offering glazed raised dozen doughnuts for $10. A dozen classic doughnuts are usually $19.
THE DONUT PATCH — Oviedo
This coffee shop in Seminole County is offering a 99 cents classic donut menu for Friday.
SIR BENJI’S DONUTS — Winter Garden
This fresh mini-doughnut stall at Plant Street Market is offering a special doughnut and beer pairing.
If you order their tropical mango coconut donuts, you can get a pint of mango Florida sunshine beer from nearby Crooked Can Brewing Company for $5.
Donut Day Exclusives
DG DOUGHNUTS — Ocoee
This doughnut shop known for its ginormous fancy doughnuts is offering three doughnuts that will only be available on Friday.
- Strawberry Pistachio: Puréed strawberry icing, chopped roasted pistachio, pistachio whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.
- She’s My Cherry Pie: Filled with a chopped cherry pie filling and dipped in vanilla icing. Rimmed in graham cracker crust and garnished with a little fresh whipped cream and a cherry.
- The Lotus: Iced in rich chocolate, striped in cookie butter icing and finished with Biscoff Cookie crumbs and a whole Biscoff Cookie.
THE GLASS KNIFE – Winter Park
This bakery and café has a daily selection of doughnuts and they often sell out in the morning. The Glass Knife will offer its Cosmic Donut on Friday only.
- 24-hour chocolate buttermilk brioche stuffed with a rich chocolate fudge filling, hand-capped in dark chocolate ganache, finished in flecked gold, edible glitter and a “galaxy” of handcrafted meringues and stellar sprinkles.
THE SALTY DONUT – Orlando
This doughnut shop in the Audubon Park neighborhood is offering a special one-day mini-doughnut for Friday:
- Mini French Toast: 24hr mini brioche filled with homemade French toast filling, maple glaze & topped with maple brioche crunch & mascarpone whipped cream.
Customers who use The Salt Donut’s app can also get free delivery on Friday, along with 25% off all merchandise.
More doughnut shops to check out
The Donut Shop — 480 N Courtenay Pkwy Merritt Island, FL 32953
Love Bug’s Bakery — 1609 S Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32904
The Donut King — Two locations, Minneola and Leesburg
Bakery Plus — 915 E Michigan St Orlando, FL 32806
Dochi — 1222 E Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32803
Donut Central & Fuelpresso — 495 N Semoran Blvd Ste 1 Winter Park, FL 32792
Shaka Donuts — 225 East Michigan St Orlando, FL 32806
Smoke and Donuts — 601 N Primrose Dr Orlando, FL 32803
Sun Pearl Bakery — 5082 W Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32808
Valkyrie Donuts — 12226 Corporate Blvd Ste 160 Orlando, FL 32817
Sip n Dip Donuts — 1001 13th St, Saint Cloud, FL, United States, Florida
Donuts to Go — 1414 W 1st St Sanford, FL 32771
The Donut King — 3716 Howell Branch Rd Ste 1701 Winter Park, FL 32792
Donnie’s Donuts — Two locations: Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach
Mr. Bill’s Donuts — 138 N Woodland Blvd Deland, FL 32720
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