6 Best Doughnut Shops in New Mexico!

Deep-fried morsels of sugary goodness and a cup of coffee for many is the perfect way to start the morning or the ideal sweet snack during the day. Whenever you’re craving one of these decadent treats, New Mexico’s delicious doughnut shops can help you out. Here are 6 of the best.  

Whoo’s Donuts, Santa Fe, NM

Dr. Seuss wrote about Whoville, a colorful, magical, whimsical place full of warm-hearted people. Whoo’s Donuts would fit right in. The doughnuts are brightly colored, covered with fanciful toppings like maple glazed bacon, chile brown sugar, toffee chunks, swirls of white chocolate, lavender glaze and filled with dreamy creams like Key lime, summer peach, mango habañero and lemon ganache. Local favorite is the blue corn blueberry lavender. Doughnuts are made fresh daily with locally-sourced and organic ingredients. Get there early—they sell out!

Glenn’s Bakery, Gallup, NM

This popular bakery and eatery is a local hangout which generally means the fare is worth-stopping for. The doughnuts at Glenn’s are no exception. Both cake and yeast are made fresh daily and are simply delicious. Glazed salad-plate sized cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, twists drizzled with both white and dark chocolate glaze and maple-glazed long johns are standouts at this old-school coffee and doughnut spot. In business since 1980, owners have mastered the art of making doughnuts. Drive-thru if you just can’t wait. Inside seating, too.

Burro Street Bakery, Cloudcroft, NM

This is a full-on bakery—pies, cakes, pastries, breads—but if you get there first thing in the morning you’ll get the best of their doughnuts. Fresh out of the ovens, the cake ones are soft and moist, and the yeast sticky with a little crunch. Try the French beignets for an amazing deep-fried doughy goodness covered in powdered sugar. A great place to sit on their porch and enjoy the fresh mountain air, a cup of coffee and a chocolate covered donut … or a cinnamon roll … or a apple fritter … or all three.

Johnny O’s Spudnuts, Farmington, NM

If you’ve never had a spudnut, which is quite likely, then this is quite a treat. It’s a hand mixed doughnut made with potato flour which gives it a light and fluffy texture. The recipe used here has been passed down through three generations of spudnut makers. The “spuddy’s” come in traditional flavors as well as not so traditional like hot cocoa, rocky road, almond joy, chocolate cherry cheesecake and even Irish cream. Bite-sized donut holes too and a little afternoon delight: Spudnut a la mode!

Wildcat Donuts, Lovington, NM

This small town is an oil town so it’s appropriate that there’s a doughnut shop that showcases that industry in its name. The doughnuts are fresh made daily and are sticky, yummy finger-lickin’ good heavenly halos. Nothing too fancy, just simple and delicious traditional yeast and cake varieties, plus cinnamon rolls, apple fritters and kolaches. If it’s early morning and you’re headed east out of New Mexico, grab a dozen for the road. They might just make it to the border!

Lovin Oven Bakery, Espanola, NM

These are the doughnuts you should take to your next office meeting or kid’s school party or church potluck. You’ll be beloved. In this unassuming shack on the side of the road is a baker. No frills, honest-to-goodness doughnuts fill the cases. Some are sugar encrusted, some filled with gooey cream, all are delicious. Local favorite is the cream-filled long john. They’re quick to sell out, so get there early.  

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