Whether it’s for our personal comfort and cravings, or as a pasalubong everyone can enjoy, donuts are truly the perfect go-to snack for the sweet-toothed crowd. Available in different shapes and flavors, these decadent treats are often topped, filled, or dunked in flavored cream, dusted with sugar, and/or crowned with tempting toppings that we just cannot say no to!
If you’re currently seeking to sink your teeth into delicious donuts around the metro, we’ve got you covered. Here are some donut shops and brands in Metro Manila to get your donut fix from!
Baker on East
This home-based brand originating from Quezon City offers a rich selection of cream-filled donuts. They offer combined classic and unique flavors including Pink Polvoron, Burnt Honey, Peanut Butter, Raspberry Rose, Toasted Milk Jam, Milk Chocolate with Sea Salt, and more.
Location for pick-up: Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
From hearty meals to savory sandwiches to delectable desserts, Bungalow Cafe has so much to offer. For their donuts lineup, they have the classic donut-with-a-hole in Glazed, Pumpkin Spiced, Sugar Coated, Auro Glazed, and Homer variants. Their filled donuts also have delectable flavors such as Chocolate Sundae, Dulce de Leche, Turon with Langka, and more.
Location: Molito Lifestyle Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
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Cello’s Doughnuts also gives us a delightful roster of treats that are generously topped and filled. Aside from their wide selection of flavors, they also have letter-shaped donuts, perfect for giving greetings and gifting sweets in one go!
Locations: Katipunan | Shangri-La Plaza
Dunkin’ is perhaps the most accessible source for our much-needed donut fix. With over 2,600 stores in more than 30 countries, some of Dunkin’s most popular offerings here in the country are the Choco Butternut, Choco Honeydipped, and Boston Kreme donuts.
Green Bar Cafe
Green Bar brings vegans the guilt-free indulgence of our beloved comfort foods. For their donuts, they offer a long list of flavors including Churro, Chocolate Biscoff, Coconut Caramel, Very Berry, Samoa, and Chocolate Dream Filled Donut, just to name a few.
Location: Legaspi Village, Makati
Originating from Indonesia, J.CO is another accessible brand for premium donuts whenever and wherever one’s cravings hit. They have over thirty flavors of donuts, including Alcapone, Oreology, Forest Glam, Avocado Dicaprio, Green Tease, JCOccino, and more!
This American donut brand has also become a staple to the donut-loving crowd of the city. Aside from the familiar flavors you could never go wrong with, Krispy Kreme is also best known for their Original Glazed donuts that are soft and doughy with a satisfying sugar glaze.
Home to Pinoy favorites such as the pichi-pichi, one of Lola Nena’s most popular offerings are their old-fashioned donuts, available in classic and triple cheese. Their donuts are more familiar to Filipino palates, being a sizeable snack with a soft dough coated in sugar, like a premium version of the breads we often purchase from our local neighborhood bakery.
Numnut brings together the goodness of donuts and sourdough bread. Their sourdough donuts available in pre-orders come in tempting flavors such as Maple Bacon, Darth Choco, S’mores, Cereal Milk, and more!
Poison Coffee & Donuts
Poison Coffee & Donuts is the shop to keep your eye on if you always like to try new flavors. They continue to bring unique and exciting flavors to their roster, perfect for adventurous palates. Some of their latest offerings include nostalgia-inducing flavors such as the Hawhaw Doughnut and Chocnut Doughnut.
Location: The Alley at Karrivin, Karrivin Plaza, Makati City
PUFFT Doughnuts offers the beloved treat with soft and fluffy dough plus a generous filling you can really dig into. Aside from their filled and frosted donuts that go the extra mile in their eye-catching toppings, they also have loaded donuts that are basically sweet sandwiches filled to the brim with fruits and other delectable flavors.
Locations: Power Plant Mall & Uptown Bonifacio (Thursdays to Sundays)
Tim Horton’s has been serving donuts in Canada since the 1960s, and the brand finally reached our shores back in 2017, bringing with them their premium donuts that are just addicting to the sweet-toothed crowd. Some of their offerings include the Chocolate Dip, Maple Dip, Old-fashion Glazed, their bite-sized Timbits, and more.
Homestream image from Poison Doughnuts and Numnut.