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20 San Antonio Donut Shops that Crush Krispy Kreme 

Still getting your doughnuts from big chains like Dunkin' Donuts? Opt for something local next time and get a taste of the best doughnuts San Antonio has to offer. Here's 20 spots where you'll find the prettiest, tastiest and most Instagram-able doughnuts in SA.
Larder
Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson, (210) 448-8355
If you're in the mood for a fanciful doughnut, stop by Larder and get a cup of coffee while you're at it. Sit by the river or walk around the Pearl like a tourist — either way, you can't go wrong.
Photo via Instagram, larderatemma
Rivercity Donuts
6811 San Pedro Ave., (210) 340-2877, facebook.com/RiverCityDonut
Rivercity Donuts serves up yummy treats from 5 a.m. until midnight on the daily. Indulge in a classic glaze or chocolate donut or opt for something colorful with sprinkles. No bad decisions can be made at this spot.
Photo via Instagram, followthatjen
Cake Thieves
cakethieves.com or facebook.com/Cakethieves
Place your special orders with 24-hours notice and prepare to be amazed. Indulge in the Key Lime Pie, Cookies N Cream and Fruity Pebble doughnuts — you'll be glad you did.
Photo via Instagram, cakethievesbakery
VP Donuts
810 S General McMullen Dr #103, (210) 986-3853, facebook.com/VP-Donuts
It's all in the name with this place. Customize your message and say with doughnuts.
Photo via Instagram, vpdonuts
The Art of Donut
3428 N St Mary's St., artofdonut.com
The Art of Donut is taking these breakfast sweets to a whole new level with fruity pebbles, Nutella with Ferreror Rocher and fried chicken doughnuts. You might want to be prepared to burn off the extra calories, but be sure you indulge in these treats to the fullest.
Photo via Instagram, katiedellenback
Original Donut Shop
3307 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 734-5661, facebook.com/theoriginaldonutshop
You already know and love this spot, so why are you still going to big-chain donut shops? Get their early to avoid long lines, but if you do happen to find yourself in a tight spot, we guarantee it's worth the wait.
Photo via Instagram, s.a.vory
La Popular Bakery
Multiple locations
It's called La Popular for a reason. Get yourself a dozen of doughnuts from the San Antonio staple and see why we love this place so much.
Photo via Instagram, steveshootsphoto
Snowflake Donuts
5802 Babcock Road, 9793 Culebra Road
Open from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.m Snowflake Donuts is a classic spot when you've got a craving for something sweet. Whether you're a jelly-filled, coconut, chocolate, or just a good ol' glazed donut eater, you'll find everything you're looking for here.
Photo via Instagram, canteeezy
Real Crumbles Bakery
(210) 709-1398, realcrumblesbakery.com
Delivering delicious doughnuts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Real Crumbles offers some of the best gluten free, grain-free and vegan doughnuts in the city. Choose from cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, chocolate spiced, chocolate peanut butter, fresh strawberry and lemon poppyseed flavors and be sure to get your order in at least 24 hours in advance.
Photo via Instragram, sanantoniotidbits
Bedoy's Bakery
Multiple locations, bedoysbakery.com
This long-standing, family-run bakery is a reliable San Antonio spot where you'll always find some delectable treats, including both fancy and classic styles of doughnuts. Stop in and see for yourself why this place is a local favorite.
Photo via Instagram, jezzerose
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Honey Dip Donuts
8839 Culebra Road, (210) 994-6227, facebook.com/honeydipdonuts
Yes, these are maple bacon doughnuts and yes, they are freaking delicious. Get to Honey Dip Donuts to get a taste for yourself.
Photo via Instagram, mskonica
Fresh Donuts
1302 Austin Hwy.
Like the name suggests, expect fresh doughnuts from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily that are both delicious and inexpensive.
Photo via Yelp, Kaknika S.
Panifico Bake Shop
602 NW 24th St., 10) 434-9290, panifico.com
Nothing like a glazed Spurs doughnut to get your day started on a high note.
photo via Instagram, panifico_bake_shop
East Side Dough
1320 E. Houston St., (210) 667-4347
The old-fashioned cake donuts, made by owner Brian LaBarbera, have been featured in flavors such as bourbon maple with candied bacon, caramel apple, and strawberry with sprinkles.
Photo via Instagram, East Side Dough
Shipley Do-nuts
Multiple locations, shipleydonuts.com
Ok, yes, Shipley's might be a chain, but the donut shop that originally started in Texas definitely knows how to keep it's customers happy, so we've gotta give credit where credit is due.
Photo via Instagram, amarataranto
El Folklor Bakery
2604 S Hackberry St.; 8141 Bandera Road; 5663 Randolph Blvd; and 6050 Ingram Road
Don't trust big-chain doughnut shops? Stop into this panaderia instead.
Photo via Instagram, jwh181
Maybelle's Donuts
You’d think that as accomplished a trio as Bakery Lorraine’s Jeremy Mandrell, Anne Ng, and Charlie Biedenharn could whip out a donut shop with five hands tied behind their collective backs. Apparently, if you want to avoid packaged mixes and knee-jerk “unicorn” glazes, it ain’t that easy.
In contrast to Lorraine’s extensive menu, Maybelle’s offers donuts, fried pies, coffee, and soft-serve ice cream. Maybelle's opening.
Photo via Instagram, thesteveishere
Super Donuts
Multiple locations
With several locations throughout the city, you can track down the Super Donuts closest to you and guarantee it's going to be your newest donut go-to.
Photo via Instagram, s.a.vortooth
Daylight Donuts
9517 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 696-7979
Fuel up on morning coffee and doughnuts with Daylights wide variety. And if sweet pastries aren't your morning go-to, chow down on one Daylight Donuts' kolaches.
Photo via Instagram, champagnelindsay
The Donut Palace
Multiple locations, facebook.com/The-Donut-Palace
The Donut Palace is where all your donut dreams will come true. Strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, sprinkles — you name, they've got it.
Photo via Facebook, Donut Palace
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Larder
Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson, (210) 448-8355
If you're in the mood for a fanciful doughnut, stop by Larder and get a cup of coffee while you're at it. Sit by the river or walk around the Pearl like a tourist — either way, you can't go wrong.
Photo via Instagram, larderatemma
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