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Do not forget Doughnut Day is June 7th

Vanilla and blueberry sprinkled doughnuts with glazed ones in the background.
Alyssa Buckley

It’s National Doughnut Day on June 7th, so do not forget doughnuts this Friday. Doughnut Day is celebrated annually the first Friday of June. The holiday started in 1938 in Chicago as an homage to Salvation Army members who gave doughnuts to WW1 soldiers.

We have quite a few awesome doughnut shops in our area. Here is a look at doughnuts from local spots — in no particular order — to get tummies rumbling for Doughnut Day 2024.

A selection of doughnuts inside a glass case.
Doughnuts at Carmella’s Creme; Photo by Alyssa Buckley

Carmella’s Creme

All of the doughnuts Carmella’s Creme on Springfield Avenue are simple — no extravagant toppings or quirky frosting at this cash-only spot — but they are delicious. Go for my favorite here: the chocolate-iced doughnut. It’s truly amazing. The yeast doughnut is completely glazed on all sides — including the bottom — with a sugary shell in addition to a thick layer of rich, fudgy chocolate icing. For all about the shop’s offerings, check out Matt’s review of Carmella’s Creme doughnut shop.

Six artisan doughnuts from Pandamonium.
Pandamonium Doughnuts; Photo by Alyssa Buckley

Pandamonium Doughnuts

Champaign’s Pandamonium Doughnuts is known for their wonderful, big doughnuts with artisan flavors and from-scratch dough. Pandamonium slings their fancy doughnuts via truck and storefront. The doughnuts choices include rainbow sprinkles, cinnamon sugar, blueberry lemon, cereal-topped chocolate, and more. Pre-order online and read Serenity’s full review of Pandamonium doughnuts that published just a few weeks ago.

Six doughnuts from Industrial Donut: m&ms, pink with sprinkles, Oreo, cocoa crips, bacon, and glazed.
Doughnuts by Industrial Donut; Photo by Alyssa Buckley

Industrial Donut

Industrial Donut, Savoy’s doughnut shop, offers customizable hot, decorated-to-order cake doughnuts. There’s a variety of glazes and toppings to pick from, but they also have a special doughnut of the week and menu of combinations, too. My kid loves how many M&M candies they put on the doughnuts, and I love how careful they are about allergies. Reserve Industrial Donut doughnuts for the sweet holiday here.

A box of doughnuts (9 glazed and 3 frosted with sprinkles) from Ye Olde Donut Shoppe
Doughnuts from Ye Olde Donut Shoppe; Photo by Alyssa Buckley

Ye Olde Donut Shoppe

My favorite glazed doughnut is the glazed from Ye Olde Donut Shoppe in Champaign — which has a drive-through! Open in Champaign since 1956, the doughnut shop offers a wide variety of yeast and cake doughnuts with daily specials. When ordering a dozen, this is the correct ratio of glazed doughnuts to any other kind just because the glazed ones are so, so good.

A box of doughnuts from Royal Donuts in Danville. Included in the box are twisted, glazed ones, a long john with white icing, a round doughnut with sprinkles, and two powdered ones.
Jessica Hammie

Royal Donut

Royal Donut has served doughnuts in Danville since 1973. In honor of Doughnut Day, this mom-and-pop shop is giving out free bags of six doughnut holes with each purchase. Royal Donut offers glazed yeast doughnuts, glazed cake donuts, specialty donuts, cinnamon rolls, and brownies. The angel bismark is a must.

A single cinnamon sugared doughnut on a white plate on a red table.
Cinnamon sugar doughnut at Rick’s Bakery; Photo by Alyssa Buckley

Rick’s Bakery

Don’t sleep on the $1.50 doughnuts at Rick’s Bakery. Selection is slim — there’s only two choices: regular sugar and cinnamon sugar — but these pillowy yeast doughnuts are made fresh daily and just as yummy as everything else the Downtown Urbana bakery makes.

A box of mochi doughnuts from Teamoji. Photo by Ayesha Mehta.
Ayesha Mehta


Mochi lovers should check out the mochi doughnuts at Teamoji on Green Street. The bubble tea shop has a variety of flavors including strawberry, ube (purple yam that originated from the Philippines), coconut, and Nutella. See the menu online, and check out Ayesha’s full review of the Camputown eatery.

The exterior of a plaza doughnut shop has white paper in the windows with oversized doughnuts advertising the coming soon Parlor Doughnuts of Champaign.
Alyssa Buckley

Parlor Doughnuts

Lastly, we will soon have a Parlor Doughnuts in Champaign, too. I haven’t ever had doughnuts from Parlor before, but they seem like they’ll be the Crumbl Cookies of doughnuts. I’m excited to try some when the new shop opens later this year.

A chocolate frosted doughnut on a white plate on a white table.
Chocolate-iced doughnut by Carmella’s Creme; Photo by Alyssa Buckley

From where do you plan to get doughnuts this Friday? Let us know in the comments or send us an email.

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