The Weekly Bacon: The Best Bacon Doughnuts in America


The Weekly Bacon: The Best Bacon Doughnuts in America

by Michele J Martin


There are some things in life that exist solely to make everything they come into contact with better. Bacon is one of these things. Sweet or savory, maple, apple, or even chocolate; the pairings are all sure signs that magic exists, if we just close our eyes, take a bite, and believe.

Here are 9 of the BEST Bacon Doughnut concoctions in America, as determined in an entirely non scientific poll of foodies and friends around the country. The numbers do not convey rankings, only identification purposes for the accompanying graphic.

  1. Union Sq Donuts

16 Bow Street

Somerville, MA 02143


 The Doughnut: Maple Bacon - A yeasted raised dough, fried and topped with a New England Maple glaze and fresh

cooked bacon.


  1. Holy Donut

194 Park Avenue

Portland, ME 04102


7 Exchange Street

Portland, ME 04102

The Doughnut: Whiskey Bacon - A Maine potato buttermilk dough, infused with Whiskey, topped with a New England Maple glaze and fresh cooked bacon.

 Bonus Doughnut: Bacon Cheddar - A non glazed doughnut dough that is folded over a bacon and New England cheddar filling, crimped like an empanada, then fried.


  1. Voodoo Doughnuts

The Original Location:

22 SW 3rd Avenue,

Portland, OR


 4 locations and growing!

The Doughnut: Maple Bacon Bar - Raised yeast bar doughnut with rich maple frosting and topped with bacon.

  1. Duck Donuts

The Original Location:

1190 Duck Rd,

Outer Banks, NC 27949

(252) 480-3304

 6 locations and growing!

The Doughnut: Maple Bacon - Raised yeast doughnut with light maple frosting and topped with tons of bacon.


  1. Gordoughs

1503 S.1st Street

Austin, TX 70784

(512) 707-1050

 A unique cake-like (in size and texture) doughnut that the locals say has a taste and texture like funnel cakes, topped with the most decadent of options.

The Doughnut: Flying Pig - Loaded with strips of fresh thick cut bacon and slathered with maple syrup icing.

Bonus Doughnuts: Porkey’s - Topped with cream cheese, jalapeno jelly, and Canadian bacon.    

Boss Hog - Pulled pork (almost bacon) and potato salad, drizzled with honey BBQ sauce.

Secret Menu: Fat Elvis - Peanut butter icing, grilled bananas, bacon, and a drizzle of honey.


  1. Hypnotic Donuts

9007 Garland Road

Dallas, TX 75218

(214) 668-6999

 The Doughnut: Evil Elvis - A yeast raised donut topped with peanut butter, bacon, banana and honey.

Bonus Doughnuts: Canadian Healthcare - Yeast raised long john topped with maple icing, full strip of bacon (no pieces here) and syrup.  

Mount Saint Hell Yeah - Their extra cinnamon packed Sin’namon roll doughnut topped with maple icing and pieces of bacon.


  1. Glazed & Infused

Original Location (within Francesca’s Forno):

1576 N Milwaukee Ave

Chicago, IL 60622

(312) 226-5556

 5 Locations and growing.

The Doughnut: Maple Bacon Long John - A yeast raised long john with real maple glaze & topped with peppered maple bacon.

  1. Glam Doll Donuts

2605 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-7064

The Doughnut: Apple Bourbon Bacon Fritter - A yeasted apple fritter infused with bourbon and topped with bacon and glazed icing.

Bonus Doughnuts: Daddy Dearest - A “surly” cake doughnut with Surly Bender beer glaze and a bacon crumb topping.

Scream Queen - A cake doughnut topped with chocolate and caramelized bacon.

Showgirl - A raised yeast doughnut topped with maple icing & bacon.


  1. Dynamo Donut

The Mission

2760 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 920-1978

The Marina

110 Yacht Road

San Francisco, CA 94123

(415) 920-1978

The Doughnut: Maple Apple Bacon - Diced Fatted Calf Heritage Bacon and sautéed apple base, glazed with real organic maple and topped with crispy bacon.

Have you been to any of these doughnut shops? What shops should have made this list that didn’t? Let us know in the comments below.

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