Celebrate National Doughnut Day with Atlanta's best doughnut shops

Revolution Donuts.

Revolution Donuts. | Photo: Jeff P./Yelp

Brace for sugar: National Doughnut Day has arrived.

The event, held this year on June 7, isn't a new tradition. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s dipped in patriotic history.

National Doughnut Day originated in 1938 to pay tribute to the Salvation Army volunteers who provided doughnuts to Uncle Sam’s soldiers during World War I. According to doughnut lore, those "Donut Lassies" were the reason the fried treats caught on in the United States after the troops returned home.

Ready to celebrate by finding a fresh doughnut near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top options for doughnuts around Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a ranked list of the city's best.

1. Sublime Doughnuts

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Topping the list is Sublime Doughnuts. Located at 535 10th St. NW in Home Park, it is the most popular doughnut shop in Atlanta, boasting four stars out of 1,042 reviews on Yelp.

2. Revolution Doughnuts

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Next up is Inman Park's Revolution Doughnuts, situated at 745 Edgewood Ave. NE. With 4.5 stars out of 159 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score doughnuts and coffee has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Krispy Kreme

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Midtown's Krispy Kreme, located at 295 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score coffee, tea and doughnuts four stars out of 220 reviews.

4. Five Daughters Bakery

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Five Daughters Bakery, a bakery that offers doughnuts and more in Ponce City Market, is another go-to, with four stars out of 124 Yelp reviews. Head over to 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Suite N143, to see for yourself.

5. Dunkin' Donuts

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In downtown Atlanta, check out Dunkin' Donuts, which has earned four stars out of 34 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score coffee and doughnuts at 98 Forsyth St. NW, Suite 100.

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