By Kena Sosa

Few can resist the amazingly tempting lure of a great donut. Even fewer would be able to resist such creative, multi-layered flavors as found in and on the donuts at these non-chain donut diners.

Hypnotic Donuts
9007 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 668-6999
www.hypnoticdonuts.com

You will not see trends or popularity contests at Hypnotic Donuts. What you will see is what staying true to your own style looks like. Hippy and trippy, Hypnotic Donuts is all about delicious donuts and fun. Made on site, and trans-fat free,  all Hypnotic Donuts are made fresh daily. Credited with starting the “Dallas Donut Revolution,” the mastermind of the movement, James realized there was a reason local donuts were tasting the same. Determined to create something his own, Hypnotic Donuts has proven successfully tasty, weird and wonderful.

Funky Town Donuts
1000 8th Ave., Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 862-9750
www.funkytowndonuts.com

Fort Worth will not leave you without your donut fix! Funky Town Donuts douses the donut world with their own flair. Where else can you find seasonal flavors of yummy, round goodness? Even vegans, who likely found it nearly impossible to find edible donuts, can eat at Funky Town Donuts, as well as those who need gluten-free options. Some donuts even come with fresh fruit. Others are made with yeast or cake. There are no ingredients in these treats that you will not be able to pronounce. Homemade and fresh are the terms that come to mind at Funky Town. The Funky Town Donuts family is one anyone would want to sit at the table with.

Jaram’s Donuts
17459 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 248-7474
www.jarams.com

Cookie Butter Funnel Cake Donut, Maple and Bacon Croissant Donut, Fig Butter Funnel Cake Donut; whomever heard of such wondrously scrumptious treats? All of these imaginative and savory concoctions are on the menu at Jaram’s Donuts. Jaram’s Donuts prides itself in its Donut Artists and their unique artistry. Custom-made donut orders for special occasions, office parties and even catering mean opportunity to sample amply delightful donuts. These are no ordinary donuts, and these donuts are no ordinary dessert. One of these, just for you donuts, is a sweet and sassy feast.

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Bluebonnet Bakery
4705 Camp Bowie Road
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 731-4233
www.bluebonnetbakery.com

Over 80 years in the donut business, Bluebonnet Bakery has meant smiling, full families in Fort Worth for ages. Recipes passed down through the years mean assurance and hungry mouthfuls of approval for this donut shop. Handmade goodness at Bluebonnet Bakery is spread by word of mouth as generations of Fort Worth folks have given their accolades and approval for quality and taste.

Glazed Donut Works
2644 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-2275
www.glazeddonutworks.com

​Need a donut that is like no other? Glazed Donut Works in Dallas is the only area shop with this yeast-raised, carefully crafted result. Donuts are made daily using dough fermented a day before. Patience brings power to these pastries. Even the edible toppings are made on site. The process takes longer but makes for memorable results. If you need something salty rather than sweet, Glazed Donut Works has the Donut Grilled Cheese With Bacon, widely sought-after as the best sweet and salty donut combo in the region. As an added bonus, this spot is vegan-friendly every day. Fear not vegans and non-vegans alike, there is something here to please your palate.

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