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BEST SPOTS: National Creme-filled Donut Day
BEST SPOTS: National Creme-filled Donut Day

ATLANTA – Move over cupcakes, it’s National Crème-filled Donut Day. Every September 14th, donut lovers and people who want an excuse to feed their sweet tooth rush out to local bakeries and stock-up on crème-filled donuts until their heart’s content. Check out these local bakeries before the day is over and get your fill.

Popular Westside doughnut shop, Sublime Doughnuts, features the “A-Town Cream”, which is a hybrid between a Boston Crème pie and a doughnut. According to their website, the doughnut is filled with “silky custard and topped with Belgian Calllebault dark chocolate” and shaped into an A. Sublime Doughnuts is located at 535 Tenth Street in Atlanta.

For northern suburb dwellers, Dutch Monkey Doughnuts is home to an original Boston Crème doughnut. This “green” shop uses oil that is then recycled and turned into biodiesel and their plain brown boxes are made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified lumber. The shop is located at 3075 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming.

Only a short walk down Flat Shoals Avenue in the East Atlanta Village, neighbors can consume their weight in scrumptious Happy Donuts from the shop that bears the name. The restaurant offers Vanilla Cream and Bavarian Cream doughnuts for $1.18 each. And, everyday, around 2:00 p.m. all doughnuts are buy-one-get-one free. Happy Doughnuts is located at 380 Flat Shoals Avenue in Southeast Atlanta.

 If you’re an early riser with a sweet tooth, Donut King in Snellville opens at 5:30 a.m. with fresh pastries, just for you. The shop closes at 1 p.m., daily, and everything is fresh. The restaurant does sell éclair-esque cream filled doughnuts but they don’t have a custard-filled offering. The shop is located at 2250 Scenic Highway in Snellville.

Arguably the best doughnut shop in the United States, Krispy Kreme offers “Kreme” filled donuts and custard filled doughnuts. The doughnuts, although, mass produced are addictive and always as tasty as the first time. Krispy Kreme has locations in O4W, Marietta, Midtown, Roswell and Riverdale.  

According to Metromix, Best Country Donuts serves California style donuts very early in the morning until 1 p.m. Located in Jonesboro, this breakfast stop just might become your first stop on the way to work in the morning. If you work in the evening, check it out as you get off of work. The shop opens at 5:30 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. It’s located at 4746 Jonesboro Road in Forest Park.

Some call this shop the Sublime Doughnuts of the northern suburbs but Dough in the Box Donuts has the ability to stand on its own. The shop is described as the “absolute best ever”, “great doughnuts” and the Boston Crème was described as “perfect”. The restaurant offers Vanilla Cream and Boston Crème doughnuts. The restaurant is located at 3184 Austell Road in Marietta.

With less than $1 at Agan’s Bakery in Cartersville, you can purchase a filled doughnut. The bakery is an old-fashioned, traditional bakery and they make all of their pastries from scratch. The bakery is located at 141 West Main Street in Cartersville.