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Donut mind if we do. Here are our 4 best donut shops in Newcastle

As National Doughnut Week draws to an end, we share some a-glaze-ing local dessert places serving only the finest donuts - and we’ve got a hole ‘lotta love for them.

Written by High Life North
Published 13.05.2022

Proven Goods Co.

Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2HL 

Specialising in hand-rolled, slow proven donuts, Proven Goods Co. have definitely proven themselves to serve some of the very best donuts in the Toon. Here you can find the finest culinary craftsmanship with every sugary delight made from scratch, filled and glazed every morning in their Hoults Yard shop. On every visit, you’ll get the chance to try out some new flavours with their monthly menu changes – and we can confirm they really donut hold back.

Whether you want something traditional like the Homer ­­– a classic pink glazed and sprinkled donut made using fresh raspberry puree – or you prefer something with a twist like tiramisu (a donut topped with espresso whipped mascarpone cream, folded with chocolate pieces and dusted with cocoa powder) you’re really spoilt for choice with Proven Goods’ menu this (and every) month.




Glazed Handmade Donuts 

 Unit 132, Grainger Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5QN / 19 Coast Road, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7RN

Vegans, listen up. We don’t want you to miss out on these scrumptious celebrations. That’s why Glazed Handmade Donuts are here to the rescue. Satisfy your sweet tooth with these vegan donuts, freshly made by hand every day. With 100% of their recipes plant-based, Glazed proudly holds the title of being the first vegan donut shop in Newcastle.

Glazed have recently opened their second shop in the Grainger Market, following their a-glaz-ing success from their HQ on the Coast Road. Here you’ll find everything from Biscoff biscuit, spiced caramel banana bread and cherry bakewell donuts. You can also get all these dreamy donuts delivered straight to your door via Deliveroo.



Big Fat Donut Co.

Local, 18 Acorn Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2DJ 

Get these delicious handmade donuts without having to leave the comfort of your own home, thanks to Big Fat Donut Co.’s home delivery service. But you’ll also be able to find this delightful donut business sprinkling some love around the North East from their pink donut truck, or you can grab a glazed ring from Local in Jesmond, who stock Big Fat’s donuts.

From strawberry icing, vanilla cream, cheesecake crumb and fresh strawberry toppings to white chocolate fudge icing topped with chocolate hazelnut buttercream and chocolate drizzle and some quirky creations like milk and cereal, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here, including vegans!



R Place

40A Saint Ronans Road, Whitley Bay, Newcastle upon Tyne NE25 8AY

R Place have some sweet tricks up their sleeve when it comes to serving up delicious donuts. This local coffee and donut spot doesn’t take any shortcuts in crafting the gorgeous gourmet donuts that are served from their Whitley Bay bakery.

Bringing us ferociously fluffy and generously topped donuts with an array of delectables, their carefully-curated recipes use only the finest, freshest local ingredients. Our favourites are their French toast brioche, chocolate orange brioche and banoffee brioche donuts. Get yourself across there, we donut know what you’re waiting for!


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