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The top ten doughnuts in Denver

Doughnuts from Glazed and Confuzed.
Doughnuts from Glazed and Confuzed.
Philip Poston

Today is National Donut Day. But lately, it's seemed like every day is doughnut day in Denver, with Dunkin' Donuts outposts opening all over town, and a Voodoo Doughnut -- the first out-of-state location for that Oregon based chain -- drawing the crowds on Colfax. And next week Glazed and Confuzed, the town's popular mobile sugar-rush purveyor, will finally open a brick-and-mortar store at 5301 Leetsdale Drive. To celebrate, it will be handing out free doughnut holes to anyone who shows up today for a sneak peek.

In honor of this sweet, sweet holiday, we're rolling out our list of the ten best doughnuts in Denver.

See also: Reader says Voodoo Doughnut line a heard of pathetic hipsters

Doughnuts from Glazed and Confused.
Doughnuts from Glazed and Confused.
Philip Poston

10) Glazed and Confuzed Josh Schwab, "doughnut artist" and owner of Glazed and Confuzed, has a penchant for the more inventive fried treat. Utilizing an equal balance of traditional method and imagination, and using fresh, local ingredients, Schwab creates such heart-stoppers as a maple bacon doughnut topped with hand-cured bacon, and a root beer float: a handmade root beer glaze atop a Bavarian cream-stuffed doughnut. For the last few years, he's sold his doughnuts at the City Park and Cherry Creek farmers' markets, as well as coffeeshops around town. But starting on June 13, you'll be able to buy them at the new brick-and-mortar location.

Bombolini at Il Posto.
Bombolini at Il Posto.
Philip Poston

9) Il Posto 2011 East 17th Avenue On top of serving simple, delicious Milanese-inspired cuisine, Il Posto answers the doughnut call with a decidedly Italian twist: its bombolini. These delicate drop doughnuts are sugared and served with creme Anglaise and pickled blueberries. 

Doughnuts at Amerigo Delicatus.
Doughnuts at Amerigo Delicatus.
Philip Poston

8) Amerigo Delicatus 2449 Larimer Street Amerigo Delicatus is a welcome addition to the RiNo neighborhood -- and not just because of its thoughtful plates of Italian comfort food and deli-style sandwiches. Every day, it prepares buttermilk doughnuts in-house, finishing them with a light dusting of granulated sugar.

The array of doughnuts at Walton Donuts.
The array of doughnuts at Walton Donuts.
Philip Poston

7) Walton Donuts 6603 Leetsdale Drive Walton Donuts has only been open since 2004, but it has the old soul of a lived-in doughnut stop. Customers can pop in for simple, no-nonsense options like the basic cake doughnut (perfect for coffee-dipping), iced doughnuts with toppings ranging from peanuts to coconut and sprinkles, and cinnamon rolls and maple-topped twists.

Keep reading for more of Denver's best doughnuts.



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