Best Donuts In and Around Manhattan


Donuts are definitely one of my family’s favorite treats. Check out this guide for some of the best donuts in and around Manhattan.

A & H Farm

Plan a day to check out A&H Farm! They have lots of fun activities and events for the whole family to enjoy. Shop their storefront filled with yummy pickled veggies, salsas and jams, produce, and you guessed it…donuts! As a note, you can also find A&H Farm at the Manhattan Farmers Market on Saturdays, selling their delicious fresh cake donuts. Their donut flavors are seasonal, but that makes them much more special. Check out their super popular Apple Cider Donuts in the fall or the strawberry donuts (my favorite!) in the summer.

Address: 1374 Collins Lane, Manhattan, KS 66502

Daylight Donuts

A short 20-minute drive to Junction City will have you eating some of the yummiest cake donuts you can get at Daylight Donuts! Check out their fun donut letters and send a message to a loved one. After your donuts, check out 5th Street (Playground) Park so your little ones can burn off some energy.

Address: 1740 W Ash Street, Junction City, KS 66441

Donuts of Manhattan

Looking for a good old fashion donut? Then head over to Donuts of Manhattan (formerly Paradise Donuts). With two locations (east side and west side), it’s easy to swing through and grab a donut (or a dozen!). With so many options, you’re sure to please every sweet tooth. I recommend their old fashion donuts and the maple donuts while my boys typically order the frosted donuts with sprinkles, and my husband loves the apple fritters. Do keep in mind that they are only open in the mornings, and they sell out of donuts sometimes before they close. The earlier you can get there, the better selection you will have!

Address: 2307 Tuttle Creek Blvd, Manhattan, KS 66502; 3035 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66503

Donut Palace

Donut Palace is a newer donut shop in Aggieville. The donuts are made fresh daily along with a variety of breakfast items made on their homemade rolls. Plan to share an apple fritter or cinnamon roll. They are as big as your head! Our favorites are the various colorful sprinkle donuts and the maple long john. Yum!

Address: 706 N. 11th Street, Manhattan, KS 66502

Kawffee Pot

If you plan a trip out to St. George, check out The Kawffee Pot! Known for their great coffee and good vibes, the Kawffee Pot is a cute place to enjoy the morning. You should note that they have limited hours (open Thursday through Sunday), but a visit to the Kawffee Pot is worth it. They typically have glazed, chocolate, and maple donuts available as well as cinnamon rolls and various breakfast items. If you’re looking to grab a dozen or two (or three, I’m not judging!), you will need to order in advance.

Address: 207 1st St, St George, KS 66535

Tasty Pastry

If you haven’t ventured out to Clay Center to try Tasty Pastry, then you truly are missing out! Tasty Pastry is known for its famous nut roll. Donut dough with a cinnamon swirl is fried and topped with a buttercream powdered sugar frosting. Then it’s covered in roasted ground peanuts. Just go all the way and get the creme filled one. You’ll thank me later! They also sell donuts (try one of the cake donuts as well as the maple glazed donuts! DELICIOUS!) and other bakery treats made fresh from scratch every day. If you are in Clay Center, you can also check out Utility Park and Zoo (it’s free!).

Address: 511 Court St, Clay Center, KS 67432

Varsity Donuts

Varsity Donuts is a super fun place to visit. Their donuts look pretty, and they taste good, too! The inside of the shop is welcoming, with room to play games, play piano, or color on their large chalk wall. You can also visit their food truck out back for a late night treat (open Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.), and purchase some fun Varsity swag. You can even throw a donut birthday party where you can play with dough and decorate your own donuts! Our favorite donuts at Varsity are the Cookie Monster, Scouts Honor, and K-Stater. On certain holidays or when there are noteworthy events, they offer some fun specialty donuts, like a Punxsutawney Phil donut for Groundhog’s Day. After your donuts, walk on over to check out the books at The Dusty Bookshelf for a fun day in Aggieville.

Address: 704 N Manhattan Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502

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Melissa Ferraro
Melissa and her husband (Tenured Professor at Kstate- Go Wildcats!!) moved to Manhattan Kansas from Florida about 7 years ago. They recently moved to St. George with their 3 boys (ages 6, 4, and 1) her mother in law, brother in law (age 15), 2 dogs, 2 fish, a tortoise, and a whole bunch of chickens! Melissa is a stay at home mama but has a background in child/adolescent social work and teaches night classes at Manhattan Christian College. If she’s not taking her kids to sports practice, after school activities, or play dates, you can catch her cooking, gardening, reading, and finding new fun recipes to try or home decor ideas on Pinterest.


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