National Donut Day is the first Friday in June but you can enjoy these delectable baked treats any time of year at these locations in the Cumberland Valley.
These freshly-made vanilla cake donuts are always delectable, fresh, and best of all, customizable. From maple bacon to lemon blueberry, you can coat, top, and drizzle to satisfy your cravings for the day. Other fan favorites include French Toast, Cookies & Cream, and Peanut Butter & Jelly. If too many choices make it hard for you to decide, Duck Donuts also offers a changing selection of featured donuts, or try their Donut Sundaes, a delicious combination of ice cream and toppings piled high atop a warm, freshly-made Duck donut. The menu also includes a selection of coffee drinks, milkshakes, and breakfast sandwiches. Read more about how Duck Donuts created a thriving business since opening its first location in 2007.
Location: 6230 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg
This local favorite is a go-to for specialty cakes and pastries. Choose from a number of different iced, glazed, and cream-filled donut options, all freshly made. Location: 1713 Market St., Camp Hill
Fresh-from-the-fryer, made-to-order vanilla cake donuts with specialty glazes in tasty flavors such as brown butter salt, apple pie, French toast, orange creamsicle, root beer float, and more! The menu also includes a variety of delicious beverages. Location: 204 N. Hanover St., Carlisle
In the fall time, head to Mt. Airy Orchards for a fresh Apple Cider Donut. They combine the fall flavor of apple cider with the richness of donuts. Get there at the right time and enjoy a warm one. Since this is a seasonal sweet treat, purchase a few dozen and freeze them when you get home. A tip from Paulus: Take the donuts out of the freezer, split them in half, and drop them in the toaster for a special breakfast treat. Fasnachts are also available in the weeks prior to Lent. Location: 522 E. Mount Airy Rd., Dillsburg
Beeman's sells Pennsylvania Dutch Fastnacts. Fastnachts are potato donuts that are traditionally eaten plain and dipped in molasses. Popular on Fat Tuesday (the day before Lent), they are available fresh every Friday and Saturday at Beeman's. Options include glazed, powdered, cinnamon sugar, or plain and unfilled or filled with buttercream. Location: 51 S. Orange St., Carlisle