5 Places to Eat the Best Donuts in Paris

Paris is a multicultural city where you can find diverse restaurants, cafes, and bars, allowing you to experience a bit of every culture around the world. Donuts have been trending in the capital, showcasing the multiculturalism in Paris. But, do you know the origin of donuts?

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The delicious donuts, initially created by the Dutch in the 17th century, were introduced to the United States as a deep-fried dough. Originally consumed during Christmas festivities without the characteristic hole in the middle, the hole was later added due to concerns about the center not baking properly. In 1809, donuts became a symbol of national confectionery in the United States, popularized by American soldiers on the battlefields of Uncle Sam’s army. Today, donuts are firmly rooted in American culture, found throughout the country, with specialized shops like Dunkin’ Donuts. Enjoyed by both Americans and the French, you can find different flavors and shapes of donuts in Paris, marking their presence in the French capital.

Gastronomos hit the streets to taste and savor the best in the city. Below are the top 5 places to eat donuts in Paris.

The Most Tempting: French Bastards

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The French Bastards is considered one of the best places to eat donuts in Paris. Bakers go above and beyond to give a special touch to organic Parisian classics, blending pop culture and flavor. The dough is handmade, as are the decorations. There are options for every taste, whether classic or unusual. We highlight the rum and vanilla flavor. A must-try!

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The French Bastards
61 rue Oberkampf Paris 11th
181 rue Saint-Denis Paris 2nd
35 place Saint-Ferdinand, Paris 17th.
Open every day from 8 am to 6 pm

The Chicest: Ponpon

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When the unusual and unexpected make sense: that’s what comes to mind when trying a Ponpon donut for the first time. This time, it’s not a French recipe but a Japanese one: the donut is combined with mochi, those delicious glutinous rice balls with a dough of a thousand possible flavors. Against all expectations, these wonders are not heavy and greasy but light and fluffy. You can find different flavors like rose, raspberry, lychee, Vietnamese coffee, yuzu… you won’t regret it!

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3, rue Molière – 1st
Every day from 11 am to 7 pm

The Most Sought After: Boneshaker Doughnuts

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Boneshaker offers true American-style donuts, with a touch of French patisserie technique and skill. Amanda, the owner, took several months to create the perfect donut dough recipe. Behind the counter, you’ll find classics like cinnamon, sugar coating, or cinnamon roll, but also original recipes straight from the pastry chef’s mind, such as banana, rum, and lemon flavors. A classic in the French capital!

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Boneshaker Doughnuts
77, rue d’Aboukir – 2nd
Donuts Paris Châtelet
Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 6 pm, Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.

The Most Gastronomic: Momzi

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Transforming the donut into something geared towards haute cuisine was a bold move: it was certainly a challenge worthy of Raamin Samiyi, former Michelin-starred restaurant pastry chef at Pilgrim. The place offers true patisserie gems totally different from what we know. Here, you can order gourmet donuts made with 100% natural ingredients from renowned artisans. Our favorite: the “Mother of Bourbon,” filled with vegan hazelnut and cashew pastry cream. A true explosion of flavors that we order repeatedly…

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1, rue Cherubini – 2nd
Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Friendliest: Hugo & Victor

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Hugo & Victor is one of the best patisseries to eat donuts in Paris. The products are entirely handmade, containing no dyes, artificial flavors, or additives. American-style donuts, covered with sugar, dipped in chocolate, caramel, blueberry, or filled with lemon or raspberry, offer a wide variety of flavors. A delight for the eyes and the palate.

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Hugo & Victor
40 bd Raspail 75007 Paris · Atelier 78170
Open every day from 10 am to 8 pm

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