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LaMar's Donuts

Donut chains like Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme might have a legion of sugar-crazed fans, but when we want a perfectly soft and bready donut, the best place in town is LaMar’s Donuts. The first store opened in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1933, and now there are 27 locations serving Ray Lamar’s classic recipes in six states. Arizonans can only get a taste of LaMar’s in North Phoenix near Bell Road and the 51. There you’ll find slightly crispy glazed donuts so delicious they could be considered works of art. No matter your favorite flavor – apple fritters, chocolate-iced crullers, raspberry-filled Bismarcks, glazed cake donuts, or buttermilk bars – you’ll find a tasty version at LaMar’s. Can’t decide? Try the maple bar, a perfectly sweetened pillow of dough coated with the best glaze outside of Vermont, or the cinnamon bun, which is big enough to split between two people. If you want to perk up the office on Monday morning, all you have to do is swing by LaMar’s.
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Friday-Sunday 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Takeout
  • Delivery