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18 British Doughnuts You Must Eat Before You Die

Go nuts for doughnuts.

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1. Doughnut Bites at You Doughnut, KERB, London

Crispy, light golden balls of joy. Street foodies You Doughnuts serve artisan bites that are so spectacularly moreish, your stomach will easy let you forget you've eaten three pots of 'em. Order another, eat, repeat.
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Crispy, light golden balls of joy. Street foodies You Doughnuts serve artisan bites that are so spectacularly moreish, your stomach will easy let you forget you've eaten three pots of 'em. Order another, eat, repeat.

2. Beef Doughnut at The Feastie Boys, Bristol

Behold, the beef doughnut. Beef shin and ale stew wrapping doughnut doughy goodness, powdered with shitake mushroom and paprika sprinkles. Finally we can justify having doughnuts for dinner.
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Behold, the beef doughnut. Beef shin and ale stew wrapping doughnut doughy goodness, powdered with shitake mushroom and paprika sprinkles. Finally we can justify having doughnuts for dinner.

3. Donut Burger at Red’s True Barbecue, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham

A donut bacon and cheese burger. Just look at it!
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A donut bacon and cheese burger. Just look at it!

4. Oreo Doughnuts at The Blues Kitchen, London

The best thing you could possibly do with Oreos: coat them in dough, deep fry them, and serve them with caramel sauce. Gooey, chocolatey, sweet doughy greatness.
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The best thing you could possibly do with Oreos: coat them in dough, deep fry them, and serve them with caramel sauce. Gooey, chocolatey, sweet doughy greatness.

5. Ox Cheek Doughnut with Apricot Jam at Duck & Waffle, London

Venture 40 floors up to try Dan Doherty's spicy ox cheek doughnut at Duck & Waffle, served with apricot jam and paprika sugar. A party in the mouth we're telling you.
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Venture 40 floors up to try Dan Doherty's spicy ox cheek doughnut at Duck & Waffle, served with apricot jam and paprika sugar. A party in the mouth we're telling you.

6. Classic Sugar Ring Donut at The Donut Kitchen, York

Because sometimes simpler is better.
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Because sometimes simpler is better.

7. Matcha Tea Doughnut at Crosstown Doughnuts, London

Positively healthy, this one is full of antioxidants thanks to that matcha glaze (cancels out the sugar, obviously).
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Positively healthy, this one is full of antioxidants thanks to that matcha glaze (cancels out the sugar, obviously).

8. Lime and Coconut Doughnut at Pippin Doughnuts, Swindon

Positively tropical, eat Pippin Doughnuts' Lime and Coconut Doughnut, feel like you're in Hawaii.
Pippin Doughnuts / Via pippindoughnuts.co.uk

Positively tropical, eat Pippin Doughnuts' Lime and Coconut Doughnut, feel like you're in Hawaii.

9. Katsu Curry Doughnut at The Hole Donut, London

Bow down to the East London genius who created the katsu curry doughnut. Our two favourite things rolled into one spicy snack, topped with panko breadcrumbs, handmade with love in Hackney.
The Hole Donuts / Via theholedonuts.co.uk

Bow down to the East London genius who created the katsu curry doughnut. Our two favourite things rolled into one spicy snack, topped with panko breadcrumbs, handmade with love in Hackney.

10. Orange & Ginger Curd Doughnut at Tea Hive, Manchester

The perfect breakfast doughnut. It's just like marmalade on toast (just way, way more delicious).
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The perfect breakfast doughnut. It's just like marmalade on toast (just way, way more delicious).

11. Ricotta Filled Doughnut at Twelve Triangles, Edinburgh

Bursting with homemade ricotta goodness.
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Bursting with homemade ricotta goodness.

12. Crème Brûlée Doughnut at Dum Dum Donutterie, London

Self proclaimed as "the best doughnuts in the world", Dum Dum Dounutterie's goods are baked not fried, thus healthy. Their crème brûlée doughnut is outta this world kinda good, covered in a crunch caramel glaze and piped to the brim with vanilla cream . Go forth and try.
Dum Dum Donuterrie / Via dumdums.co.uk

Self proclaimed as "the best doughnuts in the world", Dum Dum Dounutterie's goods are baked not fried, thus healthy. Their crème brûlée doughnut is outta this world kinda good, covered in a crunch caramel glaze and piped to the brim with vanilla cream . Go forth and try.

13. Crab Doughnuts at Chiltern Firehouse, London

Chiltern Firehouse made a name for itself not just for being Lindsay Lohan's favourite hangout but for its crab doughnuts too. Fresh crab inside light, dainty balls of dough.
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Chiltern Firehouse made a name for itself not just for being Lindsay Lohan's favourite hangout but for its crab doughnuts too. Fresh crab inside light, dainty balls of dough.

14. Chocolate Raindrop Doughnuts at Cabana Brasilian Barbecue, London and Leeds

Cabana's Bolinhos de Chuva — or raindrop doughnuts to you and me — are miniature balls of Nutella filled heaven. Rich, gooey and dangerously bitesize.
Cabana Brasilian Barbecue / Via cabana-brasil.com

Cabana's Bolinhos de Chuva — or raindrop doughnuts to you and me — are miniature balls of Nutella filled heaven. Rich, gooey and dangerously bitesize.

15. Salted Caramel Doughut at Bread Ahead, London

If doughnuts for you are all about the filling, go to Bread Ahead and stock up. These guys' 'nuts are so generously piped, the creamy, wondrous fillings are all squidging out over the outsides. The Salted Caramel Doughnut is worthy of a pilgrimage, full of salted caramel crème and finished with shards of homemade honeycomb.
Bread Ahead / Via breadahead.com

If doughnuts for you are all about the filling, go to Bread Ahead and stock up. These guys' 'nuts are so generously piped, the creamy, wondrous fillings are all squidging out over the outsides.

The Salted Caramel Doughnut is worthy of a pilgrimage, full of salted caramel crème and finished with shards of homemade honeycomb.

16. Fudge Doughnut at Fisher & Donaldson, Dundee

With an admirable loyal following, Fisher & Donaldson's "famous" fudge doughnut has garnered quite the cult following. It's no wonder, just look at that thick fudge glaze and creamy custard filling.
Fisher & Donaldson / Via fisheranddonaldson.com

With an admirable loyal following, Fisher & Donaldson's "famous" fudge doughnut has garnered quite the cult following. It's no wonder, just look at that thick fudge glaze and creamy custard filling.

17. Doughnut Buttie at BIRD, London

Just imagine how good your day would be if you started it with this DOUGHNUT BACON SANDWICH — with extra maple drizzle no less. Can't. Stop. Drooling.
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Just imagine how good your day would be if you started it with this DOUGHNUT BACON SANDWICH — with extra maple drizzle no less. Can't. Stop. Drooling.

18. Mexican Doughnuts at Asia de Cuba, London

Make sure you save room for dessert at Asia de Cuba. These baby-sized brioche donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar are top notch, dunked in Thai chili chocolate.
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Make sure you save room for dessert at Asia de Cuba. These baby-sized brioche donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar are top notch, dunked in Thai chili chocolate.