The Best Bets at America's Favorite Doughnut Shops
Krispy Kreme: Original Glazed Doughnut
Not a fan of glazed? Krispy Kreme's Doughnut and Traditional Cake Doughnut also have 190 calories, making them the best choice on the menu. Just remember: In the case of doughnuts, "best" means "least destructive." Everything in moderation, right?
Winchell's Donuts: Plain Chocolate Cake Donut
The only thing on the menu with fewer calories is a plain, mini white cake donut with just 100 calories. But if you're going to indulge in a donut, does the mini version truly count? We'll let you make the call.
Dunkin' Donuts: Sugared Cocoa Donut
Believe it or not, you're better off ordering two of these cocoa donuts than one reduced-fat blueberry muffin, which delivers a whopping 410 calories. But of course we don't recommend doubling up!
Voodoo Doughnuts (Oregon): Use Discretion
Since 2003, Voodoo Doughnuts has been making some of the most creative doughnuts in the country, making it nearly impossible to provide accurate calorie counts. A representative from Portland's top doughnut shop told Shape.com that all of Voodoo's doughnuts start at 300 calories and increase according to topping selection—which includes everything from bacon and cereal to peanuts and pretzels.
Top Pot Doughnuts (Seattle): Plain Chocolate Cake Donut
The hand-forged gourmet doughnuts from this unique Seattle shop just might be worth the calories. And Top Pot earns bonus points for completely eliminating harmful trans fat from their more 40 doughnut recipes.
Sublime Doughnuts (Atlanta): Honey Glazed Bowtie
Sublime Doughnuts owner and chef Kamal Grant has high standards for his his world-class creations. "We want it to be the best doughnut you've ever had in your life," he says. "We are trying to go for someone's last meal on death row." Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how you look at it), Sublime doesn't offer nutrition info, but a representative from the Atlanta, Georgia shop told Shape.com that they're confident the Honey Glazed Bowtie or Deluxe Cinnamon Twist has the least amount of calories.
Stan's Doughnuts (Los Angeles): Plain Cake Donut
Stan's Corner Doughnut Shop of Westwood, California doesn't offer calorie counts (notice a theme?) but they estimate that their Plain Cake Donut is the lowest-calorie option. And after looking through the shop's 75+ donut varieties on their website—from the Chocolate Cheese Danish to the Reese's Peanut Butter Pocket with Fresh Banana—we think that's a very good guess.
Randy's Donuts (Los Angeles): Glazed Donut
About 360 Calories
You don't need to live in Los Angeles to be familiar with Randy's Big Donut Drive In. The shop has appeared in numerous music videos and films, including Mars Attacks!, Coming to America, and Problem Child 2. Like most local joints on our list, Randy's doesn't offer nutrition info, but a representative of the shop told Shape.com that he "estimates a plain glazed donut to be about 360 calories."