Kookie Monster, maple bacon, and Boston cream: Grab a donut for National Doughnut Week in Greater Hartford

Donuts aren’t just a child’s treat. These delicious doughy morsels have been flavored, decorated and twisted into shapes. Bakers have gone above and beyond in creativity to surprise hungry customers with unique flavors.

At Donut Crazy in West Hartford and locations all over the state, donut connoisseurs craft donut of the month flavors.

“Our cannoli is the most popular and there isn’t a kid who doesn’t love Kookie Monster,” Irene Luaices of Donut Crazy said. “French toast is my favorite. I just find it’s the perfect amount of maple and confectionary sugar.”

Another customer favorite is the Black Hawk, named after Sikorsky Aircraft since the first Donut Crazy opened in Shelton. It’s a chocolate cake donut with chocolate and Oreos.

During the weekends though, you will want to get to Donut Crazy early. It’s standing room only as people walk through West Hartford Center.

Donut Crazy

993 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107

(860) 206-3918

Flavors of donuts at Donut Crazy include Sundae Funday, Golden Hostess, Key Lime Pie, Coffee Cake, Nutella, raised cinnamon and more.

Donut King

467 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT 06040


Donut King in Manchester has many of the classic donut flavors including old fashioned, lemon filled, apple filled, Boston cream, chocolate frosted with coconut and jelly sticks. They also have a few surprising flavors including red velvet, maple, fancy shot, cherry cake and sour cream.

The Donut Station

486 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109


The Donut Station specializes in intricate, beautifully designed donuts in all of your classic flavors. Watch out for their specialty donuts such as they recently did bridal donuts and one for the Travelers tournament.

Luke’s Donut Shop

395 W. Avon Road, Avon, CT 06001


Luke’s Donut Shop has many traditional, fresh homemade donuts including Boston cream, chocolate covered with sprinkles, glazed, chocolate cake, old fashioned and more.

Neil’s Donuts

83 N. Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT 06492


Neil’s Donuts is a staple to many Wallingford and Middletown residents. Also located in Middletown at 211 South Main St., Neil’s is known for their donuts. Their flavors include coconut creme, French toast, chocolate with sprinkles, glazed rainbow sprinkles, maple frosted, Oreo, Samoa, apple filled, Bavarian creme, chocolate buttercream, s’mores, raspberry glazed and more.

Faddy’s Donuts

615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118


Faddy’s Donuts, located inside Cabela’s, is a perfect treat while shopping for fishing and hunting gear. Flavors at Faddy’s include raised chocolate frosted, French glazed, Stars, lemon frosted, peekaboo jelly, raised powdered sugar, peekaboo custards, pink sprinkles and sugar dusted.

Swiches Coffee and Donuts

1198 Farmington Ave., Berlin CT 06037


Swiches Coffee and Donuts is a great neighborhood coffee shop with delicious, traditional donut flavors. Those flavors include chocolate shot, fancy shot, French crullers, whole glazed, Boston cream, raspberry, bow ties, jelly sticks, chocolate frosted and sugar raised.