Who Makes The Best Doughnuts on Long Island?

Best Doughnuts on Long Island is a new category in the Bethpage Best of Long Island contest
Best Doughnuts on Long Island is a new category in the Bethpage Best of Long Island contest (Getty Images)

Cut into circles, deep fried, then covered in glaze, powdered sugar, frosting, or sprinkles, sometimes filled with various flavors of jelly, there is no wrong way to enjoy a doughnut. But with so many places to find them, who makes the best doughnuts on Long Island?

Long Islanders voted both the North Fork Doughnut Company and Duck Donuts the Best Doughnuts on Long Island in the 2023 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest — a rare tie in this new category in the 16th annual competition, the results of which were announced on Feb. 28.

From chocolate frosted to jelly-filled to special blends, the many flavors of donuts mean that there is something for everyone. On Long Island, North Fork Doughnut Company creates everything from doughnut walls to custom creations to satisfy donut lovers! If you want to cater a special event involving donuts, North Fork Doughnut Company is happy to help via custom orders as long as they are placed at least four days in advance. The dedicated professionals at North Fork Doughnut Company make and decorate the donuts on a daily basis and they are happy to declare that each one is made with pride and love.

Made-to-order donuts are the hallmark of Duck Donuts. For the uninitiated, here’s how it works: Begin with a vanilla cake donut made fresh just for you. Order it bare or choose a coating (cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, and chocolate icing are only a shortlist.) Pick a topping of sprinkles, Graham Cracker crumbs, chopped peanuts, or even bacon. Just imagine that. Then ask your server to drizzle the confection with hot fudge, marshmallow, salted caramel, or raspberry. A bite in and you will know why some call this sweet sensation the best doughnut shop around. Their doughnuts are oh-so fresh, you will devour them to the last crumb. There are many different kinds of doughnuts here, with a “Birthday Cake Milkshake” among the choices.

North Fork Doughnut Company is located at 5 East Main St. in Bay Shore and 100 Love Lane in Mattituck. For more information call 631-298-7941 or visit nofodoco.com

Duck Donuts is located at 2425 Jericho Tpke. in Garden City Park 586 Veterans Memorial Hwy. in Hauppauge and 49 College Plaza in Selden. For more information call 516-400-6919 or visit duckdonuts.com

To find all the other 2023 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com, where you can also nominate for your favorite businesses and people in the 2024 contest through August!