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Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the best donuts on the planet, or at least in the Lexington area. My father-in-law used to make the trip to Spalding's for my young kids 25 years ago when we visited Lexington. I visited this week to take donuts to someone in the...hospital who was craving a glazed. Staff is helpful and quick. Really good donuts.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024 via mobile

Great donuts! Lots of different variations, cinnamon /chocolate/cream, all delicious. Only open in the mornings so go early!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

These are amazing donuts! And they were reasonable. Our Lexington friends said we had to try these while we were in town and we were not disappointed. We had both the glazed donut and the chocolate glazed donut and they were fabulous. Lots of chocolate...on that donut! Highly recommended. And, it was only $12.50 for 10 donuts.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Everyone talks about how good their doughnuts are. Sometimes someone will bring them to work. I'm not impressed.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023 via mobile

Best donuts in Lexington! Be prepared to stand in line if you go in the morning. But beware, they sometimes run out. If you have not experienced this local gem, go!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2023

Wherever I travel I look for local classic donuts. The best part of local is that even classic donuts, whether they are cake, yeast, cream, custard or jelly filled or whatever, local influences will prevail and that’s what make’s searching them out an interesting exercise....Spaulding’s is an old school bakery – they’ve been making donuts since 1929 – and has the look and feel of many bakeries across America despite this being a relatively new facility. We sampled a half dozen different kind of donuts and the local “flavor” was evident. Every donut we tasted was good and I appreciated that even though we were not there very first thing in the morning, every donut was fresh. If you like donuts and gravitate toward classic and not the latest fad in gooey icings, go the Spaulding’s. You’ll be happy you made the trip.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022

I can attest to sampling the donut shops of Lexington and this is the best. The boston creme was perfect by donut standards. The chocolate glazed were great. The cake donut was amazing. She told me they make chocolate cake donuts on Sunday. Count me...in on the next Sunday. Amazing.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

NOTE these guys are on vacation until January 7th. Was really looking forward to this bakery on our way thru Lexington since trip advisor said they were open.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 27 August 2021

I am not a huge donut fan -- except for the Spalding's yeast glazed donuts. They are the very best. Add to this that they are a long-time family business and how could you go wrong?

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 28 July 2021

They did not have long johns or cream sticks as I hoped but they have a cream filled doughnut which was just as good.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021

Delicious donuts priced so reasonably! They only take Cash--so be sure and have some! Plenty of parking.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 May 2021

Our first time to Spaldings and we will for sure go back when we are in Lexington. We went right at closing time on Sunday, but they still had a great selection and quick service. We loved that each doughnut had its own paper for...eating on the go, and avoiding accidental touching by each other's hands. The prices are great and my daughters loved the really nice wait staff. I think you have to remember cash only!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 May 2021

The doughnuts are always fresh and tasty and the very best thing is that there's just the perfect amount of glaze!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2020

Oh, man. The first time I had a Spalding's donut, I thought I had died and went to heaven. The donuts look and taste homemade and the smell is intoxicating. The staff is the best and the nicest I have ever seen, even at 7am....Go early and make sure you have cash on hand. No cards accepted.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

This bakery has the best glazed donuts. The line of buyers can come out the door. They can sell out.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, Spalding's Bakery offers takeaway services.

Spalding's Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5