Is it possible for Denver to run out of doughnuts? Probably not, but if ever there was a day, it would be National Doughnut Day (today!). That’s because some the best doughnuts in the Mile High City could be yours—for free. Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite deals for this year’s holiday.
Multiple locations, 5 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lamar’s recently made headlines yesterday when it delivered doughnuts via drone to the Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver’s police and fire departments. We don’t really care how you get your fix, but if you’ll be near any of the shops around Denver today, one thing you can’t forget is this golden ticket. Trade it in for one free (non-specialty) doughnut. Of course, nothing goes with doughnuts quite like coffee, and while supplies last, the shops in both Baker and Aurora will be giving away free mugs to paying customers.
Hotbox Roasters CBD
3450 Larimer St., 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Find an excuse to get your daily dose of caffeine from this RiNo-based shop. Hotbox Roasters is giving away free doughnut holes (while supplies last) to anyone who purchases a coffee today.
Voodoo Doughnuts Mile High
1520 E Colfax Ave., open 24 hours
Free funfetti doughnuts could be in your future. Purchase an assorted dozen from Voodoo Doughnuts, and they’ll throw on one funfetti creation for you to enjoy. This 24-hour shop will keep the deals rolling as long as it’s still June 2.
Multiple locations, open 24 hours
Head to any Dunkin’ Donuts location and score a free regular or classic doughnut with the purchase of any beverage. No rush on this one, though, as Dunkin’ is open for 24 hours and will be running this deal until midnight.
303 16th St., Unit 120, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
If you’re going to Krispy Kreme on the 16th Street Mall, you’ll have to wait until noon. Not because the shop isn’t open, but because it already ran out of its first batch. That’s about 300 dozen doughnuts. If you manage to score some, though, Krispy Kreme is giving away one doughnut per customer for free, straight up.
918 E. Colfax Ave., 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Last, but certainly not least, hurry over to City Donuts (east on Colfax, beyond the Bluebird Theater) for one of our favorite deals of the day. City Donuts is offering one free doughnut per purchase. Helpful hint: Groups should consider ordering separately so that everyone can enjoy their own free pastry.