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The Holy Donut

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194 Park Avenue, Portland, ME
06:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 16:00
Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The holy do it makes donuts that are made from Maine potatoes (not flour). It's always very busy and offers many rare varieties of donuts. I had heard great things, but didn't think that the taste of the donuts warranted the price of them. Their donuts are about twice the cost of other locations donuts

Thank Cjend
Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have never tried this type of donuts and are up for a treat, you must try these donuts. Maple syrup and bacon one of my favorites!

Thank MLuisa70
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best donut i have had in my life. I had the sweet potato coffee cake donut. My boyfriend had the sweet potato ginger donut but he preferred mine. I loved the texture and taste of this. I will never have any other donut again. They also have fresh squeezed juice here and coffee drinks.Our friend had a... More 

Thank abmfood
Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this donut shop while visiting Portland. Absolutely the best donuts I have ever had. My daughter has a gluten allergy and they also have excellent gluten free donuts, which are just as delicious. We visited this shop 3 times while we were there, however, be aware that when they sell out of donuts, the shop closes.

Thank smartin1913
Hollis, New Hampshire
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We grabbed donuts from here for the second time on a recent trip to Portland and they were good! I like some of the funky flavors they have like sweet potato ginger glazed. Parking was difficult,so my husband dropped me off and circled around as I grabbed some to go. Donuts are good and made fresh, but you definitely have... More 

Thank Jill C
Portland, Maine
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are some of the best tasting donuts of all time. If you like the DD stay away from here. These are artisan delicious and have developed a cult following. "Flavors" are rather eccentric but extremely well balanced. Favorites include dark chocolate/sea salt and sweet potato/ginger. These are made with potatoes, fresh potatoes. Not potato flour, mashed potatoes. These are... More 

Thank Brad B
Brockton, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened by The Holy Donut and after seeing potato donuts I just had to give it a try. There was a line (after tasting one, now I can understand) but the line moved pretty quickly. There were more traditional flavors such as chocolate and vanilla but then there were others such as pomegranate, maple bacon and sweet potato ginger... More 

Thank CrystalN320
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious donuts in a spectrum of classic and creative flavors. These donuts got me thinking about what donuts tasted like becure they were all made at centralized factories. You can taste the quality and effort that goes in to them. Yum!

Thank Annie B
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Donuts that are dense, sweet and delicious. There might be other foods and beverages in the store, I haven't noticed! You better plan to exercise before and after your visit, because you will struggle to "eat just one." Amazing flavors - my students particularly love it when I stop in for the sea-salt caramel chocolate donuts - and I have... More 

Thank Tom C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to pay $36 for a dozen doughnuts (or one for $3) this is the place for you. The first time I purchased doughnuts here it was because they were gluten free and someone in my family is allergic to gluten. Not only did I not care for the doughnuts but neither did the person with celiac. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Park Avenue, Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-874-7774

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?