National Donut Day 2021 (Freebies & Specials)


National Donut Day is FINALLY here!

My favorite holiday, EVER! I mean what’s not to love about a day that celebrates donuts?! Did you know that National Donut Day was originally a fundraiser for The Salvation Army to help others during the Great Depression and to honor its members who served donuts to soldiers during World War I? The holiday is still honored on the first Friday in June.

After 2020’s global pandemic and the way 2021 is going, we deserve some sprinkles in our life, even if it means buying a box or two! Nothing beats having a nice hot coffee (or iced) and indulging in a warm tasty donut to compliment it.

Here is the ultimate list of where you can enjoy some donut specials on National Donut Day!

Here are a few tasty ways to celebrate

Support Your Local Charleston Donut Shops

Our Charleston donut shops are small businesses or local franchise owners that need our community’s support more than ever. Buying a dozen from them is a win-win. Check out our complete list of Charleston area donut shops here.  

Brown Fox Coffee

What’s better than enjoying my favorite butter pecan coffee that Brown Fox Coffee makes…having donuts to go with it! This year they will be offering Bked Donuts, a vendor, at Brown Fox Coffee. They start at 7 am, so get there early, you don’t want to miss it!

Joey Bag of Donuts

This is my kids’ personal favorite place to enjoy donuts! They offer a wide variety of fun and tasty donuts, from Cookie Monster Donuts, Fruity Pebble donuts, Lemon Filled donuts, and much more… what’s not to love!?! Plus they make the most amazing breakfast sandwiches and coffee to go with your tasty donut treats.

Order Donut Delivery

If you want donuts delivered straight to your door, keep reading!

Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts has made your wildest dreams come true by delivering their made-from-scratch donuts to your door. With classic flavors, fresh seasonal ingredients, and even gluten-free and vegan selections, there is truly something for everyone. Delivery orders open at 1 p.m. for the next day, and they always sell out! This year Glazed Donuts is offering 10% off all donut preorders! Set your alarms if you want to get in on this action for National Donut Day.

You can also find many of your favorites on DoorDash, such as Duck Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts, and Fractured Prune.

Honestly, donuts should be eaten in your pajamas anyway.

Eat Free Donuts

In case you’re wondering, yes, free donuts do taste better.

  • At Dunkin Donuts, score a free donut with the purchase of any beverage on June 4th.
  • Duck Donuts is giving a free bare to all, cinnamon sugar donut, or powdered sugar donut on June 4th. No purchase necessary.
  • Krispy Kreme is celebrating National Donut Day by giving customers a free donut of their choice on June 4th. There is a very reasonable limit of one free donut per customer per day.
  • Joey Bag of Donuts in Mount Pleasant is celebrating by giving away a free cup of coffee or a free donut with the purchase of a half dozen or more donuts.

How are you celebrating National Donut Day?