#97 of 199 Destin Restaurants

Destination Little Donuts

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Little Donuts, Big Flavor
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

This sweet shop offers more than just fresh, tasty donuts; it offers a "make it yourself" experience that allows you to make a one of a kind creation that perfectly suits your tastes. Fresh, hot donuts are served up daily, and an extensive lineup of toppings ranging from the typical sprinkles and frosting to more exotic offerings like candy, fruit and savories. Head here early in the day to get the best selection, but hot donuts are served up throughout the day on demand.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Destination Little Donuts is more than a bakery, it is a complete dining experience — one that allows you to choose from a lineup of unusual flavors and offerings or even make your own special creation.

The deep, lush chocolate and gummy worms of the Gravedigger make it a favorite with those who love sweets, while the lighter and more fun Silly Rabbit is liberally coated in Trix Cereal. 

Prepare to spend some time at Destination Little Donuts, since many of the sweet offerings are made to order while you wait. From the fun of picking out your own cake like donut base to choosing the exact toppings you want to the delight of eating that creation while it is still warm, if you love sweet donuts and pastries, you’ll have a blast at Destination Little Donuts. 

Unlike the typical brand-name donut shop, there are not racks of ready-made pastries to choose from. Instead of stale, pre-made donuts, choose your toppings or donut theme and wait while the team creates it on demand.

You end up with a delightful lineup of hot, custom-made donuts, boxed and ready to go. Because of the unique nature of the dining experience and the time it takes to create your donuts, you should be prepared to relax in comfort for a bit — or watch while your creations are made to order.

Destination Little Donuts offers coffee (both iced and hot), along with a changing lineup of beverages. However, the brand focuses on what it does best, creating amazing donuts to match your preferences and favorite flavors.

Call ahead if you want to make your own special creations; this is only offered on specific days — but is worth the wait if you love cooking and decorating but don’t want to make a mess of your own kitchen.

A few of our top favorites at Destination Little Donuts include: 

ET Phone Home
Served warm and packed with Reese’s Pieces and peanut buttery goodness

The Dark Side
A plain cake donut topped with chocolate icing and drowning in dark chocolate sprinkles

Cereal Toppings
From Golden Grahams to Lucky Charms and even Froot Loops are used as toppings on the menu

Frozen Goodness
Dole Whip features the flavors of a perennial Disney World favorite, pineapple, and citrus

Bacon
Maple Bacon is an entire breakfast rolled into one, with real maple syrup and crispy bacon topping a warm, vanilla cake donut.

Destination Little Donuts is a favorite with tourists and locals alike. Regardless of your choice, you can’t go wrong at this famous Destin eatery.

Insider Tips:
-Call ahead to see which days are offering gluten-free donuts on the menu if you have special dietary needs
-Destination Little Donuts offers special flavors for each holiday, including Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and more
-Want to DIY? Plan on spending a minimum of 30 minutes at Destination Little Donuts