Best Doughnuts in Phuket

Best Doughnuts in Phuket

Best Doughnuts in Phuket

Last updated on April 24, 2024 By

Phuket’s best Doughnuts

What has Homer Simpson, American police officers and Luther Vandross got in common?

Doughnuts. (I will explain the Luther Vandross later)

A doughnut, also spelled “donut,” is a type of fried or baked dough confectionery. The typical doughnut is sweet, deep-fried from a flour dough, and either ring-shaped or without a hole and filled. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar, chocolate, or maple glazing. The two most common types are the ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, which is injected with fruit preserves, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings.

Why are we writing a blog about Phuket doughnuts?

For those of you that watch our YouTube channel (Thanks to the 17 people that do) you will know that whenever we talk about our Phuket Private Speed Boat tours, we mention that you will come to the office where you will meet your guide and we have drinks and doughnuts waiting for you. We have coffee too, BUT trust me don’t have it as its rubbish.

We are a boat company not a coffee shop.

Anyway, the doughnuts we have are pretty tasty, BUT YouTube host Jay Leshark said he knew of a few places in Phuket that have really good doughnuts so he spent a day out trying doughnuts and to be fair bringing doughnuts back to the office so we all could find out where the best doughnuts are in Phuket.

Doughnut History

Doughnuts can be traced back to the Dutch settlers in early America, who brought with them a recipe for “oily cakes,” small balls of sweetened dough fried until golden. The concept of poking a hole in the center of the doughnut to ensure even cooking is attributed to this era, giving rise to the ring-shaped doughnut we are familiar with today.

Doughnuts have evolved over the years, and today they come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. They can be simple and glazed, filled with cream or fruit preserves, topped with sprinkles, nuts, or other decorations, or even savory with ingredients like bacon or cheese. Doughnuts are enjoyed as a popular treat around the world and have become a staple in various cultures, often associated with a sense of indulgence and celebration.

The best doughnuts in Phuket

Ok you are going to have to watch the video on YouTube, so you can see which one was the best, but here are the three we tried:

Dunkin Doughnuts

The origins of Dunkin’ Donuts go back to World War II when William Rosenberg worked at the Quincy Shipyards and realized that the workers had few options available to them for lunch. Following the war, Rosenberg borrowed $1,000 and used $1,500 in bonds to start a company he called Industrial Luncheon Services and served sandwiches, coffee, donuts, and snacks out of old telephone company trucks that he had converted into what we now know as food trucks.

By 1963, the company had opened its 100th restaurant and grew to over 1,000 locations by 1979. Today, more than 12,000 locations are operating worldwide with 3,200 international restaurants in 46 countries.

Dunkin Doughnuts in Thailand

The first Dunkin’ Donuts shop was opened in Thailand at Siam Square on 19 October 1981. The company has today become one of the largest Western food franchises in Thailand and has more than 280 branches nationwide.

Good Café Phuket

Good Cafe Phuket is known for its wide selection of freshly baked goods and pastries which also include Lemon Meringue, Matcha Crepe Cake, Pear Caramel Upside-down Cake, as well as classic donuts and Banana Cake. The drink menu features a great range of drink choices including teas, coffees, smoothies and juices.

They have some fantastic coffee and very tasty Thai Food.

The baked goods sell out fast so get to the café early if you want to try there amazing doughnuts.

John Donut

“If you are a BIG FAN of DONUTS, you wouldn’t miss John Donut” That’s their words not mine, but I have to agree with them. John Donut is a Thai own brand that has a small shop in Phuket town and they also have a shop in Bangkok.

John Donut is famous for its good range of doughnuts in both classic and unique flavours such as Old Fashion Chocolate, Strawberry Creamcheese, Sugar Cinnamon, and Long John Maple Bacon.

So out of the three which one is the best doughnut in Phuket?

You best watch the video to find out.


From humble beginnings to global popularity, the doughnut has undergone a remarkable evolution throughout history. As we continue to enjoy these delectable treats, it’s clear that the doughnut’s journey is far from over. With the ongoing creativity of bakers and the ever-expanding range of flavors, the doughnut remains a delightful symbol of sweetness in our lives. So, whether you prefer the simplicity of a classic glazed or the boldness of a gourmet creation, the history of the doughnut is a testament to its enduring appeal and ability to bring joy to people across the globe.

Oh, I forget, why did I mention Luther Vandross?

Well; A Luther Burger, or doughnut burger, is a bacon, cheeseburger with a glazed doughnut in place of the bun. According to legend, the burger was named for and was a favorite (and possible invention) of singer, songwriter and record producer Luther Vandross.