We love Doughnuts at British Airways i360 and so does Brighton, so to pay homage to this week’s National Doughnut Day we have compiled our Top 8 favourite Brighton Doughnuts. Whilst we might not be able to enjoy all these Brighton doughnuts right now, we can’t wait for them to open again so we can get our doughnut on! So, whether you are a resident Brightonian or a visitor to our wonderful seaside city, these are a must do on your Brighton bucket list.
DYK: National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fundraiser for The Salvation Army in Chicago? Their goal was to help those in need during the Great Depression, and to honour The Salvation Army “Lassies” of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers.
1) Doughnuts on Brighton Palace Pier
You cannot visit Brighton without buying a traditional doughnut on Brighton Palace Pier. Freshly made in front of you, these are a real sugary treat. But be careful, as they do come out hot, so try not to burn your lips!
A popular Brighton meeting point and famous selfie spot on the groyne at Brighton Beach, Afloat, or affectionately known as The Brighton Doughnut, is a huge circular donut shaped globe, cast in bronze. Peer through the hole for a different perspective out to sea.
3) Doughnut Friday at The Flour Pot
If you’re looking for a delicious Friday treat then head to the Flour Pot Bakery for our team’s favourite, Doughnut Friday! Found on Brighton beach by British Airways i360, these delicious, freshly filled Friday treats are not to be missed. Enjoy one (or two) with hot coffee whilst taking the beachfront views of the West Pier. Flavours change with the season from your classic raspberry jam to black forest gateau, salted caramel and honeycomb, chocolate brownie and more. Yum!
You can also find the Flour Pot Bakery at other locations around Brighton and Hove. Find out more here.
4) Brighton’s Doughnut on a Stick
The city’s most impressive doughnut (although not edible) must be our very own BA i360. Affectionately dubbed Brighton’s ‘Doughnut on a Stick’, because of the circular shape of the pod with a whole in the middle. This doughnut is calorie-free and offers the very best views of Brighton and the South Coast. Enjoy a crisp glass of English Nyetimber sparkling wine while you take in the breathtaking 360-degree views out to seas, over Brighton, and to the South Downs.
If you are looking for the ultimate experience, then take a flight at sunset and soak up the evening skies. Then head into our beachside restaurant, West Beach Bar & Kitchen, and indulge in one of their famous Doughnut stacks!
5) Harby’s Funfair Favourites Afternoon Tea
A new entry onto the Brighton scene is Harby’s Bar and Diner’s Funfair Afternoon Tea. Inspired by Brighton Palace Pier’s fun fair, the afternoon tea features a selection of nostalgic fairground favourites taking you on a tantalising ride. Expect to find dunking doughnuts, candy floss, mini hotdogs and burgers and much more. Kids will love it. Yum!
6) Doughnuts at Patterns
For everything Hip-Hop, Leftfield, Disco, Funk and Soul get yourself down to Patterns Night Club on a Tuesday night from 11pm. This popular night out in Brighton is not to be missed but get there early so you can grab one of their delicious and FREE doughnuts!
7) Dum Dum
For the world’s first artisan baked (not fried) doughnuts then head to Dum Dum Donutterie on Brighton Square in the Lanes. Made from only natural ingredients these high quality, lip smacking doughnuts are freshly baked every day. From Crême Brûlée to Strawberry Cheesecake and Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam, there are so many flavours to choose from.
8) The Vegan Doughnut at Glazed
We are in Brighton after all! But do not fear these doughnuts at Glazed Coffee are amazing. Great taste and never dry, you will find these doughnuts next to the Level. There are so many different flavours to choose from; Peanut Butter, Biscoff and Coffee and Walnut. You have to give them a try.