Adventure on an Ocean/Monmouth County Scrumptious Donut Trip

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy donuts

Homer Simpson said it best: “Mmmmm…donuts!” The very thought of warm fried dough topped with icing, sprinkles, and thousands of other choices, makes the world a better and sweeter place.

What’s better than stopping at your go-to donut shop? It’s the thrill and adventure of a local road trip with the deliciousness of some sweet and savory treats at every stop. Load up the car with your squad and sink your teeth into these 4 donut shops.

Stop #1: Duck Donuts – 1275 NJ-35, Middletown

Love watching your treats being made – insert mouth-watering emoji here. Check out Duck Donuts, a fast-growing franchise that recently set up shop in Middletown and is already making waves. The donuts are perfectly sweet. From the fresh and fluffy dough to the icing, topping and drizzle, everything is amazing. Your order is 100% customizable, and the employees are more than happy to help guide you through your first visit. With over 100 different combinations for your donut, you’ll be back again and again. Check out more at

 Stop #2: Purple Glaze Donuts – 516 Summerfield Avenue, Asbury Park

What do you get when dessert crashes into breakfast? A delish donut at Purple Glaze! Whether you’re a chocolate lover, vegan, or want to get hit with a coconut concussion, this local obsession is for you. Purple Glaze is dedicated to using local providers, all paper products are eco-friendly, and a donut is never wasted. Stop in and load up with marshmallows, candy bars, chocolate chips, and gummy bears. Check out more at

 Stop #3: Top That! Donuts – 210 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach

Ready to burn some calories before stuffing you face with more fluffy goodness? Bring your apron and have a DIY donut party at Top That! A what?!? That’s right, you and your squad get to create and devour your own creations. If you’re planning a wedding or a party, pick up a donut tower or wedding cake. The specialty menu includes the Fluffer Nutter (marshmallow glaze, peanut butter drizzle and peanut butter chips), The Springsteen (plain glaze with red, white, blue sprinkles) and the Minty Madness (mint glaze with Oreo cookie crumbles). No wonder why Top That! has earned a coveted 5-star review on Yelp.

 Stop #4: Uncle Dood’s Donuts – 4 Robbins Street, Toms River

Have you ever stopped into a place and disliked every flavor being offered? That can all change – because it’s all about the people and democracy at Uncle Dood’s. Every 3 months, you have the opportunity to vote for your favorite flavors from a list of 100. Past favorites include the Happy Ending (orange icing & fortune cookie crumbles), the Bed Rockin (vanilla icing & Fruity Pebbles) and the OH YEAH!!! (vanilla icing and Kool-Aid sugar).  Check out more at

Remember, if you’re having a bad week, sometimes donuts are the answer.