Donut King is a Mom and Pop donut shop near the corner of 78 and Scenic Highway (124), just north of 78, with enough of a following to drift into Snellville’s top 10 at times. It has early bird hours, opening at 5:30 am and closing at 1 pm. This is why we hadn’t visited until recently, as my wife is an afternoon donut buyer, eating them the next day for breakfast.

The look outside is spartan.


The look inside is spartan as well, with a couple tables, some stand up refrigerators with drinks, a display cabinet for the donuts, and the Donut King and Queen. This day, the Queen seemed more in charge than his Highness, who was largely in the back cooking food. I ordered two cream filled donuts, two lemon and two strawberry filled donuts.


They also had pigs in a blanket, or PIBs.


The PIBs were bits of sausage in a very soft bread, and they didn’t last. The cream filled turned out to have a white cream, as opposed to a yellow “custard” filling. So the offerings are pretty spartan as well. But it’s open before the sun comes up, and the crowds lined up to get a couple donuts with coffee, or perhaps orange juice, don’t seem to be going away.

Verdict: Mom n’ Pop donut shop. Decent product. Recommended.

Donut King
2250 Scenic Highway
Snellville, GA 30078-6152
(770) 978-8069

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Krispy Kreme has a following so devoted I’ve seen ministers use tones of voice towards this chain normally reserved for wives and girlfriends. In my opinion it is really at its sugary best when their donuts are right off the machines. A dozen hot glazed and a pint of cold soda or lemonade is a classic almost anywhere.

The closest Krispy Kreme to Snellville is probably the Lilburn location on Highway 78. It’s just south of the Killian Hills Intersection, in the same general area as Home Depot and across the street from Fisherman’s Catch. It’s a small store, and has all the basics. My wife has been buying her donuts there for years now.


In filled donuts I prefer a Bavarian cream (Krispy Kreme calls these “custard filled”, and they have chocolate on the exterior). My wife likes lemon filled and my daughter sticks to raspberry filled donuts. We got some pumpkin flavored donuts with this batch, but really we can’t tell them apart from Krispy Kreme’s  glazed sour cream donuts.

Verdict: Sugary goodness for all ages. Highly recommended.

Krispy Kreme
4129 Stone Mountain Freeway (Highway 78)
Lilburn GA 30047
(770) 985-2810

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