11914 Elm Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277
Award: Best Doughnut
Year Won: 2016
Pick: Editor's Pick
If you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up, this isn’t the place for you—the doughnuts will be long gone before you get there. The small shop in south Charlotte opens at 7 a.m. and stays open until its all-natural doughnuts are sold out. The menu changes daily, with specials including banana pudding and cinnamon cheesecake. The doughnuts are not too fried, not too sweet, not too heavy—just delectable, delightful doughnuts.