Lakeland: Hole in One Donuts

Hole in One Donuts exterior in Lakeland, Florida

My wife and I were in the mood for something sweet on a recent Sunday morning.  So we headed over to Hole in One Donuts near Lake Bentley in Lakeland.  Hole in One Donuts is actually a small chain with several stores in west-central Florida, and they have an interesting history.  Ours in Lakeland is technically store #5, according to their Facebook page.

Hole in One is a popular spot in Lakeland.  How do we know this?

Hole in One Donuts interior in Lakeland, Florida
It’s always busy.

Doughnuts from Hole in One Donuts in Lakeland, FloridaThat was okay, however, because they open early (7 days a week!) and the efficient staff kept the line moving quickly.  They offer some breakfast sandwiches, but we were there for the doughnuts.  From the temptations on display, we chose 2 glazed sour cream doughnuts, 1 glazed twist, and 1 zebra (a doughnut with vanilla and maple frosting).

It’s a fairly good-sized restaurant for a doughnut shop, with plenty of tables, but we got our doughnuts to go and brought them home to savor.  And savor we did.  I’ll gladly accept doughnuts from the chains like Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts, but there’s something especially satisfying about doughnuts from a locally owned business.  And these doughnuts were no exception in their exceptionalism.  Perfectly prepared, sweet and gooey, appropriately dense and, well, doughnut-tastic.

Would you like another look at these delicious doughnuts?

Doughnuts from Hole in One Donuts in Lakeland, Florida
I thought so.

The prices were very reasonable.  Our total, including what we put in the tip jar, was only about $4.  Hole in One Donuts is located in the Edgewood Center strip mall on East Edgewood Drive in Lakeland, just west of Bartow Road and about a mile north of the Polk Parkway.  If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Hole in One is highly recommended.

If we have inspired you to visit Hole in One Donuts, or if you have been there and want to share your experience, please comment below.  And if you have Polk County restaurant tips, we would love to hear them via our Contact Us page.  Thanks for stopping by and happy eating!

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