We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Donuts With a Difference

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
(781) 396-1021
Today
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 22: English reviews
Medford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've walked here many times and usually before I get home the donuts are half gone. Best of Boston reviewed and worth it. Not massive donuts but so darn good! Selection varies by what their making and time of day. Small shop so get there early. Normal flavors of donuts but the best in town!

Helpful?
Thank Josh79b
massachusetts
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Move over Dunkin. Donuts with a Difference a long time business in Medford Square is appropriately named. Their is nothing like biting into a donuts with substance. By that I mean it has that homemade taste. Always filled, always fresh made right in the back room from where the smell radiates onto the the street each time the door opens.... More 

Helpful?
Thank kneeshond
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Donut was fine. Fresh even though midday. Coffee was also good. If you want a donut, stop by, but not worth going out of your way.

Helpful?
Thank neilsF2311HL
Level Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Gina is the best!!! She always points me in the right direction with coffee and donuts in the morning..I had a gracy curler is was to die for and still warm yesterday..definitely check it out they have really good donuts and coffee

Helpful?
Thank Islandfishmv
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Donuts are fantastic...if they have any in stock. They have the strangest hours. And when you get in there, if it's early morning, they haven't even made any yet. And they say they won't have any for a few hours. They also don't make enough based on how many people wait in line. One person can come in, order and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kristen C
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The donuts (especially if you can snag them *just* out of the oven) are unbelievably good! We frequently go here from Cambridge because it's that good!

Helpful?
Thank Jonathan S
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
194 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I only wish I lived closer to Donuts with a Difference. Wow - these are incredible donuts! I am searching for the Top 5 donut shops in America and I am placing Donuts with a Difference in the #3 spot. That's out of dozens and dozens of visits to local donut shops across America. I cannot say enough - you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bill H
Level Contributor
123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much, but the donuts are legit. Incredibly fresh, and tasty. My favorites were Buttercrunch & Jelly. I picked up a half dozen from Demets, and we had a blind taste test at home. It was a slaughter! If in the area, Donuts With a Difference has no equal.

Helpful?
Thank Bill M
Medford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Donuts are tasty and fresh, they don't sit on the shelf very long. Easy parking, too. They are voted the Best in Boston for a good reason.

Helpful?
Thank BirderBet
Level Contributor
65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Boy oh boy....these donuts are THE best I have ever eaten!! Made fresh everyday and many many flavors to choose from. Make sure you visit them, you wont be sorry!!

Helpful?
Thank molokinirum

Travelers who viewed Donuts With a Difference also viewed

 

Been to Donuts With a Difference? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medford
  • Phone Number: (781) 396-1021

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Donuts With a Difference staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?