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CUISINES
American
Meals
Breakfast
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

Visiting Hickory and found this shop for breakfast donuts and pleasantly surprised at how good they were. Large size and everything you expect for a donut.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 22, 2020

Today was the fourth and final time I have driven to Donut Life, and left with nothing. Three times because they closed early (today was at least 2.5 hours), and once because they had absolutely nothing in the store left to sell. When you offer...your services to the public, you should have enough respect to deliver what you promised, including being open (and having product) for the dates and times you promised your customers. Simply putting the caveat "hours may vary" doesn't excuse this type of disrespect to your customer clientele. I'm surprised whoever manages the building allows their renters to close when they feel like it. And this is no Covid-19 special situation. This has been happening since they opened.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Just wow. Donut life is amazing on all fronts. Staff are genuinely friendly and donuts are out of this world. Like so good that I need to add calorie burning activities to my workout routine just so I can frequent this local donut shop weekly....Family favorites include chocolate covered creme filled, original glazed, strawberry iced with sprinkles and cinnamon roll. Oh, and the maple bacon...SO good. Forget chain donut shops...this place is where it’s at!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

I use to eat donuts at the main franchises But, when I got word of Donut Life, I was like wow! I’m now a repeated customer. These are way better and the donuts are so good and huge. One is enough for anybody but they...are so good you may want to eat one more. And they are still fresh the day after. They put the filling in the donuts at your request. I know they will be around for a long time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

You know those large, fluffy, glazed Amish donuts? Well these are better. This family-owned doughnut shop offers a wide variety of absolutely delicious doughnuts. And don't forget the apple fritters which are the best I've ever eaten. This is a MUST!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019

This place has the BEST donuts and they remind me of the ones we used to get way back when. They swear they didn't bring back the bad stuff - - but I think they must be lying - - they couldn't be SO GOOD...unless they were evil. I make them promise they took out the carbs and calories and they wink - - they know I will buy them anyway.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Best doughnut bakery in the area for sure. We even bought some doughnuts from our (previously) favorite bakery in our home town and did a taste comparison. Doughnut life doughnuts won hands down. The staff members who process orders are helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Growing up in southern California, I haven't had donuts, apple fritters, or cinnamon twists since I left in 1962. You never forget the taste and smell!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

These may be the best donuts I’ve ever had. Perfectly fresh and soft even at the end of the day. Maple bacon, fruity pebbles, cinnamon roll & another one similar to a cinnamon roll were soooo stinking good. The apple fritter was tremendous; crispy on...the outside and soft inside with plenty of apple chunks.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Was sitting at work the other day and we were talking about Hurricane Florence coming and we were nervous and I decided to do something to cheer up my coworkers. I decided to go to Donut Life and get some Apple Fritters, because they always...make me happy!!! I can’t explain how amazingly good they are, crunchy, glazed with little bits of apple throughout. We all devoured our fritters and by mid afternoon we were all in a sugar coma, but it was so worth it!!! I even got a couple to bring home plus a few donuts (the are amazing as well!!!) to cheer up my husband and son.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Yes, Donut Life offers takeout services.