Most kids and adults like a donut as a breakfast “treat” once in a while and the Las Vegas valley and surrounding areas have lots of options to choose from! We review a few family-friendly doughnut shops in Las Vegas and Henderson areas to help you figure out where to take the kids for their next breakfast treat!
For each of the donut shops in Las Vegas, we rated on a few different criteria including a kid-friendly atmosphere, a mix of traditional and festive doughnuts, and more!
Donut Report Card Criteria:
Ok, so I’m not an official baker by any stretch of the word but our family looks for a few things when we decide to splurge on donut.
Here are some details on why these matter to me as a mama of two with a husband who prefers a classic apple fritter to any themed one-of-a-kind donut any day.
Types of donuts are important because as a mama, doughnuts are a true treat. I try to have a source of protein or the “real” breakfast because to me donuts are: a sugary, wonderful treat. When a doughnut place has a mix of both traditional and exciting flavors it earns some serious points because as a busy mama, I want to go to one place for a treat…and not leave anyone out!
Beverages are also a priority for me because I need caffeine! Like I mentioned before…I’m a mama of two busy little ones and it’s always a bonus to get my coffee fix when I pick up the doughnuts for the family. Bonus points if there are lattes, mochas, and iced options for that Las Vegas desert heat.
And last but not least…are there seating options? Have you ever tried to convince a toddler who has seen, smelled, and nearly touched a doughnut that they have to be strapped into a car seat and delay enjoyment of their treat?!
Spoiler alert: It’s not a fun time. So a doughnut shop that has indoor seating or a nearby place to enjoy the doughnuts is great! One less power struggle for the day – that makes all the parents happy (mom or dad).
Allegiant Stadium: 3333 Al Davis Way, Near Section 128, Las Vegas, NV 89118
10510 S. Eastern Ave. Henderson, NV 89052
31881 S Las Vegas Blvd, Primm, NV 89109
Pinkbox Doughnuts is a popular shop in the valley with various locations in the north, southwest, and southeast areas of the valley. There is also a Henderson location with a slightly different size and availability at each spot!
Types of donuts: overwhelmingly a fun, festive, and eclectic mix of doughnut options. A few popular ones are the Golden Knights, Raiders, Pooh Turkey, Care Bears, and Unicorn. With Vegan options available as well!
Beverages: water, coffee (iced/hot, cold brew, nitro), juice, milk/chocolate milk – they have the beverages covered!
Seating: depending on the location there may not be seating available which isn’t great (a small limitation compared to their vast menu options in the doughnut and beverage areas).
Yay or Nay? We recommend trying out Pinkbox if you’re in the mood for fun and creative doughnuts with a solid beverage lineup.
Location: 9490 W. Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89134
Wicked Doughnuts is a rockabilly-themed shop in the valley with one location in the Summerlin/Sun City area making it pretty exclusive! The hours are also limited in comparison to other shops but it absolutely is worth the wait.
Types of donuts: mix of traditional (giant apple fritter) and festive donuts all with excellent quality! A hot rod full of cinnamon sugar mini donuts is also a kid favorite.
Beverages: water, coffee (iced/hot, cold brew), juice, milk/chocolate milk – they have the beverages covered! A golden turmeric latte is also on the menu which is pretty rare for a donut shop.
Seating: there is ample indoor and outdoor seating with easily accessible restrooms. The aesthetics are also spot-on if you are looking for a throwback vibe!
Yay or Nay? The quality of the donuts was great but the hours/one location do require some planning. Wicked Donuts is worth the planning!
Winchell’s Donut House is a larger franchise so not as local, per se. But Winchell’s is a solid choice for dependable donuts with the classics always being the priority. They also boast a drive-through – which is amazing for a busy mama on the go!
Types of donuts: more traditional than creative but they do have a delicious blueberry cake donut and cronut holes (croissant type donuts of mini size)
Kelsey Daniels is a mama of two, wife, and physical therapist who works with pregnant/postpartum mamas and babies in their homes. She loves to share information that supports parents in the early years and especially supports mama’s as they navigate self-advocacy. After their first baby, Kelsey and her husband realized they wanted to try out the desert life and moved from the Pacific Northwest to the Las Vegas valley. Kelsey and her family are always in search of adventure but also value relaxing time at home. A passion for her family, movement opportunities for all as a physical therapist, and easy beauty hacks helped shape her blog as it looks today.