If you are looking for fresh, delicious donuts while visiting Newport, you must try Liberty Donuts in Newport, Rhode Island!
The first we made to Newport, as we were headed towards Bowen’s Wharf, we spotted Liberty Donuts and said that we’d want to check it out during our time there. Admittedly, I am not a huge donut aficionado, but I love a good cake donut – especially when it has the right amount of crisp on the outside. We figured that it’d be a cool place to try since the smell of the donuts was intoxicating and the donut flavors they advertised in front of the store sounded incredible.
So, one day towards the end of our trip to Newport, we stopped by Liberty Donuts before going to the museums on our itinerary for that day.
Hence the name, the donut shop is themed after American history with the familiar faces of historical leaders who fought for liberty and freedom adorning the wall. There are also images of ships and other nautical-themed photographs of areas that I believe appeared to be located in Newport. It was a bit difficult to tell, honestly because I was too busy being drawn to the register by the incredible smell of fresh pastries. I will mention that there are two entrances to the shop, one leading you directly to the seating area and the other the register. You can enter either through the parking lot or by walking up to the storefront near the shopping village.
What I love most about the donut shop is that the donuts are cooked fresh. Unlike some shops where donuts are pre-made, these ones are made-to-order so you know you are getting a fresh donut every time. If you’ve never had a fresh, warm donut, it’ll change your life and you won’t want your donuts any other way.
I ordered the Peanut Butter and Jelly donut and my husband ordered a Boston Creme. We placed our order at the counter and waited for around 5-10 minutes for the donuts to be cooked.
Once our donuts came out, they were warm, crispy and the flavor in them was incredible. My donut came sliced with the peanut butter and jelly in the middle, kind of like peanut butter and jelly sandwich you’d eat growing up. Since it was sliced and fresh the warm peanut butter and jelly fused together and you’d get an equal flavor of both in each bite. Drizzled on top was a warm peanut butter sauce for added enjoyment.
I tried to get a photograph of Han’s donut, but he scarfed him down before I could get any photographs of it. As if how quickly he ate it wasn’t indicative enough, he told me that it was pretty delicious. I know from the looks of it, it looked pretty good as well.
Ultimately, if you are looking for a place to grab freshly made, cake donuts that are melt in your mouth on the inside and crispy on the outside, you’ll love Liberty Donuts. I think that the next time we’re able to make it to Newport, we’ll gladly make a pit stop to Liberty Donuts to enjoy their delicious donuts again.
Have you ever been to Liberty Donuts? What did you think of it?