Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable doughnut outlets in Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.
1. The Holy Donut
Topping the list is The Holy Donut. Located at 7 Exchange St., the shop is the most popular budget-friendly spot for doughnuts in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,374 reviews on Yelp.
Business Insider ranked this spot one of the 15 best doughnut shops in America for incorporating the Maine potato in its recipe. Look for doughnuts in flavors like pomegranate or dark chocolate sea salt.
2. Hifi Donuts
Next up is Hifi Donuts, situated at 30 City Center. With 4.5 stars out of 103 reviews on Yelp, the doughnut destination, which also has breakfast and lunch sandwiches, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.
Eater Maine named this spot one of the "17 delectable doughnut shops in Maine" for its raised, cake and beer doughnut varieties. Try one of the many sweet offerings, including Mexican-style hot chocolate and honey glaze.
3. Urban Sugar
Urban Sugar is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap food truck, which offers doughnuts and more, 4.5 stars out of 56 reviews. To keep up with its whereabouts, check out its Facebook page.
In 2016, this spot was named one of the 101 best food trucks in America by The Daily Meal. On the menu, look for gourmet doughnuts like the Not So Plain Jane topped with vanilla bean sauce, sugar and rainbow sprinkles.