Cake or yeast? Filled or not? Glazed or plain? Sprinkles, or not? Donut styles vary tremendously — heck, you can even debate whether the correct spelling should be donut or doughnut — and we each have our idea of what the “perfect” donut is. But one thing all can agree on is that the sweet treat is sweeter when it’s free! That’s what you can get on National Donut Day!
This Friday, June 1, is National Donut Day, and several donut shops in Northern Virginia are celebrating by offering freebies. Below is our round-up of free donut deals in Northern Virginia. See any “holes” in our list? Let us know (via the comments) which other local offers we should add!
By the way, here’s how National Donut Day came about: It started in 1938 to honor the work of the Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls,” who served free coffee and doughnuts to soldiers along the front lines during World War I. Since then, the tradition of a “national donut day” has been celebrated every first Friday in June.
Local National Donut Day deals
Dunkin’ Donuts (Multiple locations)
Buy any beverage and get a free classic donut of your choice. The offer is good on classic donut favorites including Boston Kreme, Glazed, Glazed Chocolate, and Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles.
Krispy Kreme (Manassas)
Enjoy one free donut of your choice. No purchase is necessary.
Duck Donuts (Multiple locations)
Receive a free classic donut, including their bare, cinnamon sugar, or powdered sugar varieties. No purchase is necessary.
Fractured Prune (Leesburg)
Receive a free “OC Sand” (honey glaze, cinnamon, and sugar) donut at participating shops.
Edible Arrangements (Multiple locations)
Enjoy a different take on doughnuts with Edible Arrangements’ Edible® Donuts. The treats (one free for everyone who stops by on National Donut Day) are made with crisp, fresh slices of donut-shaped Granny Smith apple pieces, then dipped in glaze or chocolate, with toppings added.