Hands down, the best place to buy donuts in Salem Oregon, is Roth's Sunnyslope. Most of the bakery products at this local grocery chain are terrific and the same quality goes into the donuts. They don't have a huge selection here, mainly the most popular ones like glazed, chocolate raised and maple bars. They apply a thick coat of maple on the bars like putting frosting on a cake. I was reminded recently just how much better Roth's was when I ate at Daylight Donuts. There's no comparison, the one's at Roth's are fresh, fluffy and delicious. The best part about eating a donut here is the comfortable, clean dining area. It doesn't have the charm of a small mom and pop donut shop but it doesn't have the drawback's either. The donuts are "serve yourself" in a cabinet behind the bakery. You can take your time and drool over the selection, then pick the exact donut you like, kind of like picking out the perfect apple. Heck while you're there, pick up some apples and do some grocery shopping. With the price of gas expected to hit $4 a gallon, the fewer trips to the grocery store the better. Once you have your favorite donut, head over to the dining area to pay and get a cup of coffee or go through the register and get it to go. The other Roth's stores in town serve donuts and they are all of similar quality, but for the sit down experience head south down Liberty.
4555 Liberty Road S
Salem, OR 97302