Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Rustic Donut?
Rustic Donut vegan donuts are made without artificial colors, ingredients, soy, palm oil or preservatives. They are also perfectly imperfect and you'll notice no two donuts look alike. That's because they're handcrafted and baked from scratch. 

The taste, though, is what sets Rustic Donut apart from traditional donuts. They have a homemade, dense, moist, cake-like consistency that's super satisfying when you crave something sweet without all the grease, preservatives and scary artificial ingredients you sometimes get with regular donuts. 

What ingredients do you use?
We use simple ingredients without any artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, hydrogenated oil, soy or palm oil. Ingredients you can pronounce and feel good about and real toppings you can see like walnuts, almonds, chocolate chips and unsweetened coconut.

Do your donuts have palm oil or soy in them? 
No, you won't find any palm oil or soy in our donuts. During the holidays, we may use some toppings that may contain soy in them. Ask one of our locations for a list of ingredients if you have any concerns.

Do you use sugar processed with bone char?
Nope! The only powdered sugar we use is made from 100% pure beet sugar and our cane sugar is certified organic, both of which are not passed through a bone char filter.  Learn more about bone char and why we won't use it. 

Your donuts sound too healthy. Do Rustic Donuts taste like dry stale bread?
Um...no. They're made with mostly organic, unprocessed ingredients, but that doesn't mean they taste like cardboard. Read what our customers have to say.

Where can I get Rustic Donut?
Order here,
or visit our locations page to find them near you, and if your favorite place doesn't carry them, please request them and let us know! For wholesale opportunities, please contact us.

What flavors do you have?
Our signature flavors include:

  • Don't Call Me Vanilla. A vanilla donut with vanilla icing and toppings like unsweetened coconut, vegan chocolate chips, almonds or walnuts.
  • Just Enough Chocolate. A vanilla donut with chocolate icing and the above toppings. 
  • Chocoholic. Triple chocolate donut with chocolate icing and the above toppings. Gluten-free vegan also available with gluten-free vegan chocolate chips.
  • Maple Salted Walnut. Vanilla donut with maple icing and a hint of sea salt. Topped with walnuts. 
Our seasonal flavors are:
  • Lemonade Stand in the summer. Vanilla donut with a creamy lemon icing.
  • Pumpkin Spice during the fall. Vanilla donut with pumpkin spice icing.
  • Cookies n Cream during the winter. Chocolate donut with vanilla icing and crushed all natural, organic black and white cookies.
  • Holiday Berry during the holidays. Vanilla donut with dreamy orange icing, topped with dried cranberries. 
  • Plus every once in a while, we test out new flavors for a month or two, just to spice things up. 

Do you have gluten-free donuts?
YES! Due to popular demand they're finally here! Available in our decadent triple chocolate Chocoholic flavor - a chocolate gluten-free vegan cake donut with gluten-free vegan chocolate icing and gluten-free vegan chocolate chips. Or Snickerdoodle - a vanilla gluten-free vegan cake donut with hints of warm cinnamon, topped with cinnamon sugar and a vanilla glaze.

Are your boxes eco-friendly?
Definitely. What we deliver our donuts in is just as important as the ingredients that go into them. We specifically source natural bakery boxes that are compostable, biodegradable and recyclable. 

Do you have a storefront?
No, not right now. 

Do you ship your donuts?
We're working on it...

Do you eat your donuts?
Of course! It's called "product testing" (wink). I enjoy my donuts on the regular, and I also eat a plant-based diet. I stay active by running and walking our very active rescue dogs twice a day, doing HIIT workouts (short but super intense workouts), snowshoeing in the winter and hiking during the summer months. I believe if you want a treat enjoy it in moderation, make healthier choices and stay away from processed foods. 

Are you vegan? 
I've been mostly vegan for 6+ years but I'm allergic to dairy. Since I avoid dairy at all costs, it's easier to eat a vegan, whole foods, plant-based diet. I'm also passionate about not eating ingredients I can't pronounce. I want to know what's going in my body and want you to know what's going in yours, too. That's why we only use ingredients you can feel good about. If you're going to have a treat, why not choose one with better ingredients?

Are your donuts nut-free?
No. Rustic Donuts are made with almond milk and some donuts come with nut toppings including walnuts and almonds. They are also produced in a kitchen that may also process common food allergens such as tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, soy, wheat, gluten and dairy. Although we use gluten-free ingredients in our gluten-free vegan donuts, we are not a certified gluten-free facility, so there is possibility of cross-contamination. Please do not consume our products if you're allergic to any of these ingredients. 

Additional questions? Feel free to contact us.