When you’re in Aurora and want something sweet, come to the Donut House. Located on South Parker Road a few blocks north of Cherry Creek State Park, this family-owned business makes fresh doughnuts daily. Here, doughnuts are sweetened with honey instead of the artificial sweeteners used by the big guys.
Be prepared to encounter a large menu, but don’t worry — the owner is usually behind the counter, and you won’t feel rushed. Big favorites are the bear claw (so big it looks like it came from an actual bear) and the fritters. Get a dozen or just a couple with coffee for breakfast. There’s even a nice lunch menu.