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Whitney Donut & Sandwich Shop

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2574 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
+1 203-248-9095
05:00 - 17:00
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Sun 05:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 05:00 - 17:00
Sat 05:00 - 16:00
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have amazing soup and sandwiches and they are ready at the same speed as fast food restaurants and it is so much healthier and more delicious!!

Thank Sonja S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been great for many years . Started as a donut shop about 35 years ago and was better than Dunkin . They also made great rolls . When they moved down the road , they expanded the menu and put in a drive through for easier access . They also created gift cards . Pete and Marcia have been overseeing... More 

Thank John H
West Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious convenient, my co workers and I go there frequently and always get great friendly service. Highly recommended

Thank Babrams223
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250 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were passing through town and selected Hamden as a place to stop essentially at random while on a road trip. Whitney Donut is a local haunt, where we were about the only people the staff didn't know by name, and yet we were treated with a great deal of attention. We ordered sandwiches and were pleased with the quality,... More 

Thank travelguyPa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Come here for the best donuts around! The coconut donuts and carrot cake muffins here are the very best. I brought them to some meetings and people from outside the area have mentioned they have made special trips to Whitney Donut since I introduced them to these delicacies. I have visited other highly recommended shops around the area and find... More 

Thank ICFG
Hamden, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Whitney donut may have some of the best donuts in Hamden. They have phenomenal sandwiches and lunches, and the staff is always so pleasant. They will do their absolute best to accommodate dietary needs. You won't be disappointed!

1 Thank Firemedicmick
Shelton Ct.
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Well you can't do it often but when you need a donut make sure it's a good one and this is where you need to be! They also, have great sandwiches and muffins and coffee

Thank Donna S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I found this place by accident. Bought a dozen donuts and you get 13. Donuts are one and a half times bigger than Dunkin' Donuts, overfilled and delicious.

Thank Edward S
Cheshire, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Donuts are very good. But, I don't see the hype with the sandwiches. Coffee is ok. But, I'm a coffee snob. Blows DD away ( Cumby's blows DD away). If I'm working the weekend I'll get these donuts for the guys in the shop. They all love them.

Thank blueyeddevil
Hamden, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Several times that I have eaten at Whitney Donuts and Sandwich shop it has been very good. I would recommend anytime for a breakfast or lunch;

Thank judith m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2574 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-248-9095
Whitney Donut Shop sells pastries, coffee, and sandwiches. A local favorite.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?