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The first Friday in June is the perfect day to channel your inner Homer Simpson. No, we’re not talking about falling asleep on the job, but instead indulging in a pile of doughnuts (mmm, doughnuts). June 3, 2016 is National Doughnut Day, where many shops are offering specials, including some freebies. Dunkin’ Donuts locations are offering customers a free classic doughnut with the purchase of a drink; Krispy Kreme is inviting customers to stop in for a free doughnut at all of its US and Canadian locations. If you’d rather go the local route, here are some of the best doughnut shops in the USA where you can celebrate National Doughnut Day 2016:

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Devils Dozen | Photo courtesy of: Jim Sloan

Doughnuts and a Photobooth? What’s better than that?! | Photo courtesy of: Jim Sloan

Devil’s Dozen, San Diego

This local favorite in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood is offering patrons a gratis order of 13 doughnut holes (a “devil’s dozen”, if you will) with every purchase of a half dozen box of doughnuts. In addition to the special, the shop is celebrating the day with a social media photo booth and other doughnut-themed goodies.

Doughnuts are always on the mind in Doughnut Plant

Doughnuts are always on the mind at NYC’s Doughnut Plant. | Flickr CC: Jon Wisniewski

Doughnut Plant, New York City

NYC’s popular mini chain is known for introducing the world to the crème brulée doughnut in 2008, and it’s become a mainstay on its menu ever since. But Doughnut Plant’s carnival sprinkles mini cake doughnuts will take center stage on Friday, when the baked goods hotspot hands out free versions of the menu item (while supplies last).

Doodles Doughnuts Chicago

Whoever said we couldn’t play with our food was missing out. | Photo courtesy of David Turner Photography

Doodle’s Doughnuts, Chicago

Creative Chicagoans flock to this new bakery in the Old Town neighborhood where the Bismark cream-filled doughnuts are blank slates. Each doughnut is covered with white icing and comes with a piping bag of colored icing so you can decorate your breakfast treat any way you like. Save room for two on Friday. If you create a “Doughnut Day design” on one of their treats and post it on Instagram with #DoodleDoughnut, you get another one free!

The Salty Donut in Miami

I’d plan to get in line for these …like now. | Photo courtesy of Donna Irene

The Salty Donut, Miami

Miami’s artisanal doughnut food truck (housed in a vintage trailer from the 1950s) is parked in the Wynwood Miami area and is only open Friday through Sunday until each day’s batch of fried dough treats are sold out. Friday, June 3 should be a typically busy day for the business, but the real action takes place later that evening. The creators behind the popular doughnuts are planning a party to celebrate the holiday as well as the release of Salty Donut’s new limited edition T-shirt collaboration with LYFE Brand.

Randy's Donuts in LA

Free donuts from 6am until noon? Yes, please. | Flickr CC: Extra Medium

Randy’s Donuts, Los Angeles

Movie buffs will recognize the exterior of this City of Angels mainstay. The enormous 32-foot doughnut replica that sits on the roof of this shop has had cameos in recent films such as Dope and Entourage, as well as classics like Get Shorty and The Golden Child. For National Doughnut Day, the classic shop is giving away free doughnut holes from 6am until noon.

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Kevin Aeh

Kevin Aeh

Kevin Aeh is an editor/writer based in New York City. He covers lifestyle, travel, and pop culture; and his current obsessions include finding the best eye cream, booking a trip to Cuba, and binge-watching Lady Dynamite on Netflix. His writing has appeared in Time Out New York, Furthermore from Equinox, Refinery29, Vulture, and more.

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