JUNE 2, 2023
The first Friday of each June, America celebrates National Donut Day. As a way of celebrating the Salvation Army’s World War I “doughnut girls”, the organization created the day to raise awareness of their organization and to celebrate these ladies.
Learn more about the women who fried donuts on the front lines of WWI here.
So in honor of the “doughnut girls” below you will find a few of my favorite Ohio donut stops, as well as information about a special donut trail.
DELICIOUS OHIO DONUT STOPS
Since 1938 locals and vacationers have been flocking to Madsen Donuts at Geneva-on-the-Lake. Their donut sections include plain cake, cinnamon sugar, glazed cake, powered sugar, chocolate round, glazed, cinnamon sticks, and sprinkle. So the next time you are in Ashtabula County make sure you stop and enjoy one of their deliciously fresh donuts.
5426 Lake Rd. E, Geneva, OH 44041
440.466.5884 | madsendonuts.com
Oh my, the “Maple Bacon” donuts are amazing!
15561 W High St, Middlefield, OH 44062
15963 E High St, Middlefield, OH 44062
301 Center St, Chardon, OH 44024
6821 Twinsburg Warren Rd, Hiram, OH 44234
WHITE HOUSE FRUIT FARM
Located in Canfield, Ohio is White House Fruit Farm. Besides being known for their 20 varieties of homegrown apples, the farm also is home to an amazing bakery that produces their famous “blueberry donuts”. Every day racks and racks of these delicious donuts are created to fill the need of customers. If blueberry is not your favorite flavor, these delicious donuts are available in other flavors.
Location: 9249 State Rt. 62, Canfield, OH 44406
330.533.4161 | whitehousefruitfarm.com
For local visitor information visit Mahoning County CVB.
Since 1934, and every year since, these fried soft cake donuts are a staple at the Wayne County Fair. The original Wooster donut shop opened in 1933 by John Lerch, Sr.. The shop is no longer around, but every year in the summer the mobile concession trailers head out to set-up shot around Wayne County and neighboring counties.
The donuts are available plain, sugared (a blend of powdered sugar and granulated), and cinnamon. Additional seasonal flavors are offered throughout the season.
If you want to try one of these donuts you can snag one at the county fair, or you can go to their website and check out the Lerch’s Donuts Locator.
For local visitor information visit Wayne County CVB.
What happens when you mix craft beer in the donut batter? A Brewnut! These delicious donuts are not only large, they taste absolutely delicious. Check their website for current and seasonal donut selections.
Location: 6501 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
216.600.9579 | brewnutscleveland.com
Little puffs of goodness is what I call their glazed donut centers. Really? Did they have to make them so darn good? Since 1925, this local bakery has been creating baked goods from scratch. Donuts, breads, cakes, pies, pastries, cupcakes, and more. From the moment you enter this bakery, your mouth starts to water. Kennedy’s Bakery has a huge local and regional following, as well as quite a social fan base. The word is getting out.
If you need coffee with your donut, no worries you can purchase a cup at the bakery.
1025 E Wheeling Ave, Cambridge, OH 43725
740-432-2301 | kennedysbakery.com
BEST AMISH BAKERIES FOR CREAM STICK DONUTS
The Amish Door Bakery
1210 Winesburg St, Wilmot, OH 44689
Hershberger’s Farm and Bakery
5452 OH-557, Millersburg, OH 44654
Nauvoo Family Market
15979 Nauvoo Rd, Middlefield
THE BUTLER COUNTY DONUT TRAIL
If you really love donuts, head to Butler County in southwest Ohio (between Dayton and Cincinnati) for a day or two donut tasting adventure as you sample your way through 13 mom-and-pop donut stops. Make sure you download your donut passport before heading out. You can also eat your way to a sweet T-shirt reward.
For more information click here.
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