Cleveland October 06, 2018
9 Stops Everyone Must Make Along Greater Cleveland’s Donut Trail
When we were young, our parents and grandparents often warned us about eating dessert before dinner. “You’ll spoil your appetite,” they’d say, shaking a finger or head with evident disapproval. Of course, now we’re adults and can do whatever we want! We can even eat desserts
for dinner. Fortunately, in a city as decadent as Cleveland, such a wondrous idea could easily become a reality. Get ready for a super sweet road trip, because we’re about to hit the town in a magical way.
Let's explore the sweetest destinations in Greater Cleveland!
1. The Doughnut Pantry (14600 Madison Ave., Lakewood)
If you've spent any amount of time in Lakewood, then you know that this city is overflowing with incredible discoveries. From Malley's to the
Museum of Divine Statues
, there is so much to discover. This quaint donut shop is no exception to general coolness of the area. Behind its understated exterior are donuts that are out of this world.
2. Brewnuts (6501 Detroit Ave., Cleveland)
Donut mess with Cleveland! We've got some of the best sweet treats in the world here, and Brewnuts knows that for sure. This sweet shop is also a bar, and the combination of local flavors is truly incredible. Not only are their donuts piled high with unique flavors, but their cozy watering hole encourages you to snack and stay for a spell.
3. Bigmouth Donut Company (1418 W. 29th St., Cleveland)
Variety is the name of the game at Bigmouth Donut Company, and you truly never know what delicious concoction they'll dream up next. Breakfast donuts can be purchased with egg and cheese or maple bacon, and all-occasion donuts like the Ohio Buckeye are definitely a crowd-pleaser. Your taste buds are in for a treat at this delightful donut shop, especially as the seasons change and specialty varieties are offered.
4. Bloom Bakery (200 Public Sq., Cleveland)
Public Square hosts the heartbeat of local culture, and it also is the location of a bakery with sweets to die for. Not only are their confections perfect, but their mission is, too. Their bakery provides jobs for low-income Clevelanders. To learn more, click
. These donuts are a delicious way to support your community!
5. Daylight Donuts & Coffee (3077 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland Heights)
This shop may be a chain, but there are only so many places where you can enjoy their signature light and fluffy donuts. Their story began in 1954 when a super sweet couple decided to create the perfect donut. They concocted a recipe that's so light and fluffy that donut aficionados everywhere were instantly hooked.
6. Colossal Cupcakes (528 Euclid Ave., Cleveland)
I know what you're thinking.
What are donuts doing inside of Downtown Cleveland's favorite cupcake shop? While their ginormous cupcakes are certainly the star of the show, their supporting cast includes delicious donuts that locals can't get enough of. As an added bonus, edible glitter makes food so much more fun!
7. Peace, Love and Little Donuts (3786 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland)
This shop's story starts in Pennsylvania, but it became apparent that such a sweet shop belonged right here in Cleveland. Ron, a man devoted to the Ministry, came across a donut-making machine. He put it together incorrectly, resulting in petite donuts that turned out to be a big hit. They opened their first shop in Pittsburgh, topping their confections with all sorts of groovy flavors. Their influence has spread to multiple states, but we think we got the best location!
8. Jack Frost Donuts (4960 Pearl Rd., Cleveland)
Since 1937, one local donut shop has been serving up sweets that often take more than one sitting to devour! Don't let this photo mislead you; these bad boys are
and insanely rich. You can learn more about this cherished destination
9. DonutLab (Greater Cleveland
You'll spot this mobile donut factory all over Greater Cleveland, and when you do... well, you've
stop! This factory on wheels is an invention straight out of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, and their creations are coveted as some of the best sweets in Cleveland. Visit their
to determine where you should visit them.
Glitter, frosting, and… bacon? You never know what you’ll find piled high on donuts here in Cleveland! What’s your favorite local donut shop?
If you enjoyed this road trip, just wait until you
discover the wonders of Cleveland’s mac and cheese trail.