In honor of National Donut Day, we at the Daily Detroit podcast are sharing our favorite five donut spots. We know there’s more out there, so if you have a favorite be sure to share this post and tag that spot on Facebook.
Dutch Girl Donuts
A Detroit tradition. Near 7 Mile and Woodward, the place slings donuts like no other. Yes, we went through the trouble of ranking their individual donuts, they’re so good.
19000 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48203
Up in Berkley, this little place makes your mouth water. They’re known for having fresh product and their fritter game is on point. They are cash only, and are open from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. More.
28173 Woodward Avenue, Berkley, MI 48072
Apple Fritter Donut Shop
Although the name points you to fritters, they have a wide repertoire of tasty donuts and other baked goods. Just east of downtown Ferndale, there’s easy grab-and-go with their parking lot out front. Also, they just celebrated 30 years in business. Facebook Page.
741 East 9 Mile Road, Ferndale MI 48220
We’re big fans of the creativity of this place in downtown Detroit. The flavors here are different and out of this world. And there’s a great story connected to one of Detroit’s legendary music producers, J Dilla. Be sure to get here early, as they sell out like a hit record. More here.
242 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48226
The Donut Bar
With two locations — one in Southfield, the other Troy — the Donut Bar brings very pretty donuts to the table, along with a vegan donut of the day. More on their website.
29039 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48076
856 East Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48083