You Gotta Try These Donuts

By: Katie Goncalves | June 2, 2022

Whether you go for sprinkles, jelly-filled, or the fritter, you’ll definitely want to experience the donuts offered at these locally-owned shops.

The Donut Bar

With locations in Southfield and Livonia, The Donut Bar takes an ordinary donut and makes it extraordinary. With toppings like cereal and candy, their menu is ever-changing, bringing new and exciting flavors each day. You won’t want to miss the Salted Caramel on the daily menu and Tres Leches on their rotating menu.

Apple Fritter Donut Shop

If you enjoy a combination of traditional donuts as well as unique combinations, Apple Fritter Donut Shop in Ferndale is the place to go. Of course, they’re known for their apple fritters, but have you ever had one with maple glaze and bacon on top? Out of this world!

The Donut Cutter

The Donut Cutter is an old-fashioned donut shop in Berkley with all of your favorite traditional donut flavors. Simple is the way to go at this shop: glazed or with sprinkles in your favorite flavor can’t be beat. 

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Donut Villa

If you find yourself in Mexicantown, be sure to stop by the Donut Villa. Locals know to get there early in the day as many popular items tend to sell out by the afternoon. A fan favorite is definitely the donut holes – only ten cents a piece! 

Holy Moly Donut Shop 

When you’re looking for an activity with your donuts, check out Holy Moly Donut Shop in Detroit. Here, you can build your own donut and choose from over 30 different toppings. Kids and adults alike will love this place. 

The Looney Baker

Any good Michigander knows the importance of a cider mill donut and is no stranger to the feeling of longing for the fall. The Looney Baker in Livonia makes cider donuts all year to get your fix in any season. 

Donutville U.S.A.

A Dearborn favorite, Donutville U.S.A. makes traditional and seasonal donuts. You can’t miss their big donut sign off of Ford Road. Head in for the best sugar-raised and buttermilk donuts around. 

Daily Dozen Donuts

With locations in Royal Oak, Warren, and Sterling Heights, Daily Dozen Donuts has been serving donuts the same way since it opened its doors in 1985. They offer over 45 varieties every single day along with limited runs of specialty flavors. From simple glazed sour cream to indulgent Samoa, this is a must-stop shop. 

Sugarr Donuts

Woodhaven locals know Sugarr Donuts is the place to stop when you’re looking for unique and delicious craft donuts. The cannoli cream and Creme Brulee donuts are insanely good and definitely worth the trip. 

Knapp’s Donuts

A downtown Rochester favorite since 1966, Knapp’s Donuts makes their donuts fresh every single day. They offer all of your traditional favorites from Boston Creme to Golden Glazed.