Donut Therapy

To me, donuts are a big deal. This includes a general love of breakfast style pastries like coffee cakes and cinnamon rolls. My blood type has been identified as Buttermilk Positive. This was genetically passed down to me from my mother, Beckie. In college, she used to sneak down to the sorority house kitchen at 5:00 in the morning on Saturdays to bring in the box of donuts that the local bakery would bring to the doorstep. She would choose a few of the choicest ones and scurry back up to the bedroom where she and her identical twin Bobbie would each scarf a few down, then go back to bed with 4 more hidden in the top drawer of the dresser for when they woke up again.
Once, on the way to a Saturday morning sail with the entire family, my sister decide to bring muffins instead of the donuts she had promised…she has never made that mistake again.
Every time I travel to Chicago to visit my friend Mike, I stop at Sweetwater’s donuts in Kalamazoo, MI and pick up 2 dozen…if you haven’t been there; this is the mecca of Michigan donut eateries.
In the following posts, I will share the best donut shops I have come across in my travels. I have tried to organize these by general location so if you find yourself needing a little donut therapy, hopefully one of these will be close by.

Paczki Day

February 12, 2013
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(Pronounced Punch-Key) Here in Detroit, we have many traditions not found elsewhere throughout the country. We are privy to a large, diverse collection of  various ethnicities and they all bring unique cultural influences to the entire metro area. If you look at a map of Detroit, you will notice that there is a city that is completely surrounded […]

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The Home Bakery – Rochester, MI

December 6, 2012
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Home Bakery 300 South Main Street Rochester, MI 48307 248-651-4830 Here is the map! Yelp Page Have you driven through downtown Rochester lately? It is truly one of a handful of great small downtowns left in Metro Detroit. I used to live there a few years ago and hit all of the hot spots back […]

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Dom Bakeries – Ypsilanti, Michigan

October 17, 2012
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 Dom Bakeries 1305 Washtenaw Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-485-3175 Here is the map! Yelp Page Dom Bakeries is a 24 hour pastry heaven serving the greater Ann  Arbor area. As you are making your way to this donut “joint”, please ignore the combination car/art sculpture/flower pot in front of the hourly motel that you may […]

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Hermann’s Royal Oak, Michigan

October 9, 2012
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Hermann’s Bakery 317 South Main Street Royal Oak, Mi 48067 248-541-3218 Here is the map! Yelp Page This is a small old-style Jewish Bakery in downtown Royal Oak. Crusty, grumpy women highlight the experience here; the general feeling I get every time I go here is that they barely have the gumption to wait on me. […]

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