Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Doughnut adventure

Hi Cleveland and Happy Halloween-Thursday (let the junk food raid begin!)

Lately I have been dreaming of driving from one side of town to the other filling my picnic basket with doughnuts from area fryers and blowing any sort of healthy-living ideas out the window. Unfortunately I have not been able to squeeze in this dreamy doughnut adventure, try as I may, it just won’t happen pre-Friday.

My initial intention of this nutty trip was to assemble a really great plethora of ideas for where you could go Halloween morning as the wizards and witches rise from bed in anticipation of the treat-filled day ahead. Well, instead of all the extra calories, I’ll just give you a brief rundown on some of the spots I have been to over my tenure in Cleveland...

> Doughnut Pantry : 14600 Madison Ave., Lakewood : Saturday 6am-2pm (a bare bones, not fancy, get-em-while-their hot place)

> Spudnuts : 21800 Center Ridge Rd. Rocky River (sweets made from potatoes? Carbs + sugar, yumm)

> Fragapane Bakeries : 650 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village (my friend Meg swears by this place, it has to be good!)

> Prestis : 12101 Mayfield Rd, Little Italy (does Prestis even make doughnuts any more? If not grab anything else, its’ all good!)

> Jack Frost Donuts 4960 Pearl Rd, Cleveland (Saturday 7am- 8pm)

And then there is always Dunkin Doughnuts, Krispy Kreme and even Starbucks is selling good old fashioned sour crème favorites!

Perhaps I will grab a warm doughnut and hit the gym extra hard on Saturday to celebrate the arrival of fall, shorter days and more evenings at the gym :)

Happy doughnut hunting to you.

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Blogger Always a Bridesmaid said...

I don't even LIKE donuts and now I want to bring them into work for Halloween. Thanks a lot! ;)

October 28, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger christine louise said...

Don't forget Amy Joy! She's a Cleveland favorite. (:

October 29, 2009 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Cheryl Cochran said...

Nope, Presti's doesn't make doughnuts anymore...but yes, anything else you could buy there would be equally as delicious.

October 29, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger AS said...

La Mexicana in Painesville makes amazing Mexican donuts - they're more dense and moist than American donuts!

October 29, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Cookbook said...

Yeah, Amy Joy is a gooder.

There's also the Donut Connection, which I think has locations scattered around the southwest part of the county, and a place one of my coworkers from Strongsville always stops, Donut Scene. Which has the most fabulous-sounding name for a donut shop ever, although apparently it's actually pretty vanilla.

October 30, 2009 at 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Becker's Donuts in Fairview Park- a family business that's re-opened its doors! Awesome donuts with a cute vintage interior!

November 2, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

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