Food & Drink

The 10 Best Donut Shops in Cleveland

Published On 02/10/2016 Published On 02/10/2016
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Spudnuts Donuts


Alright, so you probably don’t think light when you think of potatoes. However, made from potato flour, Spundnuts’ light, fluffy donuts sport a uniquely delicate flavor that’s completely craveable. While the primary ingredient may not be exactly traditional, the shop’s flavors are classic donut shop favorites, including glazed, sprinkled, and jelly-filled creations.

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Jack Frost Donuts

Old Brooklyn

The store’s location is not exactly the hottest spot in Cleveland, so the fact that it still draws a hefty crowd every morning is a true testament to how damn delicious Jack Frost's donuts really are. Playfully decorated, it pops out one-of-a-kind flavors, such as the chocolate iced cassata (pictured). These over the top creations are rich enough to satisfy even the strongest of donut cravings. 

Becker's Donuts Bakery & Cakes

Becker's Donuts & Bakery

Fairview Park

This family-run business has been in operation since 1946, proving that the best recipes can enable a donut shop to withstand the test of time amidst decades of competition. Becker’s offers all of your usual donut standbys, including numerous yeast and cake varieties. Just please do yourself a favor and order one of the bakery’s melt-in-your mouth sour cream donuts, arguably the best of its kind anywhere in town. 

George’s Donuts


As the old saying goes, “The early bird gets the worm.” In this case, let’s replace 'worm' with 'donut.' Opening at 4:30am, George’s Donuts have gained such a loyal following, customers simply must arrive early in order to score the goods. Those who do manage to roll out of bed in time are handsomely rewarded with fresh, made-from-scratch donuts that have kept this place hopping for decades. 

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Donut Land


"Donuts are my life," the shop’s owner, Bill Rienerth Sr, has been quoted as saying. We second that emotion. From traditional glazed to donut cakes, and regular-sized confections to absolutely enormous apple fritters (pictured), Donut Land’s more than 40 varieties have something to please all tastes. 

Biagio’s Donut Shop & Pizzeria


Sure, they’ve got pretty decent pizza, too, but it’s Biagio’s superb donuts that make this spot a true destination. The store has a classic donut shop vibe with classic donut flavors to match. Try the maple stick or any one of their light and fluffy cream-filled creations for a sugary sweet taste of everything that’s right with this world.    

Kiedrowski's Simply Delicious Bakery

Kiedrowski’s Bakery


Stepping into this Polish-American bakery sure feels like stepping into the warm embrace of your grandmother’s kitchen. Although you can’t go wrong with a single one of Kiedrowski’s delightfully homespun treats, we highly recommend going with the cult classic Snoogle® -- a super-sweet, cream-filled pastry stick that’s gained such a following, it carries its own trademark. 

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Mapleside Farms


Over the years, Mapleside has evolved from a quaint farm, bakery, and apple house to a full on fall-themed event center. One thing that’s remained constant is the bakery’s delectable apple fritters and cinnamon sugar donuts. Paired with a steamy mug of hot apple cider, these nostalgic treats are nothing short of donut perfection.