I believe it was Abe Lincoln who once said “Give me donuts, or give me death!”
Or something along those lines.
Donuts are one of America’s favorite treats and it’s easy to see why. They’re delicious and they come in an endless variety of flavors.
Luckily for those of us in the Queen City, there are several awesome places around the area to enjoy some donuts.
In this post we share the 6 best donut shops in Cincinnati.
Map of Donut Shops
The following map shows the locations of every donut shop mentioned in this post.
Note: Some shops have multiple locations. Each location is displayed on the map.
With several locations around the city, Holtman’s Donuts is one the most well-known donut shops in Cincinnati. Charles Holtman opened the first shop back in 1960 and to this day the shop is still family-owned. From classic glazed to lemon jelly to apple fritter and everything in between, Holtman offers a huge variety of delicious donuts to choose from.
Marcella’s Doughnuts & Bakery
With three locations on the east side of the city, Marcella’s is a donut shop started by Marcella Poole that is now owned by her grandson and family. Locals love this shop and it’s easy to see why. They have a massive variety of donuts made fresh daily, their customer service is outstanding, and the quality of their donuts is second to none.
Wyoming Pastry Shop
Nestled in the business district of the quaint Wyoming neighborhood, Wyoming Pastry Shop is a hidden gem that has been serving up donuts to the local community since 1934. Swing by the shop during any morning of the week (except on Sundays when they’re closed) and you’re likely to find a small crowd gathered inside enjoying some donuts and milk. If you ever find yourself craving some delicious donuts, you can’t go wrong with a stop by this shop.
Silverton Donut Shop
Another neighborhood shop that serves up some amazing donuts is Silverton Donut Shop. As the name implies, this small shop is located in the neighborhood of Silverton and is well-known for serving up delicious donuts that are made fresh daily.
Tweedles Daylight Donuts
Located in the heart of the University of Cincinnati campus, Tweedles Daylight Donuts is a tiny shop that is wildly popular among not just college students, but among locals in the area within driving distance. Our personal favorite here is the blueberry cake donut, but you can’t go wrong with any of their options.
Located in the Northside neighborhood, Bonomini is a bakery that whips up a variety of baked goods but we’re particularly in love with their donuts. From classic glazed to chocolate filled to jelly filled and everything in between, they offer something for everyone. If you’re in the mood for donuts, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Bonomini.