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Who Has The Best Donuts In Cincinnati?

Who Has The Best Donuts In Cincinnati?

Who Has The Best Donuts In Cincinnati?

What's not to love about about tasty baked or fried donut treats which come glazed, cake type, yeast raised, with sprinkles, frosted, or filled donuts.  Great for snacking, as a desert or with coffee in the morning there over ten billion donuts eaten annually in the US alone.  Cincinnati has many different donut options to choose from as this list explores.

Holtman's Donuts

Holtman's Donuts has been around since 1960 with the very first shop in Newtown, Ohio.  There are currently five locations serving some of the unique and tasty donuts they have to offer.  Locations include Loveland, Oakley, OTR, West Chester and Williamsburg.

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Marcella's Donuts & Bakery

Marcella's Donuts produces over 4000 donuts on a daily basis for serving customers at one of their three locations in Mt. Carmel, Eastgate and Amelia.  Marcella's is also a family owned bakery started by grandmother Marcella and currently owned by one of her grandsons.

Moonrise Doughnuts

Staying true to their name Moonrise Doughnuts opens up for donut sales in the evenings rather than early morning as most bakeries do.  Located in the Latonia neighborhood of Covington, KY you can know the place by the long line of hungry customers waiting to buy their donuts.


Started in the early 1900s Busken has been providing many different kinds of sweet baked goods and pastries.  Busken makes fresh daily cakes, cookies, breads and of course donuts which can be bought in their own stores or in some local grocery stores.

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Servatii Pastry Shop

Started in 1963 Servatii Pastry Shop offers a variety of baked goods, breads and more.  With 11 locations in and around the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas a fresh Servatti's donut is not too far away.

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While well known for their ice cream Graeter's also has a bakery where they offer cakes, cookies donuts and more.  Graeter's ice cream got it's start in 1870 in Cincinnati making it one of the oldest companies on this list!

Gadabout Doughnuts

Gadabout Doughnuts is a small batch pop-up shop idea of donuts for the donut connoisseur.  Fresh made and sold at pre-announced locations the demand is high for their donuts.

Bottom Line

The real question who doesn't have the best donuts in Cincinnati?  Especially in the group listed above there is sure to be a favorite donut from each shop.  Know of any other small donut shops worthy of mention?  Be sure to let us know about them in the comments below!

(COVID-19 note: due to virus related shut downs some of the donut shops may not be currently up and running)

About the author: The above article “Who Has The Best Donuts In Cincinnati?” was provided by Luxury Real Estate Specialist Paul Sian. Paul can be reached at or by phone at 513-560-8002. If you’re thinking of selling or buying your investment or commercial business property I would love to share my marketing knowledge and expertise to help you.  Contact me today!

I work in the following Greater Cincinnati, OH and Northern KY areas: Alexandria, Amberly, Amelia, Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Batavia, Blue Ash, Covington, Edgewood, Florence, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas, Hebron, Hyde ParkIndian Hill, Kenwood, Madeira, Mariemont, Milford, Montgomery, Mt. Adams, Mt. Washington, Newport, Newtown, Norwood, Taylor Mill, Terrace Park, Union Township, and Villa Hills.


#1 By Gabe Sanders at 6/2/2020 9:55 AM

I would prefer to judge for myself. So, if you would kindly send me one of each, I'll give you my opinion. :-)

#2 By Paul at 6/2/2020 -2:19 PM

LOL Gabe! Let me know when you are in town and we can try some together. ??

#3 By Gabe Sanders at 6/5/2020 4:33 PM

I can't travel now, but I will look forward to a FedEx shipment.

#4 By Paul at 6/5/2020 5:18 PM


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