The 5 Best Donut Shops in CLE

When it comes to the best breakfast pastry, donuts definitely take the cake. In Cleveland, these hole-y deserts are a specialty at local bakeries, especially the five local shops listed below.

  1. Goldie’s Donuts and Bakery. Now a Lyndhurst landmark, Goldie’s Bakery has been in business for over 20 years. Although their “specialty” donut is old-fashioned glaze, Goldie’s has a menu-full of options, including a special monthly flavor - when purchased, all proceeds go to a local charity.

  2. Becker’s Donuts. After returning home from WWII in 1946, the Becker brothers opened one of the largest, most successful donut chains in Cleveland. Now 13 stores strong, Becker’s continues to wow Clevelanders with their original, homestyle donuts, which span from creme-filled, cake, yeast-raised and french cruellers.

  3. Jack Frost Donuts. Made fresh daily with original recipes, Jack Frost has been a Cleveland staple for years. With flavors ranging from cereal, candy and chocolate pretzel, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

  4. Brewnuts. Widely known for its Instagram aesthetic and catchy slogan “Donut Mess With Cleveland,” Brew Nuts has been extremely popular since its inception in 2007. While their flavors are considered “unconventional,” they continue attract large morning crowds every week… it also helps that the company brews homemade coffee and beer.

  5. Peace, Love and Little Donuts. For all the light eaters out there, Peace, Love and Little Donuts offers a lot of flavor in a bite-size donut. While the company has been around since 2009, it made its Cleveland debut only a few years ago. “Find your inner hippie” by visiting their West Park location here in CLE.