The 6 Best Places To Celebrate National Donut Day in West Michigan
While it's absolutely not the healthiest part of any complete breakfast, doughnuts are the part that we absolutely love the most.
If you ask someone in West Michigan where the best place to get a doughnut is, you're going to get a ton of different answers. We all have our loyalties and favorites, and everyone will give you a million reasons why you have to try their pick.
And as a self proclaimed doughnut expert (No, I haven't received any certifications other than a few extra pounds from trying them all.) I've compiled a complete list of some of the best doughnuts to try in West Michigan to celebrate the day.
While Sandy's has a ton of other great pastries, their donuts are their namesake and rightfully so. And good news - the picture above is what they baked just for today's holiday, so you know they're ready to sling some dough. You can visit them daily from 5a-1p, or until they run out of treats for the day.
Visit their facebook to see more of their specials.
Van's Pastry is Grand Rapid's oldest family owned bakery, so you know they're great. Their handmade doughnuts are always perfectly soft, and they have a great selection of other pastries and breakfast foods in case you're with someone who doesn't love the dough.
Check them out on instagram to see what they're up to.
Sometimes you love doughnuts so much that you want to try them all, but you can't quite fit that many in your stomach- that's where Bro's Doughs comes in. They sell "mini" doughnuts, so you can indulge in several flavors without having to totally blow any diet you may be on. If you're looking for a tiny quick treat, they can't be beat.
Check out their instagram to see what they're currently offering on their menu.
Not only are the pastries at Rise to die for, they're also vegan, gluten and soy free so you can enjoy them a little more guilt free than some of the options on this list. They're also perfect for anyone in your life that may have food allergies of any sort. However, don't let the vegan category fool you, their doughnuts are sweet, fluffy, and flavorful.
Follow them on instagram to see what they're doing with their menu.
Cindy's Donuts & Ice Cream
This West Michigan staple serves fresh homemade donuts, Ferris Coffee, Hudsonville Ice Cream, and variety of soft drinks. If you're looking to support a local business who also supports other west Michigan businesses, you're hitting the trifecta. Plus, adding ice cream makes a late in the day donut treat hit just a little better.
Visit them on facebook to find out more about what they offer.
Phoenix Rising Bakery
This Family owned bakery has been open since 1999, and they offer some of the most Instagram worthy donuts in the city. If you're on the south side of GR, they're your closest and best option to chow down on something special today.
Visit their instagram to keep up with their menu changes and specials.
So forth and enjoy some sweet treats and support West Michigan local businesses while you do it.