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See the 200 nominees for Michigan’s Best Doughnut –

See the 200 nominees for Michigan’s Best Doughnut –
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Holy Apple Fritter!

We just closed the nomination process in our search for Michigan’s Best Doughnut, and we’re overwhelmed with the volume of emails. We received hundreds and hundreds of nominations from dedicated doughnut lovers from all over the state.

Even Michiganders living out of state chimed in!

After we sorted through all the emails, we counted 200 nominees from 11 different regions. They came in from the Keweenaw Peninsula way up in the U.P. to Downriver Detroit. It’s a great list. So thank you very much.

Look for the voting polls on Monday, Sept. 21.

Now, scroll below to see all of the 200 nominees.

If you made a nomination and you don’t see it, please alert us ASAP.

Also, if you’ve been busy all week and you are just noticing that we are doing this search, we may be able to squeeze in some stragglers. But you better be pretty convincing in your email. Tell us your favorite doughnut shop and what makes it some awesome.

Our email addresses:

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Special thanks to Michigan’s Best Doughnut search sponsor, the Michigan Sugar Company.

Learn more details about the search, as well as our search timeline on the links below:

Michigan’s Best Doughnut: Last call for nominations

MLive readers share their must-have doughnuts in Michigan

112 nominations and counting for Michigan’s Best Doughnut

Help us find Michigan’s Best Doughnut

Michigan's Best Doughnut 2020

John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman of are on the search for Michigan’s Best Doughnut. Polls go up Sept. 21. They begin visiting finalists Sept. 28. Look for the Top 10 in late October, 2020.John Gonzalez

Michigan’s Best Doughnut Nominees

Upper Peninsula

Huron Mountain Bakery, Marquette, Ishpeming

Stephenson Bakery, Menominee

Connie’s Kitchen, Calumet

Hilltop Restaurant, L’Anse

The Feed Bag, Surrey Hill, Mackinac Island

Randall Bakery, Wakefield

Roy’s Pasties & Bakery, Houghton

Helmer House Inn – Bakery, Cafe, Mercantile, Bed & Breakfast, McMillan

Murray Hotel, Mackinac Island

Northern Michigan

Hilltop Bakery, Bailey

Goodale’s Bakery, Grayling

Peace Love and Little Donuts, Traverse City

Conley’s Bakery, Mecosta

Crescent Bakery, Frankfort

Cops & Doughnuts, Clare

The Pour House, Lewiston

Barb’s Bakery, Northport

Pick Kwik, Kalkaska

Mac’s Meats & Country Road Bakery, Rothbury

Potter’s Bakery, Traverse City

Conley’s Bakery, Mecosta

Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm, Rogers City

The Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill, Gladwin

Ignite Donuts, Mt. Pleasant

Blue Heron Cafe, Cadillac

Nelson’s Farm Market, Grant

Colonial Village Bakery, West Branch

Neiman’s Family Market, Tawas, Alpena, Clarkston, St. Clair

Johan’s Pastry Shop, Petoskey

Robaire’s Bakery, Mt. Pleasant

Bojack’s Bake Shop & Cafe, Mancelona

Apple Barrel Cider Mill, Ithaca

Annie’s Baked Goods, Cadillac

Fairview Coffee Shop, Fairview

H&D Chuckwagon, Reed City

Bavarian Bakery & Restaurant, Oscoda

Borntrager Family Bakery, East Jordan

Aloha General Store, Aloha State Park, Cheboygan

Third Coast Bakery, Traverse City

Donut Den, Brinks Family Creamery, Falmouth

Mackinaw City Bakery, Mackinaw City

Chimoski Bakery, Suttons Bay

Middleton Bakery, Middleton

Friske Farm, Traverse City

The Flour Pot Bakery, Elk Rapids

Uncle Frank’s Apple Town, Brutus

Lil Yummies Country Bakery, Whittemore

VanBrocklin’s Bakery, Big Rapids

Grand Rapids

Marge’s Donut Den, Grand Rapids

Steenstra’s Royal Dutch Bakery, Grandville

Donut Conspiracy, Grand Rapids

Rockford Brewing Company, Rockford

Sprinkles Donut Shop, Rockford, Ada, Grandville

Schwallier’s Country Basket, Sparta

Bro’s Doughs, Grand Rapids

Bostwick Lake Bakery, Grand Rapids

Busy Mom’s Bakery, Cedar Springs

Robinette’s, Grand Rapids

Sandy’s Donuts, Grand Rapids

Phoenix Rising Bakery, Grand Rapids

Post Family Farm, Hudsonville

Heidi’s Farm, Lowell

Donut Garden, Grand Rapids (Fulton Street Market)

Ida’s Pastry Shoppe, Jenison

Cindy’s Donuts, Kentwood

Van’s Pastry Shoppe, Grand Rapids

Tom’s Hometown Bakery, Sparta

Rise Authentic Baking, Grand Rapids

Zeeland Bakery, Zeeland

Van’s Pastry Shoppe, Grand Rapids

Main Street Bakery, Hopkins

Ed Dunneback and Girls Farm Market, Comstock Park

Kalamazoo & Southwest MI

Sweetwater’s Donut Mill, Kalamazoo

Peace, Love and Little Donuts, Portage

Dutch Uncle Donuts, Coldwater

Red Coach Donuts, Stevensville

Yoders General Store, Centreville

The Country Mill, Charlotte

Renzema’s Bakery, Parchment

Amanda Marie’s Bakery, Eau Claire

Black Currant Bakehouse, Union Pier

Maebelles, Hastings

Harbert Swedish Bakery, Harbert

Golden Brown Bakery, South Haven

Station 66, Battle Creek

Bloomingdale Bulk Foods, Bloomingdale

Gull Meadow Farms, Richland

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yke’s Bakery in Muskegon, Mich. (Emily Brouwer | | Muskegon | Muskegon Chronicle

Muskegon and Lakeshore

Bowerman Blueberries, Holland

Hodgepodge Bakery, Norton Shores

deboer bakkerij & dutch brothers restaurant, Holland

Ryke’s Bakery, Muskegon

Woodland Farm Market, Shelby

Mac’s Meats & Country Roads Bakery, Rothbury

Goober’s Bakery, Norton Shores

Morat’s Bakery, Muskegon

Crane’s in the City, Holland

Good Time Donuts, Holland

Zeeland Bakery, Zeeland

Delly Belly Bakery, Coopersville

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo, New Era


Hinkley Bakery, Jackson

Petey’s Donuts, Brooklyn (food truck)

Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm, Somerset

Jonesville Bakery, Joneseville

Morning Fresh Bakeries, Adrian

Louie’s Bakery, Marshall

Foundry Bakehouse & Deli, Albion

Special Ed’s Donuts, Somerset (food truck) US-12, Somerset


Dutch Girl Donuts, Detroit

DK Donuts & Burgers, Oxford

AVON Donuts, Pontiac

Weaver’s Eats & Treats, Harsens Island

Monica’s Baker Boy, Monroe

Detroit Mini Donut, Detroit (food truck)

Homes Bakery, Rochester

Donut Castle, Warren

Yellow Light Coffee and Donuts, Detroit

The Looney Baker, Livonia

Donutown, Redford Township

Kreps Apple Barn, LaSalle

Donutville U.S.A., Dearborn

Yates Cider Mill, Rochester

Elliott’s Bakery, Trenton

Golden Donuts, Clinton Township

Willie’s Donuts, Macomb

Pete’s Oven Bakery, Waterford

Butter-Nut Bakery, Center Line

Donut Cutter, Berkley

Daily Dozen Doughnuts, Royal Oak

Sugarr Donuts, Wyandotte, Woodhaven

Donut Kastle, Taylor

Donut Station Cafe, New Baltimore

Elias Donuts, Detroit

Duck Donuts, Troy

Tapped Coffee & Craft Beverages, Canton

Donut Chef, Roseville

Erwin Orchard, South Lyon

Donut Bar + Coffee, Southfield, Troy

Yum Yum Donuts, Lincoln Park

New Palace Bakery, Hamtramck

Knapp’s Donuts, Troy, Rochester

Tasty Boy Donuts, Flat Rock

Vasi’s Cafe and Bake Shop, St. Clair Shores

Monroe Bakery, Dearborn

South Lyon Bakery, South Lyon

Heritage Bakery, Livonia

Paczki Day at Dimo's Deli in Ann Arbor

Owner Walid Dimo flips paczki at Dimo’s Deli and Donuts, 2030 W. Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.Jacob Hamilton/

Ann Arbor

Kapnick Orchards, Britton

Lev’s Bakery, Tecumseh

Emmy’s Kitchen, Blissfield

Dom Bakeries, Ypsilanti

Tony’s Country Store, Lambertville

DJs Bake Shop, Ann Arbor

Washtenaw Dairy, Ann Arbor

The Dexter Bakery, Dexter

Marv’s Bakery, Brighton

Dimo’s Deli & Donuts, Ann Arbor

Pinckney Bakery, Pinckney

Hamburg Bakery, Whitmore Lake

It’s a Good Day Cafe & Donuts, Ann Arbor (delivery only)

Benny’s Bakery, Saline

M Street Baking Co., Howell

Wiard’s Orchard, Ypsilanti

Baker’s Nook, Saline

Markillie Orchard, Howell

Nemeth Farms, Milan


Donna’s Donuts, Flint

B&J’s Donuts, Flint

Max’s Donuts, Lapeer

The Holly Donut Shop, Holly

Blueline Donuts at Carriage House Ministries, Flint

Davison Home Bakery, Davison

Porter’s Orchard, Goodrich

The Brough Bakery, Clio

Hy’s Cider Mill, Bruce Township

The Almont Pastry & Donut Company, Almont

Crust, Fenton

Dawn Donuts, Grand Blanc

Saginaw, Bay City & Thumb

Murphy’s Bakery, Bad Axe

Johnson’s Giant Pumpkins, Saginaw

H&H Bakery, Au Gres

The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe, Midland

Butter Crust Bakery, Bridgeport

North Branch Bakery, North Branch

Chef Shell’s Restaurant and Catering, Port Huron

Hamilton Home Bakery, Saginaw

Yale Bakery, Yale

H&H Bakery and Restaurant, Pinconning

Central Shop Rite, Vassar

Elaine’s Bakery, Bay City

Leaman’s Green Applebarn, Freeland


Mitten Raised, East Lansing

Quality Dairy, Lansing

Groovy Donuts, East Lansing, Williamston

Meyer’s Hometown Bakery & Beanery, Lake Odessa

Pierson Orchard Market, Orleans

Bea’s Bakery, Owosso

Marv’s Bakery, Brighton

Phillips Orchards & Cider Mill, St. Johns

Benny’s Donuts, Owosso

Portland Party Store, Portland

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Gonzo and Amy at the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Marquette, overlooking the actual Blackrocks during their shoot for Michigan’s Best Day.

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