Who doesn’t love donuts? In a crazy world, they’re a universal thing we can all bond over. Here are five places you have to try around Milwaukee:
6901 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Is it Cranky’s or Cranky Al’s? The world may never know. But what we do know is that the donuts and pizza here are a local favorite, and the place is definitely family-friendly.
2264 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Grebe’s Milwaukee Bakery
5132 W Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53219
This old-school family-owned bakery has been around since 1937. You’ll find crullers, long johns, apple fritters, and more.
Holey Moley Cafe
316 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Opened in 2014, Holey Moley is Milwaukee’s only craft doughnut shop. The doughnuts are made from scratch with whole, quality ingredients and offer a range of styles including cake, yeast raised, filled, fritters, and doughnut holes, as well as a wide variety of gluten-free and vegan options. Their doughnuts are made fresh daily and are available from 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., while supplies last. They also feature local brews from Hawthorne Coffee Roasters.
1801 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Their mini-donuts are made fresh to order, shaken with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or a combination of both.
Happy Dough Lucky
This mobile mini-donut bar (yes, that actually exists!) makes balls of dough into perfectly shaped mini-donuts right before your hungry eyes. Check out their festival and farmer’s market schedule on their website.