Top Spots: Best donuts in Central Ohio

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CENTRAL OHIO (WCMH) — Who doesn’t love donuts? They come in almost every flavor imaginable and are a great pick me up (or meal) at any time of day. We asked NBC4 viewers what their favorite donut shops in Central Ohio were, and here’s what they said:

Resch’s Bakery

With more than 100 years in the bakery business, Resch’s takes the cake for NBC4 viewers when it comes to the best donuts in Columbus. The bakery was started by two German immigrants after learning the trade at Berkey’s Bakery. After a while, Wilhelm and Frank Resch started their own bakery, growing it into the staple it is today. Aside from donuts, Resch’s makes wedding cakes, birthday cakes, cupcakes and more!

Jolly Pirate Donuts

With two locations in the Columbus metro area and one in Newark, Jolly Pirate is a favorite among Central Ohio donut lovers. With a huge selection, you’ll always be able to find a donut variety that you love.  They also sell muffins, cookies, coffee and sandwiches.

Amy’s Donuts

Looking for a donut that goes beyond ordinary? Check out Amy’s! Featuring Amy’s Almond Joy, Andes Mint, Airforce Blueberry, Cotton Candy and much, much more, you’ll be amazed by the variety and ingenuity that goes into creating these delicious pastries.

Schneider’s Bakery

Schneider’s has been serving Westerville for more than 60 years.  It was voted the Best Bakery in Columbus this year, and has more than 15 varieties of donuts for you to choose from. Schneider’s also makes cakes, muffins, brownies, rolls, buns, pies and more.

Buckeye Donuts

Looking for a 24 hour donut shop with an extensive donut menu? Check out Buckeye Donuts! They have 31 varieties of donuts on the menu and you can stop buy day or night. Don’t feel like going out? Don’t worry, they deliver!

Crispie Creme Donuts

Not to be confused with Krispy Kreme, this Chillicothe shop is another overwhelming favorite of NBC4 viewers and is completely worth the drive. Crispie Creme has handcrafted their own donuts fresh every day since 1929. Even if you’re not that into donuts, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere and character of this charming shop.

Lindsey’s Bakery

Lindsey’s in Circleville is legendary for their pumpkin donuts and the giant pumpkin pie made for the Circleville Pumpkin Show every year, but this shop is a great stop year-round. They’ve been in business for more than 50 years. Pro tip: if you’re going to check them out, make sure to leave home with time to spare. People come from all over to grab one of these delicious treats.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

You can’t go wrong with a glazed donut from the Krispy Kreme chain! With three locations in the Columbus metro area and distribution agreements with retailers, you’re never far from the gooey deliciousness of a classic glazed donut!

Donut World

Live in the Lancaster area? Then you probably already know about Donut World. If you don’t, it’s time to stop by the family owned and operated shop! The donuts are huge, homemade and delicious. You won’t be disappointed.

Donald’s Donuts

Donald’s Donuts is Zanesville’s best-kept secret. Customers say that the little shop puts every other donut to shame. Donald Warne started the bakery in 1960 and now the second generation of the Warne family is carrying on the tradition of making amazing donuts. Pro tip: The apple fritters are a fan favorite. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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