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  • National Donut Day is Friday, June 5th

    Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 — By Admin

    Friday, June 5th is National Donut Day. Whether you like them yeast, cake, filled, or topped we have some delicious eateries that serve some of the finest donuts in Indiana.

    But first, what is a donut? Per Wikipedia “A doughnut or donut (the latter spelling often seen in American English) is a type of fried dough confection or dessert food. The donut is popular in many countries and is prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty vendors.”

    A fun fact: National Donut Day was declared in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the volunteers, or "Dough Lassies," who made and served doughnuts to troops fighting during the first World War.

    Indiana Foodways Sweet Temptations Trail has 5 stops that serve some of the tastiest donuts in Indiana.

    Concannon’s Bakery and Cafe is a Muncie institution since 1959. They offer many varieties of donuts to include tiger tails, fritters, glazed, iced, sprinkled and more. For National Donut Day, Concannon's is giving away a free donut to everyone who comes in to their store. Check out all their specials above for National Donut Day!

    Linne’s Bakery in Shelbyville started out in 1890 in Danville, IL as a bread company. In the 1930's Linne's moved to Shelbyville to began their retail shop. Linne's is dedicated to serving the community and owned/operated by certified master baker, Bill Moore. They specialize in donuts, pastries, cookies, cakes and more. Due to construction, be sure to use their back alley way to pick up your donuts.

    Quack Daddy Donuts serves fresh made to order Cake Donuts with seventeen toppings and six icings to choose from. Gluten Free donuts available upon request. The June Donut of the Month is "This is Nuts" featuring a cake donut with chocolate icing, peanuts, chocolate chips, and peanut butter drizzle.

    Blue Gate Bakery in Shipshewana makes homemade donuts daily for purchase. While your there be sure to shop around for other homemade items such as noodles, breads, cakes, pies, jellies and more.

    WheelHouse Donuts in Rockville is reopening this Friday for the first time since March. They will be offering seating at 50% capacity, as well as Porch-Side Pickup. Call ahead and they will have your order ready to safely take away. We suggest ordering to go and take them to Turkey Run State Park for a treat after hiking!