Take a Trip Down Butler County’s Doughnut Trail

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If only the actual paths between Butler County’s bevy of pastry shops were paved with sprinkles and frosting. We’ll have to use our imagination there, but fortunately the Butler County Visitors Bureau has plotted a baker’s dozen of must-visit shops along an 80-mile swath of the county. The bureau challenges die-hard fanatics to visit each shop, get their passport (downloaded from their site) stamped along the way, and earn the official BCDT T-shirt.

The real prize is bragging rights, but seeing rubber and ink hit the paper as you make your way around the county’s four corners is oh so satisfying. If you’re hardcore enough to attempt the entire list in a single day, let us give you a few pointers: Jot down your plan of attack, noting the shops’ varying business hours; start early (they run out as lunchtime approaches); and consider not eating them all at once. With this much of a sugar rush, you might just start seeing those candy-coated roads after all.

Illustration by ryan snook

1  Central Pastry Shop
1518 Central Ave., Middletown, (513) 423-4431

2  Holtman’s Donuts
9558 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester, (513) 755-1261

3  Jupiter Coffee & Donuts
5353 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, (513) 829-7674

4 Kelly’s Bakery
1335 Main St., Hamilton,
(513) 285-4040

5  Martin’s Donuts
4 W. State St., Trenton,
(513) 988-0883

6 Milton’s Donuts
3533 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown, (513) 422-8612

 

 

7  Mimi’s Donuts & Bakery
2267 Millville Ave., Hamilton
(513) 280-1911

8  Oxford Doughnut Shoppe
120 S. Locust St., Oxford,
(513) 523-9911

9a  Ross Bakery
1051 Eaton Ave., Hamilton, (513) 894-9016

9b  Ross Bakery
4421 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, (513) 738-3129

10  Stan the Donut Man
7967 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester, (513) 759-0016

11  The Donut House
8268 Princeton Glendale Rd., West Chester, (513) 805-7739

12  The Donut Spot
5148 Pleasant Ave., Fairfield, (513) 863-7033

Butler County Donut Trail, gettothebc.com/donut-trail

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