While preferences may differ on how to spell the name of this fried-dough confectionery dessert — the doughnut vs. donut debate is alive and well — we can all come together on the fact that there’s much to love about these delicious treats. Fortunately, there’s one day a year where doughnut lovers can come together to rejoice and even find some great deals: National Doughnut (Donut) Day. Celebrated this year on June 3, this U.S. holiday was created by The Salvation army in 1938 to honor those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.
Many doughnut chains like Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme offer up mouthwatering deals on National Doughnut Day, but we suggest checking out some local Grand Rapids doughnut mainstays to help celebrate this national holiday. Here are some transit-friendly doughnut destinations to visit on June 3, 2016:
Marge’s Donut Den
Since 1975, Marge’s Donut Den has been churning out fantastic baked goods for the Greater Grand Rapids area. Loyal followers say that this bakery has the some of the best treats anywhere! We’ll let you be the judge. While there’s no news of a deal for this holiday just yet, Marge’s has had great doughnut deals in year’s past. Grab a doughnut — or several — and let us know what you think.
Location: 1751 28th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
Ride Routes 8 & 28 to get to Marge’s. View stops nearby.
Located on Division Avenue, Propaganda is not your typical doughnut shop. They have a daily rotating array of unique doughnuts like Coffee Maple bacon, White Chocolate Raspberry and Chocolate Malted Banana. Basically, if you’ve dreamed up doughnutut flavor, it will likely grace the daily menu at some point in the near future. Visit Propaganda Doughnuts for uniquely delicious treats to celebrate the day!
Location: 117 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ride Routes 1, 2, 3, 6, 13 to get to Propaganda. View stops nearby.
Van’s Pastry Shoppe
This family-owned bakery has been serving up delicious baked goods for more than 80 years in the same neighborhood. Van’s everyday deal includes a doughnut and a cup of coffee for less than $2.00. Don’t forget to pick up some famous English Muffin Bread while you’re there!
Location: 955 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ride Routes 6 & 14 to get to Van’s. View stops nearby.
Baking up delicious treats on Fulton Street, Schnitz is another great option for those seeking to participate in National Doughnut Day! While you’re there, try some of their other fresh baked goods.
Location: 1301 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49426
Ride Routes 14 & 18. View stops nearby.
Located on Leonard, Sandy’s is one of Grand Rapids’ most well-loved doughnut destinations. Make sure that you plan ahead if you’re visiting Sandy’s. They even suggests placing your order early so you can beat the rush!
Location: 2040 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Ride Route 7. View stops nearby.