Indulge in Deliciousness with Donuts this Fall

A slightly crisp exterior, and mouth-watering cake that melts inside your mouth.

Donut or Doughnut? Filled or unfilled?

However you spell it or whatever your filling preference, they don’t last long, which is good because you will want an excuse to pack the kids in the car and drive to buy more.

Instead of one-off donut runs, what if we told you that you could embark on a tour, dedicated only to the pursuit of the best donuts in southwest Michigan?

Sure, you can indulge in donuts any time of the year, but fall offers the added delight of the bright fall foliage paired with pumpkin or apple cinnamon donuts, and fresh-pressed apple cider.

What are you waiting for? It’s donut tasting time.

Fall Donut Trail Kalamazoo

Plan Your Route – Take a Peek at the Donut Map

Armed with a well-researched list of 14 donut shops, farms and a gas station (yes, we said a gas station), get ready to sample away. Our map includes locations for year-round donut spots as well as seasonal specialties during the fall.

Where to Send your Donut Craving into Overdrive Around Kalamazoo

Let’s take a ride. We’ve mapped out a list of mouth-watering donuts around Kalamazoo, as well as a few worth the drive spots. Make sure to let us know your favorite.

Donut Trail Kalamazoo

Any Time of the Year Favorites

No need to go far, or wait for a certain season, these donuts are ready and waiting for you anytime a craving hits.

Peace, Love, and Little Donuts | 6043 S Westnedge Ave, Portage| Perfect for little appetites, as well as choosing from a buffet of options added to your personal donut. Gluten-free and vegan options, call ahead to confirm availability.

Peace Love & Little Donuts

Sweetwater’s Donut Mill* | 3333 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo | Everyone’s familiar with this long-standing Kalamazoo favorite. *Multiple locations open 24/7, over 50 donut varieties.

Wesco | 551 Allegan St, Plainwell | Several readers recommended this gas station offering freshly made donuts, including a chocolate donut covered with a cloud of peanut butter icing.

Seasonal Specialties

Soft, warm, mouthwatering fall donuts that dissolve into your mouth, or a glass of fresh apple cider. Yes, please. And, bonus – many of these locations offer additional fall family fun, such as hayrides and corn mazes. Kids can burn off all that extra energy.

Corey Lake Orchards | 12147 Corey Lake Rd, Three Rivers | Friday-Sunday, stop by for buttermilk, apple cider, and pumpkin donuts in the fall. In the spring, they offer fresh fruit donuts such as blueberry and cherry.

Gull Meadow Farms | 8544 Gull Rd, Richland | Choose from 3 different flavors (plain, apple, or pumpkin) and then select your topping (plain, iced, or cinnamon sugar) made fresh daily onsite. Families will love all of the activities the farm has to offer, as they have over 20+ to choose from.

Photo Courtesy Gull Meadow Farms

Harvest Moon Acres | 18725 M-40, Gobles | Plain, cinnamon sugar, and salted caramel icing donuts are perfect for eating as kids enjoy the farm animals, hayrides, and corn maze, and fun zone complete with slides and their saloon shootout.

Husted Farm Market | 9191 W Main St, Kalamazoo | Donut varieties vary daily, but you can find pumpkin, apple, and chocolate donuts. Don’t forget to try one of their slushies after a hayride.

Jollay Orchards | 1850 Friday Rd, Coloma | Try a standard plain or chocolate with a caramel apple slushie, or look for one of their specialty donuts like the spicy mango.

Schultz Fruitridge Farms | 60139 Co Rd 652, Mattawan | Stop at their Donut Depot to pick up warm apple cinnamon donuts and a cup or gallon of cider. If you go on the weekend, take a wagon ride through the orchard.

Soil Friends | 1701 N 33rd St, Galesburg| Try plain, pumpkin, salted caramel icing, chocolate icing, vanilla icing, and salted caramel smoked bacon donuts. Grab a cup of food to feed their friendly goats and let the kids play on the playground.

VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill | 8619 W ML Ave, Kalamazoo | Try a donut from their many different flavors that they make fresh daily. While there, enjoy a walk through their animal barn.

Donuts - VerHage Fruit Farms

Worth the Drive Donuts

Battle Creek and beyond – these donut places are going to make you crave leaving Kalamazoo.

Louie’s Bakery | 144 Michigan Ave, Marshall | Their best selling donut? The nut roll. Other options include Caramel rolls, jelly, and custard-filled, apple fritters, and traditional yeast and cake donuts all round out the menu.  Stop by on Friday’s for their specialty bacon donut.

Donut Crawl Kalamazoo Fall

Red Coach Donuts | 5811 St Joseph Ave, Stevensville | Sour cream donuts with various frostings, bismarks, and the duos (with two fillings) are all worth the drive to Stevensville. Make sure to try their buttermilk bar, and their turtle donut, covered with chocolate, salted caramel, and pecans.

Station 66 | 4588 D Dr. S, Battle Creek | Housed in a 1940s gas station, Station 66 offers apple, blueberry, pumpkin, chocolate, and plain flavors with toppings (blueberry and pumpkin are seasonal). Try their signature apple donut or the apple donut topped with vanilla ice cream for a truly melt in your mouth experience.

More Places to Grab a Dozen

Donut Chain Favorites

These donut chains are perfect for grabbing a cruller and cup of coffee all over the country, including here in southwest Michigan.

Dunkin’ Donuts | 3102 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo

Tim Hortons |5709 S Westnedge Ave, Portage

Grocery Stores and Bakeries

Our readers recommended these grocery stores again and again as top surprise stops for donut heaven.

D&W Fresh Market | 2103 Parkview Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Harding’s Friendly Market |3750 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024

Fourth Coast Cafe & Bakery | 816 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (Offer gluten-free and vegan options)

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