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. That’s perfect because you will want an excuse to pack the kids in the car and drive to buy more from your one of your favorite donut places.
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.
Kalamazoo Donut Places
Let’s take a ride. We’ve mapped out a list of delicious donuts around Kalamazoo, as well as a few worth the drive donut places. Make sure to let us know your favorite donut places in the comments.
Fall 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, MI 49093
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, MI 49083
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, including a corn maze, animal barn, apple picking and zip line.
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40, Gobles, MI 49055
Plain, cinnamon sugar, and salted caramel icing donuts are perfect for eating as kids enjoy the farm animals, hayrides, corn maze, and fun zone complete with slides and their saloon shootout.
Husted Farm Market
9191 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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.
1850 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI 49038
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, MI 49071
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.
VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill
8619 W ML Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Try a donut from their many different flavors that they make fresh daily. Be sure to grab a cider slushy on weekends.
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, MI 49002
PLLD is perfect for little appetites and always made fresh to order. Gluten-friendly donuts are offered once a month; call ahead to confirm availability. Online ordering available.
Sweetwater’s Donut Mill
3333 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
2138 Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Founded in 1983, this long-standing Kalamazoo favorite offers over 50 donut varieties.
SW’s Donut Mill
554 Allegan St Plainwell, MI 49080
Sweetwater’s expanded its delicious donut footprint with this franchise in Plainwell. They offer many of the favorites from the Kalamazoo Sweetwater’s locations.
551 Allegan St, Plainwell, MI 49080
Albeit an unconventional add to our list of donut places, several readers recommended this gas station offering freshly made donuts, including a chocolate donut covered with a cloud of peanut butter icing.
Grocery Stores and Bakeries
Our readers recommended these grocery stores again and again as top surprise stops for donut heaven:
Harding’s Friendly Market | 3750 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024
Fourth Coast Cafe & Bakery | 816 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 | gluten-free and vegan options
Renzema’s Bakery | 214 Link Ln, Parchment, MI 49004
Sweet Bees Gluten Free Bakery | 228 E Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079 | gluten-free, dairy free, vegan and keto-friendly options
Worth the Drive Donut Places
Battle Creek and beyond – these donut places are going to make you crave leaving Kalamazoo.
144 Michigan Ave, Marshall, MI 49068
Their best selling donut? The nut roll. Other options include caramel rolls, jelly, custard-filled, apple fritters, and traditional yeast and cake donuts all round out the menu. Stop by on Fridays for their specialty bacon donut.
Red Coach Donuts
5811 St Joseph Ave, Stevensville, MI 49127
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.
4588 D Dr. S, Battle Creek, MI 49015
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.