They come in all shapes and sizes, but if you’re more of an adventurous eater than you’ve surely tired some of Cleveland best and most untraditional donuts. The combination of savory and sweet, making a donut dessert rather than breakfast, and the tried and true establishments that have been serving donuts for eons. Donuts are entirely more than just chocolate covered these days!
Peace Love And Little Donuts
3786 Rocky River Dr
Cleveland, Oh 44111
(216) 862-9806

Peace Love and Little Donuts is so laid-back it’s almost impossible to get riled up there. Here you’ll find tie-dyed walls and the 70’s hippie vibe oozing from the staff. You won’t even mind when waiting in line for one of their famous donuts, like the “Groovy” “Far-Out” and “Funkadelic”. The most untraditional donuts reside in the “Funkadelic” section, choices such as s’mores, cherry cheesecake and raspberry lemonade make the maple bacon pale in comparison. Grab a coffee and a dozen of these bite sized beauties for your next brunch – Peace Love and Little Donuts will make you feel everything is in harmony with the universe, man!

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6501 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, Oh 44102
(216) 744-5424

Brewnuts is more than just a restaurant serving donuts and beer – it’s literally beer in donuts! Taking your favorite beers from Cleveland, like the Great Lakes Brewing Co, and mixing them with the freshest and most provoking ingredients is how you get a following like one Brewnuts has now. Trading in their storefront Tremont location for a sit-down, hangout more-than-a-bar but less-than-a-restaurant space on 65th and Detroit Rd in Cleveland is telling. This place has longevity because they’re serving the most untraditional donuts like the “Bernie” which looks like a plain, glazed donut BUT it’s spiked with Great Lakes Dortmunder beer. Or feel free to try the “Boss Hog” a maple bacon majesty made with bourbon nut brown ale. Like them on Facebook so you stay in the loop of all your favorite donuts. Brewnuts will make you go nuts, for their donuts!

Jack Frost
4960 Pearl Rd
Cleveland, Oh 44109
(216) 351-3638

Jack Frost has been serving donuts to the masses for ages and winning awards to boot. And who wouldn’t want to taste test all the delicious donuts Jack Frost has to offer. You can get ones filled with peaches and topped with vanilla, filled with peanut butter and topped with Reese’s or cut in half and made into a chocolate donut with marshmallow and graham crackers, a s’mores donut! Follow Jack Frost on Facebook for all the flavors. This place is a hot commodity on a Saturday or Sunday morning.

22088 Lorain Rd
Fairview Park, Oh 44126
(440) 734-9856

Becker’s Donuts and Bakery has been serving the public since 1942! There’s no way this shop, family owned and operated, isn’t creating something special every day. You can try a filled donut, a French Crueller or a cake donut and be confident they’re serving the most delicious. The most unusual donut is the peanut butter cake donut, and while it may be more tame than what you’re used to, it’s still pretty untraditional!

Burgers 2 Beer
33003 Aurora Rd
Solon Oh 44139
(440) 349-2533

If you’re looking for more than just a donut for breakfast, how about one as part of your meal for dinner? The popular growing restaurant Burgers 2 Beer, or B2B, serves one of their specialty burgers with the donut as the bun! Sound fun? It is, and delicious too. The “Luther” burger is like breakfast with honey and peppered bacon and American cheese with an all-beef patty served on a glazed donut! Try this specialty once in your life, it’s unbelievable and unforgettable.

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Marissa Burke is a happily adventurous wife, mother and runner. Living in Lakewood, Ohio she searches neighboring communities for exciting food and drinks that are good and good for you in the Cleveland area. Her work can be found at