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SUMMER / FALL 2019      © 2019 812 Magazine

A hole lotta delicious

Here's where to find delectable donuts that are warm from the oven.

Freshly made donuts sit in customer's view at Cresent Donuts in Bloomington, IN. /Photo by Nicole Krasean.

On your way to work and can’t decide where to stop for a quick bite? Craving a freshly made, tasty treat that won’t break the bank? Stop by one of these popular Southern Indiana donut shops to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Crescent Donuts

231 S. Adams St., Bloomington

(812) 339-7771

Hours: 24/7

How long in business: 54 years

Most popular donut: Glazed yeast

Specialty donut: Eggnog-flavored (only available in the holiday season)

Staff pick: Manager Melissa Griffiths likes the chocolate cinnamon-roll donut.

Why they’re special: They make donuts fresh by hand every morning. They don’t even have a freezer in the kitchen, Griffiths says.

Jeff’s Bakery

5420 IN-62, Jeffersonville 


(812) 283-3636

Hours: 24/7

How long in business: 13 years; in its new location since June 2015

Most popular donut: Glazed

Specialty donut: The apple fritter, a fried donut with cooked apples and cinnamon.

Staff pick: Green’s favorite is the honey bun – a glazed donut with cinnamon swirl.

Why they’re special: They’re known for both size and variety. The bakery sells over 40 kinds.

William's Bakery

Location: 1051 N. Clark Blvd., Clarksville

Phone: (812) 284-2867

Website: www.williams-bakery.com

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

How long in business: 87 years

Most popular donut: chocolate fried danish

Specialty donut: maple bacon donut

Staff pick: Monica Riten, daughter of owner Ernie Polston, says her favorite is the cinnamon twist.

Why they’re special: They’re known for being a family-owned business since opening in 1928.