1. Pat’s Donuts & Kreme, Lima, Delphos
Location: 2102 Elida Road, Lima, 662 Elida Ave., Delphos, 1835 Harding Highway, Lima
Phone: Elida Road: 419-229-2125, Harding Highway: 419-229-7287, Delphos: 419-692-0007
Hours: Elida Road: 24 hours daily; Harding Highway: 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Delphos: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Highlights: Admit it, at some point in time you’ve had that catchy jingle stuck in your head. (“Pat’s Donuts & Kreme — makin’ ‘em fresh for you!”) Whether you’re picking up a dozen doughnuts before heading into the office or just treating yourself to a special treat, Pat’s Donuts & Kreme has three locations to meet your all of your pastry needs.
2. Mello Creme Donuts, Lima
Location: 625 W. North St. and 822 S. Metcalf St., Lima
Phone: W. North Street: 419-229-1980; Metcalf Street: 419-222-3121
Hours: W. North Street: 5 a.m. to noon Monday to Saturday; Metcalf Street: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to noon Saturday
Highlights: Mello Creme Donuts has been a Lima favorite for more than 50 years now. Owned by Dave and Judy Parks, the business makes all of its tasty treats at the North Street location, where it is distributed from there. This doughnut shop also sells muffins, turnovers, danishes, coffee and more. Many Lima residents who move away and come back to visit make sure to stop at Mello Creme to take a walk down their taste buds’ memory lane for a breakfast treat.
3. Kohls Market, Ottawa
Location: 1755 E. Main St., Ottawa
Hours: 7 a.m. 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Currently owned by three brothers — Mark, Denny and Jeff — Kohls Market has been around since 1936. Doughnuts are made fresh every day by experienced and consistent staff members who serve customers with a smile on their faces. Kohls Market offers a variety of doughnuts — including glazed, filled sticks, round, persians, cinnamon ties, fritters and more — for its customers every single day.