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Old 02-13-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Midwest America
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Yes, where are they? I'm used to most cities across the country having a plethora of chain and independent donut joints.. however it seems that GR (at least from what I've noticed) has a deficit.

Krispy Kreme and Dunkin do not count, but I will accept anyone's suggestions otherwise.

The closer to downtown the better, as I live near there.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
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Doughnut shops in Grand rapids michigan - Google Search
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:10 PM
 
Location: MI
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Follow the cops and see where they go.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Marge's on 28th Street, if they're still open.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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When I lived there, I liked Sandy's on far west Leonard (digs for address) 2040 Leonard NW.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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I agree with Magellan, Marge's is to die for, we used to go there once a month to enjoy the wonders she put out. She actually made my daughter's wedding cake, it was melt in your mouth wonderful.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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Marge's on 28th is my favorite in the area. They are most definitely still open. I go there every year on Christmas morning before the kids get up to grab a dozen. I've yet to show up and be the only person in the store... there are apparently other weirdos doing the same thing.

Van's on Fulton (at Diamond) is pretty good too if you're on that side of town.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Midwest America
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Thanks a ton everyone. While I enjoy eating fresh, wholesome food, nothing quite beats a perfect jelly doughnut from time to time.

I went to Marge's and was amazed at the quality of their product. If there's such a thing as a "gourmet" donut, they've invented it. Slightly unusual – albeit insanely scrumptious – choices.

I have to try Vans, I have never noticed it, which is odd since I am quite close to that area. Thanks again!
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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Default Van's can be your friend

Definitely try Van's. I've been going there since I was a kid. Same owners. My advice is to go on either Monday, Wednesday, or Friday afternoons when the fresh doughnuts go out. The glazed doughnuts are to die for. To be honest, Marge's slightly edges Van's, certainly in terms of selection. However, Van's will keep you from making a trip to 28th street most times.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Midwest America
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cool as soon as i get rid of the pounds i gained from paczkis this week, i'll hop over to vans.. it's literally a few blocks from where i am.
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