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Monday, January 28, 2008

Dutch Girl Donuts

My father has told me many times, "Forget Krispy Kreme, Forget Dunkin, the best donuts you'll ever have are at 7 mile and Woodward." Dutch Girl Donuts. Before just recently, I had never been fortunate enough to taste the legend. Luckily, last month I was able to stop at Dutch Girl Donuts. The place looks seedy, and for that matter it is seedy, but in a good way. If you want to watch the girls who work there mix batter to make the donuts you can do so early in the morning, but you'll have to watch through the bulletproof glass. You want to get a donut after dusk?, well you might be asked if you're looking for a good time by the lovely girls who don't work there but who are hanging out on the corner. Like I said, seedy in a good way.

The place looks like there's nothing to it and that it hasn't changed in fifty years. It probably hasn't changed since it opened in 1942, but once you take the first bite of one of their warm, creme filled donuts, you will understand how the legend of this place arose. While I'd like to, its not like I'm stuffing my face with donuts everyday, so its somewhat hard to do a legitimate taste test between the Dutch Girl Donuts and national chains. Even so, I can't imagine that any donut is better than the donut I had from Dutch Girl. You'll have to try these donuts yourself. Take a trip to Dutch Girl Donut and you too will understand why everyone says that these donuts are the best.



Dutch Girl Donuts
19000 Woodward Ave. (Just south of 7 mile.)
Detroit, MI
48203
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes they are the best donuts in the world. I used to leave in that area many years ago. I went there as a kid and now I pick them up for my kids & niece and nephew. They say it there the best donuts they have had. My co workers would pick up donuts from the more known places. I had to introduce them to DUTCH GIRLS. They LOVE THEM. Although Krispie Crene and Dunkin donut charge an arm and a leg for a dozen. It only cost $6.00/dz.for a MUCH BETTER QUAILTY PRODUCT.

Anonymous said...

There might be a place in Lake Orion on Lapeer Rd that's better or just as good right across the street from Kroger's. I can't think of the name of it, though. They have drive thru too.

Anonymous said...

Rise & Shine Donut Shop
(248) 693-0029

That was the name!

Anonymous said...

Funny how you post basically an advertisement for a suburban donut shop on a website dedicated to the mobilization of people to support the city of Detroit. Have you actually been to Dutch Girl, or did you just stumble across this?

Anonymous said...

I am from Detroit, but now live in Albuquerque. My wife is a bit of a donut expert and we have to get donuts at every city we travel in. The first time I brought her back home we went to Dutch Girl and she has claimed them the best donuts she's ever had, hands down!

Now, whenever we come back we go to Dutch Girl, and when my family comes out to visit they always have to bring us a dozen!

Anonymous said...

All living in the Detroit area should do everything in their power to spend money at the remaining family owned businesses (and not just Detroit, but Michigan and indeed, America-wise).
As the writer's father opined, forget Krispy and Dunkin. I have no doubt Dutch Girl's are the finest in the city.
Living in Oregon I've never tried D.G., but when I get to Detroit again, I'll be certain to stop by for a couple of dozen!