Despite growing up in Loveland, just around the corner from the original Holtman’s Donut Shop that has been open since 1960, this year was my first time having any of their delicious treats. Their new shop in Over-the-Rhine has been open for about three months and was very convenient for a weekend visit after attending church.
The shop is on Vine Street in the Gateway Quarter, and aside from Taste of Belgium, is the only place to get a bite to eat in morning in this area. A large glass window displays the bakery kitchen as you walk your way back toward the counter and display cases filled with donuts.
Some friends of ours that live in the neighborhood joined us on this visit and made some great recommendations. The maple bacon donut is a specialty that is not served every day, but if it is be sure to grab one of these. The combination of sweet and salty is really great and you can’t complain with a little protein added to your otherwise fat-filled breakfast.
The other donut I tried on this visit is now my most favorite donut ever. The blueberry cake with vanilla icing donut is outstanding and I had no idea that donuts could have this much flavor. It obviously reminded me of a blueberry muffin but with a more concentrated blueberry taste in a much denser bite. The delicious icing came piled high on, but I think I would have enjoyed the donut even without the icing.
Committed to the old-fashioned way, Holtman’s Donuts are created from scratch using the highest quality ingredients, and it really pays off in the end. I will absolutely be back for more soon.