At least a half-dozen doughnut shops across the Dayton area have now shut their doors temporarily in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the statewide “stay-at-home” order, but those shuttered stores are outnumbered by shops that have remained open as carryout-only operations to provide one of our favorite comfort foods.
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The list of shops that remain open includes multiple locations of two of the country’s largest chains, Tim Hortons and Dunkin’ (formerly Dunkin’ Donuts), but it also includes several locally owned and independent doughnut bakeries.
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Remember, shops that sell food for carryout are exempted from the statewide stay-at-home order, which allows Ohio residents to venture out to food stores, carryout restaurants and beverage shops, including doughnut shops.
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Here is a list of doughnut shops that have told us they are open and have no immediate plans to shut down. It would be prudent, however, to call ahead to confirm that those plans haven’t changed, or that hours have not changed from what we were told late last week and over the weekend:
-- American Classic Donuts, 4214 Linden Ave., Dayton: 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. (937) 252-5426.
-- Donut & More, 28 N. Wilkinson St., downtown Dayton: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (937) 223-3698.
-- Donut Palace Huber Heights, 5115 Old Troy Pike: Open 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (937) 802-7648.
-- Donut Palace Trotwood, 5264 Salem Ave. 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (937) 715-4576.
-- Duck Donuts, 1200 Brown St. #115, Dayton: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (937) 951-2618.
-- Dunkin' shops. There are 10 stores in the Dayton-Springfield area: Kettering, Centerville, Sugarcreek Twp., Fairborn, Washington Twp., Springfield, Dayton, Beavercreek, Miamisburg and Riverside, and all are open daily, an employee of the Dunkin' on Woodman Drive in Riverside said. Hours may vary.
-- Evans Bakery, 700 Troy St., Dayton: The walk-up operation is closed, but customers can pre-order and pre-pay for curbside pickup from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (937) 228-4151.
-- Tim Hortons: There are about a half-dozen Dayton-area Tim Hortons stores. Hours may vary; some shops are staying open until noon, one Tim Hortons employee said.
-- Ulbrich's Hometown Bakery: There are multiple locations, many in the northern Miami Valley, and hours vary. An Englewood location (537 S. Main St., 937-832-0100) is open 6 a.m. to noon, employees said.
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The list of doughnut shops that have closed their doors temporarily include Bear Creek Donuts in Miamisburg, The Donut Haus Bakery in Springboro, Ashley’s Pastry Shop in Oakwood, Bill’s Donut Shop in Centerville, Jim’s Donut Shop in Vandalia and Stan the Donut Man in Dayton.