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Ohio’s Best Donuts: Buckeye Bakery

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I remember visiting Buckeye Bakery as a small child with my grandmother. I didn’t spend much time with her, but when I did, she made it a practice to spoil me with food. A trip to the restaurant at now closed Lazarus, meant a special Mickey Mouse Sundae for me, and a shopping trip to Montgomery Wards meant we’d pop in to Buckeye Bakery for a cookie.

Buckeye Bakery has changed locations over the years. Today the location I visit is located in downtown Mansfield, within site of the carrousel (not a misspelling- this is how we spell carousel around here), but there is also a location on Ashland Road and another in nearby Shelby.

Buckeye Bakery Downtown in Mansfield, Ohio

My husband and I often stop in early Saturday mornings when we’re in town. We buy a two or three donuts, or a full dozen, depending on whether the kids are home or not.

We stop early because if we wait until late morning, we run the risk of the crème filled (not custard) Long John’s being gone.

The Long Johns are slightly crusty on the edges, which I love, with an almost melt-in-your-mouth consistency when fresh. You’ll find they don’t skimp on the crème filling which begins to lightly ooze from the end of your donut with each bite.

Buckeye Bakery in Mansfield, Ohio

My husband is hooked on the chocolate covered Long Johns, while I prefer the donuts dusted with powdered sugar. But in a pinch, we’ll pick up those with maple icing, and you won’t hear a complaint roll off our tongues.

Just looking at the photos are making my mouth water. If you’d like to try the donuts I crave, you’ll find Buckeye Bakery at 21 E. 4th Street in Mansfield. Other locations are located at 866 Ashland Road in Mansfield and 90 West Main St. in Shelby. And I may love the donuts, but they also sell cakes, cookies, breads and other donuts and pastries.

So tell me, what are your favorite donuts?

Christy Maurer

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

A lot of my memories of my grandma surround food too...and cream sticks (maple) were a favorite. When I was really young, I'd get a chocolate cupcake with cream filling & Grandma got a maple cream stick. Grandma's know how to treat their grandkids right. Although, whenever anything was wrong...whether we were sick or sad,...she'd bring sweets. I blame her for my sugar addiction lol. My mom said that Grandma did that for as long as she could remember. She remembers her mom bringing her Snickers when she was upset.

Tonya Prater

Monday 6th of July 2020

My grandmother was the same way! One of my first memories was going shopping with her and then getting a Mickey Mouse shaped sundae at Lazarus. Can I blame her for both my shopping and sugar addictions? ;)


Saturday 10th of June 2017

If you re are the Cambridge area Kennedy's bakery has to die for cinnamon crunch stick donuts. I know they have them on Saturdays, you may have to call ahead for other days and the earlier you get there the better the selections as they are always packed, 1025 E Wheeling Ave, Cambridge, OH 43725; (740) 432-2301 this will show you just a sample of their goodness,

Tonya Prater

Saturday 24th of June 2017

I'll be sure to stop at Kennedy's next time I pass through Cambridge. The cinnamon crunch donut sticks have piqued my curiosity! :) Thanks for the tip. :)


Friday 2nd of June 2017

Maggie's donuts in Middlefield,Ohio!

Tonya Prater

Saturday 24th of June 2017

Adding them to my list of places to try! Do you have a favorite?


Monday 27th of February 2017

Hop on down to Wooster and ry some of Lerch's Donut, They may not have a huge selection but they make a fried cake donut that can't be beat. I remember them from the Wayne County fair in the 60s. My mom and Dad would always get a box of them, which meant a lot because my mom made her own donuts. They have a shop north of Wooster that is closed from November to late March and they have trailers at many of the county fairs in the area. Here is their website

Tonya Prater

Sunday 26th of March 2017

I do enjoy a great cake donut. I've been to Wooster on several occasions and I've somehow managed to miss Lerch's. Adding this to my list too! Thanks for the tip.

erin K.

Saturday 12th of September 2015

Kaufman's Bakery in Berlin, Ohio has to die for creme sticks. Melt in your mouth.. by far the best I've ever had.


Sunday 13th of September 2015

I've been to Kaufman's, but I've never had their creme sticks. I'll remember the recommendation next time I'm in Amish Country. Thanks! :) Protection Status
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