Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Bill’s Donuts in Centerville has put Dayton on the national donut map. From National Magazine awards, to stars visiting while in town, Bill’s has a reputation.
The locals love it . You can typically find a line out the door on not only weekend mornings, but random times such as 9:30pm on a Wednesday. There is no rhyme or reason, there is only the good thing that they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Through the decades of Food Adventures. beyond the dozens and dozens of donuts we have eaten from Saturday mornings, to the Superhero 5k. With all the press that has been written, what else can we say about this place that hasn’t been printed already?
Today, Food Adventures RANKS the best Bill’s donuts, individually, the baker’s dozen, one through thirteen, like only we would. After decades of research, we present the “Delicious Dozen.”
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THE DELICIOUS DOZEN (The best donuts at Bill’s Donuts….. in order… the top bakers dozen)
#1 THE PRETZEL DONUT:
The signature donut, the pinnacle of yeast donuts. Always plentiful and one of the few donuts that is equally as good with a glass of milk as it is with coffee. HUGE TIP – when you get one of these, pop it in the microwave 15 seconds when you get home and taste the fresh difference.
#2 THE PEANUT BUTTER FILLED LONGJOHN:
The traditional chocolate covered longjohn with a peanut butter cream filling. OMG is that good. Bill’s signature donut, and the peanut butter addictiveness.
#3 THE PERSIAN WITH NUTS:
It might sound like a handsome stranger, but this donut is a lesson balance. It is a delicious donut, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to eat without spilling a piece of nut. Impossible we well you. The inside is a cinnamon delight, and the frosting is a caramel butterscotch, with chopped peanuts topping this confection of perfection
#4 THE CUSTARD FILLED LONGJOHN WITH CHOCOLATE ICING:
An American staple, done better nowhere else. The grill marks on the bottom, The icing that sometimes melts unforseen or sometimes stays rock solid. When it all comes together in a big bite and the custard squirts out, well, then you have liftoff.
#5 THE DEVILSFOOD DONUT:
The absolute perfect, #1 donut of all time to have with milk. Again, use the trick of zapping this donut 15 seconds in the microwave.. Get the biggest glass of milk you can find. Find a quiet area and indulge. Crossed eyes and moans are normal here.
#6 THE BACON MAPLE DONUT:
A new experiment and limited time donut. It is a Longjohn with maple icing, and bacon crumbles on top. inside is a butterscotch creme filling. It is new, and it is a hit. Ask when they will be making them next, so you can give them a try.
#7 THE GLAZED TWIST DONUT:
The most underrated donut in the case. A long, buttery twisted yeast donut with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. It is a good bang for your buck too. It has that signature yeast taste from Bill’s, and is filling. Perfect with coffee.
#8 THE JELLY DONUT WITH WHITE ICING:
In the 80’s movie Strange Brew, Rick Moranis bribes a brewery worker with a jelly donut .. “Here .. it’s a jelly…” If that was a Bill’s Donut, he could have bribed the Canadian Government.
#9 THE ROUND VANILLA CREME FILLED with CHOCOLATE ICING:
It is a round donut with chocolate icing on top. the difference is in the filling is a white cream, like whipped cream. Again, the signature yeast donut that only us recognizable at Bill’s Donuts.
#10 THE BLUEBERRY CAKE DONUT:
A cake donut that is mixed with blueberries making a pleasingly purple donut. The donut is glazed and sometimes will have a chocolate or strawberry tint. This donut and a glass of milk is a ticket to heaven. Also great with a hot chocolate !
#11 THE POWDERED with CHOCOLATE CREME:
The messiest donut by far, but delicious as well. Get the chocolate creme filled for a trip back in time to your childhood. Passport not included. Neither is a bib or napkin and you will look like you lost a fight with a bag of flour if you eat it correctly.
#12 THE DUNKING STICK:
The oddest donut in the case. this old fashioned throwback is dedicated to the coffee lovers. Made specifically for dunking, this glazed donut is a yeast donut but has a cake feel. This long stick is an old favorite, but a new discovery for us in the pat couple of years.
# 13 THE SUGAR COATED JELLY DONUT:
A jelly donut rolled in sugar. The jelly is delicious and is the subtle feature here. Each bite has a slight crunch and the sweetness is perfect. A bit messy? Yes, But worth every napkin.
The Red Velvet Cake Donuts – a nice twist on a favorite cake recipe.
The Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate icing – Get a glass of milk for this rich treat that will put you into chocolate overload.
**** Which ones are your favorites? Do you agree ? Do you disagree?
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HERE’S THE SKINNY ON BILLS DONUTS:
— Opened in 1960, it is now owned by a brother and sister team, Lisa and Jim. The store was handed down by their father Bill Elam, who passed away in 2010.
— A pillar in the community, they have supported countless sports teams, and local causes.
— Over the years. Bill’s has won multiple national awards and recognitions as one of the top donut shops in the USA.
—They not only make great donuts- they are very community involved and philanthropic. Right now they are collecting donations for Mexico Beach, Florida! You can help by donating: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, personal hygiene products, new underwear/socks, cleaning supplies, work gloves, shovel/rakes, batteries, flashlights, bug spray, trash bags, backpacks/bookbags and first aid supplies. A truck will be leaving on Oct. 22nd to deliver these items to those in need. Donations can be dropped off at the shop at any time.
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