What celebration did I miss?

June 9, 2015

This first Friday in June is doughnut day.  I hope you did not miss it. We celebrated by taking a small road trip to the town of Wooster.  Wooster is a small college town in Ohio.  It has lots of trees, fine old buildings, good restaurants, two great bookstores, and donuts!

The key to this post is that Lerch’s donuts is located just a little north of town.  Lerch’s donuts are unlike any other.


They are made on site.  They melt in your mouth.  They come in three flavors – plain, sugared, or cinnamon.


The donuts are made in a little food truck parked in a defunct shopping plaza (and at select locations around the area.)


Their website says:

Lerch’s Donuts was founded in 1933 by John Lerch, Sr., when he developed a method of frying soft cake donuts that are not greasy at his downtown Wooster bakery.

In 1934, he began producing Lerch’s Donuts at the Wayne County fair, soon becoming the #1 food vendor at the fair. Many things have changed since the 1930s; the bakery has closed, but not the recipe or popularity of Lerch’s Donuts.

Mobile concession trailers are located at the former Hawkins Market (Portage Square Plaza, Wooster, Ohio) and other various locations in season (spring – fall).

donut5Wooster – come for the books,  stay for the donuts.







  1. Oh, I could go for one of these right now.

    • Me, too! Or maybe a dozen.

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