Holtman’s Donuts (Over-the-Rhine) | Cincinnati, OH

October 10, 2014

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Holtman’s Donuts (Facebook / @HoltmansDonuts / instagram: holtmansdonuts)
1332C-2 Vine St. (map it!)
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 381-0903
Open Sun & Mon, 7a-2p; Tues-Sat, 7a-9p
Accepts cash & credit/debit
Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free? Y/N/N
Kid-friendly? Y

Visited: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

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Following an excellent brunch down the street at Taste of Belgium, my brothers and I wandered Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine before going on one of the Queen City Underground tours. Of course, after a busy brunch, you need a donut, right? That was our thinking as we wandered into Holtman’s Donuts.

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Even though I knew nothing about Holtman’s previously, I could easily spy the old school nature of the shop. Which meant we were in the right place.

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As you’re waiting in line, you can watch through the big windows as the donuts are being made.

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The shop had trays of nearly every type of donut imaginable.

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They were honestly so busy I barely got a chance to look through everything.

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But it’s hard to go wrong when you have a selection like this.

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The giant apple fritters stood out.

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But of course I zeroed in on the bacon and maple glazed donuts.

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They also featured donut holes, longjohns… well, everything.

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But let’s get back to that maple bacon donut, shall we? This little yeast-raised beauty was soft, warm, and generously sprinkled with bacon.

Our stop at Holtman’s wasn’t long, but it was long enough to enjoy a donut and watch the line of people stroll through. The sign on Holtman’s says it’s been around since 1960, and while I’m guessing the Over-the-Rhine shop isn’t the original location, it’s obviously got a following and a much-loved place in the neighborhood.

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