Cincinnati's Bonomini Bakery was recently recognized by Food & Wine Magazine for having the best doughnuts in Ohio — a fact that comes as absolutely no surprise to Northsiders, who love their local gem.
The list identifies the "finest fried dough treats" in every state.
Author and foodie David Landsel declares Bonomini's "Clunker" for the best doughnut in the Buckeye State. The beloved "fist-sized" cake donut can be enjoyed with a thick glaze, covered in a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar or plain.
“In a surprise twist, the cake on the inside [of the donuts] will be wonderfully light. You’ll find Clunker sold around town; Bonomini’s are the best.”
Visiting the nostalgic bakery is like taking a step back in time with its hanging vintage neon sign outside and weathered brick exterior. The bakery has been family-owned and -operated since 1976, welcometonorthside.com says.
“Early in the morning, even in the dead of winter, don’t be surprised to find a small crowd angling for entry to one of the most charming family-owned bakeries around, three generations and counting,” Landsel explains in Food & Wine Magazine.
Bonomini serves everything from donuts, danishes, and tarts to grandiose wedding cakes.
Bonomi Bakery, 1677 Blue Rock St., Northside.