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ISO Donuts - Merrymead?

I heard that Merrymead makes fresh donuts. Do you have to get there by a specific time to get them? I'm planning on going Saturday morning.

Anywhere else in the Montgomery County area to find fresh donuts? I live in Glenside and I haven't exactly been wowed by Darryl's (although their b-fast sandwiches are superb).

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  1. Hmm, I'll have to stop by Merrymead and check. I need milk anyway. For fresh donuts I'm happy with the Yum Yum in Colmar. Their coffee rolls sell out fast and are really good. I really like the icing on their chocolate frosted yeast raised donuts too. But I'm always up for more donut exploration.

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    1. re: givemecarbs

      I enjoyed fresh cider doughnuts from Styers Orchards (Langhorne) this past Sunday.. Not sure if they are year round but they were good.

    2. Definitely Yum Yum are the BEST.....

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      1. re: angelsmom

        Angelsmom I'm so glad Yum Yum survived the low carb crisis. I still mourn the passing of Peter Pan bakery in Lansdale. It is probably just as well the Colmar Yum Yum is no longer open 24 hours. I'll just have to make do with four thirty am til 11 pm. I still didn't make it to Merrymead. Hmm maybe now is a good time! I'll probably bump into that Chefpaulo character buying their buttermilk! :)

      2. I live a few minutes away and frequent Merrymead often. I've only seen fresh bakery products from local bakeries for most of the year but they do make their own cider donuts during October. You might call ahead to make sure they have some before trucking out from G'side


        1. The cider donuts are made only on the weekends leading up to Halloween. It is a zoo there on the weekends, so be prepared!

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          1. re: Mag454

            Mag454 - thanks for the heads up! What time do we need to get there?

          2. Update! We went this weekend on Sunday at open (10:30) and grabbed a couple donuts. They were fairly fresh, not so much hot from the oil though. Good, not great. Not up to Brown's standards. But not bad.

            1. We live in Glenside; Try these before you shlep out to Merrymead (which is inconsistent in supply and Quality
              Weinrich Bakery 55 Easton rd Willow Grove
              Dublin Bakery 3026 Welsh rd Upper Dublin shop center
              Danish Bakers 107 Huntingdon Pike Rockledge

              1. I tried the cider donuts at MerryMead they were gross they just reminded me of the Entemens (spelling) brand, box of donuts sitting on the shelf for monthes. They just seemed like they are frozen then thawed and dipped in a cin sugar mix.

                1. Danish Bakers is my favorite. Make sure to call ahead to reserve them because they only make a certain amount and they go fast.


                  1. Flourtown Bakery on Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown, calls them cruellers, but I call them cake donuts...they are very good. I order by the 2-3 doz quantity, freeze them and defrost in a 300 degree oven since I moved from the area and now need my 'fix' of them.