By Amanda Koehn and Becky Raspe
After five years at its Lyndhurst location and an expansion into a space at Van Aken District’s Market Hall in Shaker Heights, Goldie’s Donuts & Bakery opened its second brick-and-mortar location on Feb. 24 at the new 41 West development in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.
At 4010 Lorain Ave. on the corner of West 41st Street on the ground floor, co-owner Dustin Goldberg told the Cleveland Jewish News upon the opening that the new location is the product of the Goldie’s team “really upping our game for the city.” He owns the business with his wife, Paloma.
He says fan favorites like its sour cream doughnuts, maple-glazed cake doughnuts, honey-glazed crullers, strawberry jam-filled doughnuts and classic glazed doughnuts, among others, are on the menu, and are supplemented by bakery items like apple fritters, muffins, brownies, croissants and its Mama Goldie’s chocolate chip cookie, which uses a family recipe.
Doughnuts and pastries are made seven days a week at the Lyndhurst location and delivered to the Ohio City location daily. While the Lyndhurst location at 5211 Mayfield Road is certified kosher by Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein of Young Israel of Greater Cleveland, the Ohio City location is not certified kosher. So, even though the items are the same, they won’t be kosher sold out of the Ohio City space, Goldberg tells the CJN.
“The classic glazed is also obviously a crowd-pleaser. But my personal favorites are the croissants or the cookies, which is Grandma Goldie’s recipe,” he says.