Even though I’ve lived in Livonia my entire life, I’ve never been to The Looney Baker, which has been open for 25 years! We usually get donuts from the Heritage Bakery, also in Livonia, but the bummer with the Heritage Bakery is that it’s not open on Sundays which is a prime donut day! The Looney Baker is even open 24 hours, so if that donut strike happens in the middle of the night, we’ll be prepared. Actually really prepared as both Dunkin’ Donuts and Tim Horton’s are also open 24 hours, I’m not sure why Livonia needs so many 24 hour donut places, but I won’t complain.
A couple of Sundays ago, we decided to walk to The Looney Baker for breakfast. It’s about 8 miles round trip and would be good training for the Detroit Half-Marathon that we’re walking in October. It might seem counter-intuitive to eat donuts halfway through a training walk, but we like to walk to a destination rather than just wandering around aimlessly for miles. And in my opinion, donuts are a great destination!
Dave ordered a chocolate cream-filled long john and I got my usual, a custard-filled long john. And we ended up splitting an apple fritter as well. I loved my donut, it had a nice crisp crust which is different from other long johns that I’ve tried before and was filled with plenty of custard. Dave though his donut was good, but it got a bit too sweet by the end of it and he thought it needed more chocolate flavor. The apple fritter was very good and humungous to boot.
The counter was filled with what we assumed were regulars, as they were all chatting away. They had a nice selection and I’d like to go back and try a slice of their famous Looney Bread.