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Rise ’N Roll Bakery and Deli, Middlebury
Mmmmm! You haven’t REALLY tasted a donut until you’ve tried the renowned confections at this bakery, which started life on an Amish farmstead. Yeast-raised, covered in homemade caramel icing and powdered with cinnamon, they’re a favorite among customers. Add in the other confections and you’ll understand why the business has mushroomed from a front porch operation to a full-sized store in Middlebury.
You’ll find cookies, pies, breads, granola and the Rise ’N Roll’s famous crunches – buttery creations in varieties that include pecan, peanut, cashew, chocolate. The Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Company in Holland, Michigan, even developed an ice cream flavor called Chocolate Cashew Bark using the Rise ’N Roll’s Chocolate Cashew Crunch. Visitors also find wonderful treats to take home for themselves and as gifts: homemade Amish noodles, jams, and bread spreads such as apple butter, peach butter, and that famous Amish peanut butter. You can even get a meal when you stop by, choosing from a menu that includes breakfast foods, sandwiches, ice cream and from-scratch pizza.