Free Donut Day

Published : May 25, 2017




​Friday 2 June


Dandee Donuts and Dandenong Market are celebrating National Donut Day by giving away free donuts!

There's no catch, no purchase necessary and no small writing*. We just love donuts and hope you do - so we're giving away one donut per person.

Just visit Dandee Donuts in Market Square on Friday 2 June and we'll give you a classic hot jam donut rolled in sugar, from Dandee Donuts. That's it.

The secret to Dandee Donuts' huge popularity is that they are freshly made, cooked in store (or should we say, in van?) and on demand, unlike other donuts which use frozen ingredients and cooked off site. Dandee Donuts are also dairy-free, egg-free and have no additives (other than in the jam) with yeast donut that are twice raised, giving them their fluffy lightness. All of Dandee Donuts ingredients are Australian grown, with the original recipe developed in the 1950s.

One of Dandenong Market's most popular and iconic stalls, Dandee Donuts draws people from all over Melbourne and Australia with a strong and loyal following. Dandee Donuts has been managed by the Bell family for over 40 years.

Maureen and Dick Bell established their donut business in the backyard of their Oakleigh home in the late 1960s. The business was then-known as Mobile Donut Vans, with the earliest sites included Hurst Reserve in Oakleigh, and Clayton shopping centre. The now iconic purple and gold colours of the vans were chosen to reflect the Oakleigh Football Club colours.

Dandee Donuts found a permanent home at Dandenong Market in the 1970s, setting up home on the Market's basketball court.

Dandee Donuts is now managed by Maureen and Dick Bell's daughter, Susan Bell.

*Well one actually. To be fair and ensure that we are giving one donut each to one person, a condition of accepting the free donut is that we stamp your hand. One donut per person, available on Friday 2 June 2017 8am - 4pm or until stocks last. Not redeemable for cash.

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