Dandee Donuts has been a crowd favourite at Dandenong Market for more than 45 years but the team has been bringing jammy joy to the masses since 1968. Mastering their famous recipe more than 50 years ago, Dandee Donuts has been enjoyed for decades and is a Market day MUST in our opinion!
Maureen and Dick Bell established their donut business in the backyard of their Oakleigh home in the late 1960s. Then known as Mobile Donut Vans, the Bell Family set up shop at the Hurst Reserve in Oakleigh and Clayton Shopping Centre.
Dandee Donuts found a permanent home at Dandenong Market in the 1970s and has been a Market staple ever since.
Dandee Donuts is now managed by Maureen and Dick Bell’s daughter, Susan Bell. Susan started her Dandee Donut journey at a very young age, using her paycheck to buy her very first car. After her mother passed away in 1993, Susan took on a more active management role and eventually bought her brother’s share of the business in 2007.
Dandee Donuts don’t hide their secret; the mouth-watering dough balls are freshly made, cooked in-store and on-demand. Dandee Donuts are also dairy-free, egg-free, have no additives (other than in the jam). Their lightness comes from being a yeast donut that is twice raised. All of Dandee Donuts ingredients are Australian sourced.
Dandee Donuts is Susan’s passion. Over the last four years Susan has relocated the business to a new factory in Hallam, designed and built a new-look for the Dandenong Market van and has set up a Dandee Donuts website and Facebook page.
The donuts themselves have remained hugely popular over the years and have become synonymous with Dandenong Market.