Houston is filled with donut shops. Whether you’re going for a classic glazed treat or something more high-end, there are plenty of options to choose from. In this blogpost you can read about my five go-to places in town. Leave a reply, I’d love to hear yours!
There are many great things to say about this popular spot in the Heights. First and foremost, the tempting selection of fancy donuts. You can choose from many different flavors like the Texas Honey glazed, Cinnamon & Palm Sugar (“Cop Donut”) and Pomegranate Cream. Morningstar has also bought into the Matcha trend, offering a special Matcha frosted donut to go with your Matcha Latte. Besides donuts, this place offers an extensive coffee and tea menu and serves Asian-influenced brunch items. Read my blog about this hotspot
River Oaks Donuts
This cute donut shop in River Oaks gives Houstonians yet another reason to head out to this beautiful area. From the Chocolate Iced Donuts with Reeces Puffs to the Red Velvet Donut Holes with Cream Cheese, everything at this shop is irresistible. Another perk of River Oaks Donuts is its drive-thru, very convenient when you’re in a hurry. All of their donuts are handmade and you can pre-order goodies like the impressive Donut Towers and alphabet Donuts if you have something to celebrate.
Christy’s Donuts & Kolaches
For many years, this neighborhood shop that opens at 4:30 in the morning has served the community with typical breakfast goods like donuts, croissants, and kolaches. There are plenty of donut shops in Houston offering high-concept flavors, but here, you’re looking at simply fresh, very affordable options like the Icing Glaze & Cake, Cinnamon Roll & Twist, and the beloved Donut Holes. Based on the lines, I’m not the only one who appreciates their menu. But service is quick so the wait tends to be short.
Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts
Risking to offend some people, I must admit that I’m not the biggest fan of the combination of chicken with waffle or donuts. But many of my friends love it and can’t resist the impressive Double Donut Fried Chicken Sandwich that is served at this spot in the Heights. No problem for me, because they offer lots of other donut options like the one with Birthday Cake Icing and Sprinkles that also happens to be very Instagrammable. As the name already suggests, the rest of their menu revolves around chicken and includes Wings, Tenders, Chicken Salad, and Kolaches.
This food truck is the least traditional donut hotspot on the list, offering the greatest dessert hybrid ever invented… the Doughnut Ice Cream Cone. This cinnamon sugar donut cone is currently blowing up on social media and for good reason. Imagine this game-changer: a handmade donut cone + Nutella Cookie Butter + Organic Vanilla Soft-Serve + unlimited toppings + a surprise finish. You can currently find the DoughCone food truck in Rice Village.