Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day and well… who doesn’t love doughnuts?! We decided to take on the brutal task of taste testing a few of Houston’s top doughnut shops to help you know where to go for National Doughnut Day tomorrow! So today, we went on a little adventure to find some of the best doughnuts Houston has to offer. These doughnuts did not disappoint! We could not believe what our mouths were tasting… it was just to die for!
River Oaks Donuts – Located on Westheimer / Highland Village
River Oaks Donuts is such a cute place. It has a drive-thru which makes it perfect for those who want to make a quick pit stop for some doughnuts before work or school or going right back to your couch! They have doughnuts with beautiful color toppings and also some specialty doughnuts such as the s’mores one in the picture above! They also do orders ahead if you call in and what we found out, was that they can make phrases and words with doughnuts in the shape of letters for any party or celebration you may have! So cool!
Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts – Located on Heights Blvd
Lee’s had a smaller, but unique selection of donuts. They change their doughnut flavors every single day!! There are a few flavors that remain constant, like the normal glazed or cake donut; however the specialty donuts are new every day and they keep it interesting! We got two doughnuts – Nutella filled and praline bacon! They were delicious!
The last donut shop we visited was…
Hugs & Donuts – Located on 19th st in the Heights
Okay so this was our last stop and we decided that our favorite doughnut out of all the doughnuts we tasted, was from Hugs & Donuts. As you can see in the picture above they have a huge specialty selection of donuts. So unique and different, They all looked incredibly decadent. We had a hard time choosing which donuts we wanted to taste, so we asked which donuts were the most popular and this is what we got – Raspberry Lemonade, Insomnia, and Biscoff Cookie Butter. I mean, CMON! The flavors were all so tasty, but our absolute favorite was COOKIE BUTTER. We could not stop eating this doughnut you guys. You have to go and try it! It is unbelievable! Tomorrow Hugs & Donuts will be giving away a free glazed doughnut at no charge, while they last! So hurry over tomorrow morning and grab one, they typically sellout quick!
Now, in case you didn’t know… we wanted to share some awesome deals going on at national chain shops for National Doughnut Day.
At participating Dunkin’ Donuts you will receive a free classic donut with the purchase of a beverage, all day while supplies last! At participating Krispy Kreme Doughnuts they are celebrating with giving away one free doughnut of your choice, all day while supplies last! So check out the local Krispy Kreme’s and Dunkin’ Donuts in your area to see if they are participating! At participating Shipley’s Do-Nuts, they are giving away one free glazed doughnut, while supplies last!! You don’t want to miss out on all the National Doughnut Day Festivities!!!
Houston peeps! Check out these hot spots for doughnuts tomorrow and let us know what you think! Also, if you have any other recommendations for delicious doughnut places here in Houston, leave us a comment below, we would love to hear from you! – XOXO
This is so basic but anyone who grew up in the heights or nearby knows….the Shipleys on Ella blvd is where it’s at! The BEST glazed donuts ever! Andddddd they ALWAYS give you more than 12 when you ask for a dozen donut holes!
Thanks for letting us know Margarita! We will have to try those glazed doughnuts and doughnut holes!
My favorite is the apple fritter…I know it’s not a
donut but I if a doughnut place is a donut place, it has to have apple fritters…and yes, I spelled doughnut two different ways, ha !!
haha yes apple fritters are amazing!! Doughnut or donut? haha they both work! Love you Mami!
mmmm Hugs & Donuts is one of my favorite spots in htown!
yes yes ours too Aaron! Their flavors are on point!