There’s nothing better on a lazy Sunday morning than a cup of coffee and a donut. Whether you’re a classic donut eater or you want a donut that shocks your taste buds, there’s a donut on this list for you. Here are the 5 best donut shops in Houston you absolutely need to try.
Christy’s Donuts & Kolaches
In this age of over the top food, everything, including donuts, has a gimmick. But there is something to be said about the simplicity of Christy’s Donuts & Kolaches in Montrose. You won’t find your bacon maple glazed donuts here, but instead, you’ll find the kind of old-school donut shop you grew up with. Come here for a glazed donut, a cup of drip coffee and a bit of nostalgia.
I would honestly come to River Oaks Donuts, just for the pink and green box, but luckily for me, the donuts are also delicious. You’ll get all the classic flavors like cherry iced and sugar, but River Oaks Donuts also knows how to make something over the top. Try one of their Cap’n Crunch or Fruity Pebbles donuts, or, if you’re more of a savory person, get one of their Prasek’s Sausage Kolaches. You’ll be glad you did!
Located on Old Spanish Trail, this place is worth the trip. Glazed offers some of the more unusual flavors, like lemon poppy seed and toffee and maple bacon. If you’re an out there donut eater, this is the place for you. And if you’re really hungry, get a glazed breakfast sandwich – bacon egg and cheese between two donuts!
Hugs & Donuts is exactly the sort of whimsical donut shop that you would expect to find in The Heights, and their flavors don’t disappoint. You’ll find donut flavors you’ve never heard of, like Hibiscus cake donuts with mango chips, and some that feel just like home, like their Fluffer Nutter Filled Donut. They even offer Vegan options on the weekends.
Originally from North Carolina, Duck Donuts is a recent addition to the Houston Donut scene. And yes, their donuts are every bit as zany as their name. They feature seasonal donuts like the key lime icing with graham cracker crumbs and the vanilla icing with hot fudge drizzle and spring sprinkles, or you can pick one of their classic flavors cinnamon sugar with vanilla drizzle or, my personal favorite, the powdered sugar. Either way, you are sure to find something to love here.
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Megan graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Creative Writing and an education in food, bars, and sarcasm. You can find her scoping out the latest Houston restaurant, watching the Astros or drinking an iced coffee.