Best Doughnuts: Duck Donuts
Though this doughnut shop got its start in North Carolina, it is very much welcome in Houston. At Duck Donuts, the sweet stuff can be ordered in tried and true combinations — think maple bacon, strawberry iced, and chocolate and vanilla drizzled — or made-to-order, from batter to fried dough, and topped with whatever flavors you dream up. The fun starts with the small-batch vanilla cake base and then things get crazy as you choose a coating (powdered sugar, classic glaze, peanut butter icing…), topping (shredded coconut, rainbow sprinkles, crushed Oreos…) and drizzle (hot fudge, blackberry, salted caramel…). Pair your hot, fresh creations with house-brewed coffee for good measure.
3157 West Holcombe, Houston
Readers' Choice: Shipley Do-nut Shops (Various locations)
9203 South Main, Houston