National Donut Day: Guide to Austin Donuts

Happy National Donut Day, Austin! Whether you spell it “donut” or “doughnut,” there’s no denying the joy that comes from indulging in these sweet, fried treats. On this delicious day, let’s celebrate by exploring some of the best places in Austin to grab a mouth-watering donut.

Austin boasts an impressive array of donut shops, each offering unique and delectable varieties that cater to every taste. Here are some top spots where you can sink your teeth into the finest donuts the city has to offer:

1. Gourdough’s Big. Fat. Donuts.

  • Location: 1503 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
  • Highlights: Known for its over-the-top, gigantic donuts, Gourdough’s serves up flavors like the “Mother Clucker” (fried chicken and honey butter on a donut) and the “Black Out” (brownie batter, chocolate fudge, and chocolate chips).
  • Why We Love It: Each donut is a creative masterpiece, making it a perfect spot for those looking to try something extraordinary.

2. Voodoo Doughnut

  • Location: 212 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Highlights: This iconic shop from Portland offers quirky and colorful donuts like the “Voodoo Doll” (a raised yeast doughnut filled with raspberry jelly) and the “Bacon Maple Bar” (maple frosting and bacon).
  • Why We Love It: Voodoo Doughnut brings a fun and vibrant atmosphere with its eclectic decor and imaginative flavors.


3. Donut 7

  • Location: 2525 W Anderson Ln #225, Austin, TX 78757
  • Highlights: Donut 7 is a hidden gem known for its fresh, soft, and fluffy donuts. Classic favorites like glazed, chocolate, and jelly-filled are done to perfection.
  • Why We Love It: The simplicity and quality of their donuts make this a go-to spot for traditional donut lovers.

4. Bougie’s Donuts & Coffee

  • Location: 5400 Brodie Ln #930, Austin, TX 78745
  • Highlights: Bougie’s offers a blend of classic and gourmet donuts, including the “Crème Brûlée” donut and the “Nutella Crunch.” Pair your donut with their excellent coffee for a perfect breakfast or snack.
  • Why We Love It: The upscale vibe and innovative flavors provide a delightful twist on the usual donut experience.


5. Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery

  • Location: 4909 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
  • Highlights: A longstanding favorite, Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery has been serving up fresh, hot donuts since 1948. Their classic glazed donuts are legendary.
  • Why We Love It: The nostalgic feel and consistent quality make this a beloved institution in Austin’s donut scene.

6. Master Donuts

  • Location: 10740 Research Blvd #125, Austin, TX 78759
  • Highlights: Offering a variety of flavors, Master Donuts excels in both traditional and unique options. Their “Red Velvet” and “Blueberry Cake” donuts are particularly popular.
  • Why We Love It: Friendly service and consistently delicious donuts keep customers coming back for more.

7. Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts

  • Location: 75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Highlights: Specializing in mini donuts, Little Lucy’s offers these bite-sized treats in a variety of flavors and toppings, perfect for sharing or snacking on the go.
  • Why We Love It: The adorable mini donuts and variety of dipping sauces make this a fun and convenient option.


Celebrate with a Sweet Treat & Deals!

On National Donut Day, there’s no better way to celebrate than by indulging in a delicious donut from one of these top-notch Austin spots. Whether you’re a fan of classic glazed or adventurous gourmet flavors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s where to find the goods on National Donut Day:

  • Duck Donuts is having a buy one, get one free cinnamon sugar doughnut per guest, in-store only. No purchase is necessary.
  • Dunkin’ is giving customers a free classic doughnut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage, while supplies last.
  • Shipley Do-Nuts is giving out a free glazed doughnut with a purchase, while supplies last. The offer is available in-store or online with the code DONUTDAY24.
  • Voodoo Doughnut is selling “Pink Raised Glazed Dozens,” which include 13 doughnuts, for $10 each.

Don’t forget to share your favorite donut spots and your National Donut Day experiences in the comments below. Happy munching, Austin! 🍩 #NationalDonutDay #AustinEats #DonutDelight



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