Gourmet donuts are the perfect food for ravenous festival-goers—and everyone else.
From extravagant flavors to unusual toppings, Austin’s gourmet donut trend offers wildly creative takes on this irresistible classic. One of the city’s newest additions is Voodoo Doughnut, whose wild ingredients—think Froot Loops and Pepto Bismol—have made it one of the country’s most infamous gourmet donut purveyors. It chose Sixth Street for its fifth national location. Don’t miss the Bacon Maple Bar, a raised-yeast donut dipped in maple frosting and served with two bacon strips.
For a classic Austin offering, turn to Gourdough’s, which now has two brick-and-mortars in addition to the food truck. The Mama’s Cake oozes with yellow cake batter filling, topped with chocolate fudge icing, evoking childhood memories of licking batter from the bowl. 212 E. 6th St., 512-215-8586; 2700 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-912-9070; 209 W. 5th St.,512-645-0255; 1503 S. 1st St.