Almost everyone loves a good doughnut. So while I was in Austin, TX I had to stop by the famed Voodoo Doughnuts on Sixth street and check out these highly talked about treats.
When you walk in this place grabs you by the eyes. There are so many cool things to look at while you wait in the usually long line ( about 25 minutes ) to get your doughnuts. From ceiling to floor, there is something cool to look at.
Voodoo is a cash only place, so come prepared to shell out plenty of green in trade for their chewy and not overly sweet doughnuts.
And get there early, because by afternoon their selection runs down and you might not get a chance to try their more popular flavors. They do have a very long list of doughnuts, and you can look ahead online to know what you will be getting before you stand in the line. Also, they do not ship… I asked that too.
Oh, and if you are gluten free, this isn't the place for you. I tried!
There are tables to sit at, but for the large crowds, it can be hard to find.
When I went, I was very surprised at the number of homeless people who came right into the doughnut shop and walked up and down the line of customers and tables asking for their money and stating that they knew they had cash because Voodoo was cash only. It was a little frustrating to be confronted at a table inside the establishment while seated right next to the staff who were there watching and doing nothing about it. 🙁
However, the doughnuts were a hit with my family when I brought them from Texas back to Seattle as a surprise from my trip and worth the efforts. Yeast doughnuts have a chewy and very distinct flavor, but they are perfect for adding a good sweet topping to.
Oh and if you are hoping to snag a dozen of your favorite old dirty bastard (peanut butter and Oreo cookies) then you have to call ahead. They usually won't be able to give you more than a couple.
Besides the fun Voodoo Doll ( a chocolate bar doughnut filled with jelly) you should also try the apple fritter which is one of the best in the country.
HOURS: All stores are open 24 hours 7 days a week
- Address: 212 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701 Downtown
- Phone number (512) 215-8586
- Business website voodoodoughnut.com