Austin's Best Donuts: Who makes your favorite?
National Donut Day celebrates the women who served up fried deliciousness to the U.S. overseas troops during World War I (no wonder they were called doughboys). Created in 1938 by the Salvation Army, we carry the donut torch with other like-minded eaters of sweet fried dough. Austin is blessed with many outstanding bakeries specializing in doughnuts, and a few outstanding chains. We picked eight, now you tell us where you go to get the best donut in town.
A donut oasis in west campus and always open.
A 75-year old classic import from Houston, and a police officer mecca. Need we say more!
Yes, they are yellow and fans will drive from far south Austin to get their hands on them. A world famous Central Texas legend.
Big. Fat. Donuts. In a trailer. You had us at Big.
So what if it's a national chain. The cook's are local, and the donuts melt in your mouth.
Since 1948 Mrs. Johnson's Bakery has been serving up donuts for those in Central Austin, including restaurants and convenience stores. Walk in when you see the light turned on, usually about 8:45 in the evening! It means the donuts are hot and fresh.
A too well-kept secret now with three locations. Fans just call it heaven.
Ok, yes there are now almost 10,000 stores in 30 countries. But what really matters is the creamy chocolate fudge frosting right?