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Who Does Donuts in Houston Better: Duck Donuts or Glazed?

Donuts: an excuse to eat cake for breakfast. That pretty much sums up why everyone loves them so much, doesn’t it? Houstonians love donuts as much as anyone else and there are quite a few places to pick up stellar donuts in Houston.

Shipley’s Do-Nuts has an advantage here because this city is its birthplace. Dunkin’ Donuts has an advantage because, well, “America runs on Dunkin’.” So, is there even room for smaller locally owned businesses in the donut game? Just a few minutes from Lincoln Medical Center, there are two donut shops that you need to check out and let us know who does it better.


In 2013, founder Edose “Ose” Ohen decided he wanted to provide amazing donuts 24/7. He, his sister, and a few friends decided to make his dream a reality. After raising $350,000, they were able to open the first Glazed at 1333 Old Spanish Trail.

Glazed promises to provide the freshest and most amazing donuts in Houston, and Thrillist magazine thinks they do a pretty good job; Glazed has been included in their list of top 10 best donuts in Houston.

The Menu

You’ve probably never seen so many types of donuts in your life. Yeast donuts come in the simple glazed all the way to the Pineapple Upside Down. Fruity Pebbles, Oreos, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and marshmallows are all possible toppings. The filled donuts may come with apple or lemon inside. If you prefer cake donuts, try the blueberry, chocolate, or even vanilla with strawberry frosting.

Give your taste buds a real treat and try a breakfast sandwich. We bet you’ve never had bacon, egg, and cheese between two halves of a glazed donut or a glazed grilled cheese sandwich. If that doesn’t sound appetizing, you can always have it made with a freshly baked croissant.

Duck Donuts

When the DiGilio family went on vacations, they were always disappointed at the lack of places to get fresh donuts. They decided to change that and opened a shop in their hometown, Duck, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2007. Since then, they have expanded to over 180 stores in 22 states; there are two in California! If you’ve never heard of Duck Donuts, it may be because the first one in Houston hatched in January 2018. Don’t let any more time pass before checking it out.

The Menu

The appeal of Duck Donuts is that you can customize any donut. You start out with a coating such as bare, powdered sugar, glazed, or peanut butter. Then you pick a topping such as bacon, Oreos, or sprinkles. Finally, you choose a drizzle like marshmallows or salted caramel. The possibilities are endless! Each donut is made fresh and the old fashioned process is endearing.

Learn More About Donuts in Houston

Anytime is a good time for a donut and sharing a dozen with coworkers, friends, or neighbors is a sure way to make someone’s day brighter. If you’re looking for a new neighborhood to call home, contact us to tour our apartment home community.

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