Thursday, August 27, 2009

Voodoo Doughnuts

I mentioned in the mega-blog about Portland that Ange had heard about this nifty little doughnut shop called Voodoo Doughnuts. She can't remember if she heard it on the Travel Channel or on the Food Network, but just knew that they served some really tasty doughnuts and wanted to try them out!

Sidenote: sadly, I don't have any pictures of VD. We bought a new camera for Ange right before we went because her old camera suffered a tragic death during a lame-o driveway party in Noblesville. She was very sad and mopey about it so we decided to get a new one before we left so she could be snapping away. The other advantage is that my camera, while awesome, is rather bulky. We got her a kicky little CoolPix in a sweet purple color. She actually wanted a blue one, but they were out and we didn't have time to wait for a special order. We got a good deal on it at Best Buy and I found a cool little hip carrying case for easy access. So on many of our excursions we just used her camera rather than worrying about mine. Ange did a really nice blog about Portland including a huge excerpt about VD with lots of pictures, you can check it out on her blog.

So VD is known for having crazy doughnut combos like Captain My Captain (doughnut with Captain Crunch on the top), Butter Fingering (Devils food, vanilla, and crushed Butterfinger), Dirty Snowball (chocolate cake doughnut covered with pink marshmallow glaze and surprise filling), etc. However, they are most famous for their Maple Bacon bar, which is exactly as it sounds. A maple glazed doughnut with two slices of bacon on top. I know, as my sister Leslie said "SICK!" but Ange swears it's like a little slice of heaven. Being a vego I cannot vouch for her. But I can say that I tried a plain maple doughnut and it was delicious. And so was the old fashion chocolate, the old fashion blueberry, the Butterfingering, and the No Name. We went to VD twice and took home extras for snacks. What can I say? They were GOOD!

In addition to yummy doughnuts, they also have a cool vibe going on. It is a very alternative/hipster place. Lots of tattooed people and funky clothes. Definitely up our alley anyway.

The only thing you need to be prepared for is long lines at times. We went on Sunday mid-morning and we ran into the brunch crowd and waited about 45 minutes for doughnuts. I know not everyone has the patience we do so if you don't, you may want to try and hit some off times. We drove by on Monday morning on our way to exploring around 9 am and there wasn't any line at all. We went on Tuesday evening around 8:30 pm and we waited maybe 15 minutes. So definitely scope it out if you aren't in it to win it ;)

Bottom Line: I would definitely hit Voodoo Doughnuts if you are in the Portland Area!

Found this blog post about VooDoo Doughnuts...written by a guy who has a blog just about doughnuts. It gives you all the info you might want to know about the doughnuts, so if you are serious about your eatin', check it out.

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