Fast Times: Kolache and Donuts from Shipley's Donuts

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We've been traveling a lot in my house lately, and one of the results of that hectic schedule has been almost weekly trips to Bush Intercontinental Airport during the wee hours. When I'm the one doing the dropping off I usually try to eat a healthy snack before I leave and then a good breakfast when I get home, and top it all off with an early-morning workout.

This week, not so much with the health and the exercise. Instead, I stopped at Shipley Donuts on Richmond. I am so bikini-ready--you should see my abs.

(You and I both should. But we won't.)

Back in February I started my kolache journey at Christy's Donuts on Montrose. The comments section quickly filled with suggestions on where to find the best, most authentic kolaches in Houston. The very first comment recommended the Big Earl from Shipley's, but unfortunately at 5 a.m. sharp the Big Earls were not ready; I settled for two regular jalapeno, cheese, and sausage kolaches instead, and then threw in a cake donut--just because I hadn't had one in about a million years, and they smelled great.

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The dough on the Shipley's kolache was much less sweet than the one I got at Christy's. That wasn't a problem for me, but I don't have a huge sweet tooth so I ended up preferring the more savory dough at Shipley's. The sausage was very smoky and flavorful, and the added heat from the pickled jalapenos was certainly eye-opening enough for my morning meal.

I turned to the cake donut--half of it anyway. It's called moderation, people. The donut was super-fresh at 5 a.m.; moist without being greasy, and very spicy and warm. It was the perfect "dessert" to go along with my coffee. I'll be paying for this meal at the gym for a few days, but it only cost me $3.93 at Shipley's--a solid deal for an early morning meal.

Nutrition Information:
Sausage & Cheese Kolache: 326 calories, 16 g fat, 22 mg cholesterol, 703 mg sodium, 34 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 11 g protein

Nutritional information for cake donut not available on Shipley's Website.


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Shipley Do-Nuts

401 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

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SHUT UP & EAT!!!
SHUT UP & EAT!!!

Point of order - Shipley's "sausage" kolaches contain an ordinary hot dog. 

Salazar
Salazar

You city folk don't know. FYI, they're called PIGS-IN-THE-BLANKETS! Go to a small Texas town like El Campo or Chappell Hill to get some REAL Pigs-in-the-blanket with sausage, not the crap hot dog weiner they serve at every place here in Houston. Kolaches have fruit in them.

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

 Dude, I'm so excited to be called "city folk" I didn't get past the rest of it! :-)

Dong Ting
Dong Ting

shiprey koraches are almost as good as remon rime rollipops!!

Texmex01
Texmex01

I still need to hit the one that does the Boudin kolaches.....

That Robbie Guy
That Robbie Guy

In The Woodlands area, Sundale Donuts. Hit up #4 and say hello to my mom. :)

csoakley
csoakley

You owe it to yourself to go back and give the Big Earl a chance. It's worth the effort.

SirRon
SirRon

Earl Campbell's sausage is something special in your mouth. I like it hot.

Ellen
Ellen

Love Shipley's kolaches and I agree with your assessment of the pastry.  You get way more for your money here than at the kolache franchises.  I don't have any problem with the sausage, in fact it would be nice if they'd put a larger portion in it.  

Sugarpie
Sugarpie

For me, there's nothing better at Shipley's thank their plain glazed, still warm, actually oozing glaze down my chin. (And I'm guessing you mean the Shipley's on Kirby near Rice Blvd rather than Richmond.  But man, how righteous would it be for them to build one near Richmond, too?)

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

 It's kinda between where Wheeler turns into Richmond, right near the 59 overpass. I'll check out the glaze sometime when I'm feelin' CRRRRRRRRRRAZY! :)

Caroline
Caroline

Yeah, that's a ways east of Kirby, although there is one on Kirby, but it's a ways south of Richmond. (Just so your readers aren't confused!)

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

 I skunked it, too! I read the map wrong--the correct address is the cross street, Scott. Thanks Caroline!

Catherine Matusow
Catherine Matusow

 That was an editing error. Sorry. We'll get the correct map dropped in.

gstroh
gstroh

Overall...you can't beat shipley's. Now, if there was a Hruskas on every block, they'd be in trouble.

Yepppp
Yepppp

That's what I had this morning - a sausage kolache and a cake donut from Shipley's on North Main. 

Dan
Dan

WHO EATS PLAIN DONUTS?

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

 A girl who ate her fill of the other kinds working at Dunkin' Donuts for 3 summers in a row! :-)

Joanna
Joanna

Plain donuts are my favorite!

Bruce R
Bruce R

Shipley's Kolaches suck ass.  That "sausage" you enjoyed so much is the same crap you get at your local grocery store.  But I'm glad you liked it. 

Texmex01
Texmex01

and I am assuming this comes from someone with alot of experience sucking ass?

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

I look forward to your dismissive attitude about my palate every week Bruce. Have a great week! xoxo

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