Doughmaker Doughnuts Joins Houston's Food Truck Scene
There's a food truck for just about anything in Houston. Burgers and fries? You bet. Cupcakes and sweets? Heck yeah. Mexican food? Of course! Asian food? Absolutely. Mexican-Asian fusion? No doubt. Doughnuts? Not so much.
Photos by Molly Dunn Doughmaker Doughnuts makes beautiful gourmet creations.
If there's one thing the Houston mobile dining scene lacks, it's breakfast options. More specifically, doughnuts. But, thanks to Doughmaker Doughnuts, Houstonians have another local place to pick up gourmet offerings for their first meal of the day, or for an early afternoon snack (if the truck has anything left).
Doughmaker Doughnuts kicked off its first service a few weeks ago. It has set up shop at Watershed Market, Midtown Mobile Cuisine, Black Hole Coffee House and Mercantile in Montrose. The dark-gray food truck serves a variety of beautifully decorated doughnuts, as well as coffee and cold-press milks from local vendors. After a few visits, we've observed that the doughnut lineup is usually this: toasted coconut caramel, turbinado sugar cinnamon, blueberry lemon, orange blossom-honey pistachio, bourbon vanilla bean cardamom and salted caramel apple. They are yours for $2 each, and according to one of the food truck employees the doughnuts rotate between being baked and fried.
The food truck showcases its doughnuts.
During my visit at Mercantile in Montrose, the truck was serving baked cake doughnuts only. After grabbing our Americano and latte from the newest Mercantile location, (both fantastic espresso drinks), my mom and I moseyed over to Doughmaker Doughnuts for our breakfast.
My all-time favorite flavor is blueberry cake, so I definitely wanted to try the blueberry lemon variety. The orange blossom-honey pistachio sounded appealing; the complex flavors of salty pistachios and tart orange glaze intrigued me, so we decided to try that one. And, we chose the turbinado sugar cinnamon flavor because it seemed like a simple twist on a traditional cinnamon-sugar model. If each doughnut had cost less than $2, we would have tried all of the flavors, but $12 seems too much.
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13515 S. Post Oak Rd., Houston, TX