When my friend picked me up from Denver International Airport we were together for all of about eight minutes when she announced that there was a donut shop we had to try.
Being the supportive friend that I am, I thought that sounded great.
It is a chain but each location is said to have its own flare. While the decor is kitschy and fun, no one goes for the artwork.
They have a huge selection of yeast and cake donuts in more flavors than I can recall. Some are vegan. All look delicious.
I got a hot chocolate and a vegan maple cream to enjoy on our journey that day. It was soft and just the right degree of sweet. I also picked up one with Oreos and peanut butter to enjoy later.
That one required a fork and plate as you can see from the picture above..
They have a number of seasonal items like a pumpkin cannolo and a pumpkin spice cake donut topped with cream cheese icing.
There are the regulars with jelly or creamy fillings and some with creative names like Oh Captain, My Captain which is a vehicle for a mound of Captain Crunch cereal. The Memphis Mafia involves peanut butter, chocolate and cinnamon.
How could you go wrong?
There was a study done some years ago that found that food is more attractive when placed in a lit and rotating case. If that’s true, the two revolving and thoughtfully lit tall cases of donuts in motion was overkill.
They look amazing standing still. And the smell is heavenly too.
There are two Voodoo Donuts locations in Denver and more in Oregon, Texas, California and Florida. If you’re in the vicinity, my advice is that you find your way there. Want to learn more? Visit their website!