Monday, October 6, 2014

Dough Loco!

In my hunt for the most killer donut, I have now been to Flex Donuts, Dough, Doughnut Plant and Dough Loco.

Walking to Dough Loco, I didn't feel like I was in the right place, and I didn't see it. Then suddenly, I could smell it. Sitting there, dangerously close to my apartment, on 97th & Park. 

Choosing between the Maple Miso and the Pineapple-Brown Butter from Dough Loco was a serious challenge. Had they not been sold out of the Banana Curry already, that would have put even more of a monkey wrench in the decision making process.  (Get it? Banana curry, monkey wrench?)

I ended up going with the Maple Miso and YUM- good choice.

The Maple Miso donut was pretty huge- it looked fluffy! I heated it up in the toaster oven before I had my first bite. Crispy and greasy.

The glaze was killer- if you’re ok with things being extremely sweet.  Which I am. I mean, it was maple after all. And this tasted like pure, maple syrupy goodness.  Not really sure where the miso came into the equation, but I didn’t really care.

Unfortunately, the cake part of the donut wasn’t my favorite. It wasn’t light and airy, was a little dry (although that could have been from me toasting it) but most disappointing was the fact that it had a weird taste.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Overall this was an enjoyable, yummy dessert. But I have been training my palette to critique donuts for a few weekends now ;) And this donut just didn’t stack up to my previous ones from Flex and Dough.

My review on Doughnut Plant will be coming soon. And just in case you want a full run-down- here are my overall rankings:

Flex Donuts, Dough, Doughnut Plant, Dough Loco. 


  1. I live right around the corner from Dough Loco, both would've been a good choice. Their donuts are great but they are also HUGE. You should also try Earl's Beer and Cheese which is right next to the shop, their mac and cheese is amazing and it's owned by the same person :)

    1. I'll have to go back for the other flavors, obviously haha and I definitely have Earl's Beer and Cheese on my go-to list! Have you tried any of the sandwiches, or just the mac and cheese?



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