If you had told me a few years ago that donuts and beaches go together I would have given you one of those “are you kidding?” looks. I have come a long way since those doubting days and today you get to be part of the wonderful truth that yes indeed -donuts and beaches go together perfectly.
I am not sure when it became a thing but it is definitely a thing. Years ago Chris and I went to Britt’s Donuts in Carolina Beach. I remember it as being a memorable experience. Aaron was with us and told us about them and so of course we had to make a trip. They are famous for their glazed donuts and they were hot and fresh and yummy.
Now I like donuts as much as the next gal but I don’t think I am a fanatic at all. It is not something that I normally seek out but I think after my last trip to the beach it will be something that I look for on any upcoming beach trip.
Our stay in the Outer Banks was just what we needed. It is the first time in forever that I can remember that Chris did not work. He made a point to not make phones calls or answer emails or do work. He just was with me and that was THE best gift of all. It was wonderful. He had told me ahead of time that we would get Duck Donuts which are the famous donuts in that area.
Our first trip to get Duck Donuts was with Aaron and Erin and guess what? After driving to Duck from our rental in Corolla Light we discovered we were there on a day that they were not open. So we found another donut place and headed there. Donutz on a Stick filled our cravings. 2 mini donuts cooked right before our eyes, threaded on a skewer and then coated in a glaze of our choice and drizzled with a flavorful syrup. Some opted for sprinkles or nuts but my Chocolate Peanut Butter duo was to die for.
Thank goodness forks are provided for these delights.
Later in the week Chris and I went back for Duck Donuts and were not disappointed.
It was a very slow day when we visited so walked right in and ordered at the counter without even having to fill out an order form but most days I imagine there are lines backed out the door.
The verdict? Amazing.
If you are ever in the Duck/Corolla area you definitely need to check out these places. Both were very tasty and I honestly could not pick one over the other as my favorite. There were calories, yes, but hopefully all that beach walking helped burn them off. Sometimes you just have to indulge and this week was my birthday week after all so it was all part of the celebration.
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Duck Donuts are wonderful! I just love them! I’m so glad that you got to try them. Mike typically likes Lighthouse Bagels right up by Corolla Light. We usually get his bagel there and then coffee at the little shop a few doors down from the bagel shop. The OBX is such a magical place!
We loved our donut experiences as you can tell. I really liked staying in Corolla Light –our house was fabulous and we could walk to so many great places . I would definitely make another trip!
So glad you got your “beach/donut” fix!!! And I’m so happy that you and Renee have become internet friends. Perhaps one day, the three of us can meet in Corolla. Wouldn’t we all have an amazing time???!!!
It really was a fun fix to have to get! And YES!!!! The 3 of us would have a blast!
Great idea, Dianna! It would be so much fun to get together. Beth Ann, I may send you a message about staying in Corolla Light. We are exploring some dog-friendly lodging options for the off-season.
Obviously I’ve not been paying attention to this donut evolution. I had no idea. Seems a road trip is in order.
I was right there with you on not knowing! I just am sharing the love with you! 🙂
Wish I could flip-flip to a donut place RIGHT NOW!
I know! I have a new love. Patio donuts pale in comparison I hate to say it….maybe they will up their game???
Doughnuts go with just about anything!
Especially a nice cup of coffee!!!
Wanna Hurts Donut in Springfield, Missouri, has been our favorite donut shop so far. We can’t really say it’s the BEST, though, because we haven’t tried them all. 🙂 Duck Donuts is now on our list. They look absolutely delicious (says the girl with an insatiable sweet tooth). (https://randombitsoftrialanderror.com/2017/11/08/wanna-hurts-donut-springfield-mo-full-time-rv-life/)
Oh another recommendation! Thanks for that and I am hopping over to check out your post about them. Isn’t it great to find places that you love and be able to share them? Thanks!
Yummy! If you are ever in Portland, Oregon, Voodoo Doughnuts is a must. Their bacon, maple doughnut is the best. Thanks for tantalizing my tastebuds!
We have been in Portland but did not know about VooDoo Doughnuts. It is definitely on my radar now if we make another trip!
Chuck and I have only been to Duck Donuts once but we certainly enjoy it. So happy you and Chris got to enjoy the OBX.
We did so enjoy the OBX and now I am already thinking that I would love to go back. I imagine we will again and hopefully not in the 20 years it took us to revisit it this time.
All of those doughnuts look delicious. I haven’t eaten a doughnut in a long time. That needs to change.
Get thee to a donut shop pronto. 🙂 Really –a nice treat that you deserve sometime soon.
Love Duck Donuts – we have one around the corner from us since last summer and it’s a must stop every so often. I like donuts but like you I’m not a fanatic. We also have a donut shop in downtown that’s called Doughboy and they serve bite size donuts made fresh to order — soooooo good. 🙂
I don’t think I could have them too often but what a treat, right? Bite size donuts like the Tom Thumb donuts at the fair are probably my favorites . There is just something about those that I love.
Donuts are my weakness! Glad you got to try Duck Donuts – our daughter goes to the Outer Banks every year with a group of friends and they always get Duck Donuts, never fail! I don’t know if they’ve tried the donuts on a stick place though. I’ll have to tell her about it!
The Donutz on a Stick was a great option when we discovered we were a day early for Duck Donuts. And we got to watch them make our donuts which was fun as well. The guy who waited on us was really nice and gave us lots of time and information as well so we got exactly what we wanted. A bonus of going when it is the off season.
This sounds like such a relaxing and fun vacation. I keep hearing how delicious Duck Donuts is – we just got one up here. I like the idea of creating your own donut flavor.
My favorites still are probably Vincent Van Doughnut in St. Louis and Bogart’s Doughnuts up here in MN. They have a brioche donut stuffed with a golf-ball sized wad of Nutella that I love.
I still fallow vincent Van Doughnut from your St. Louis days. 🙂 I never really thought much about donuts but these had me change my mind.
I grew up around amazing donuts… Sandy’s Donuts in West Fargo, ND. They were everywhere, before school, at the gas station, in church. Basically any where there were donuts there was Sandy’s. Years later in Madtown, there was the green bush bakery, they also had amazing donuts. So I always just thought that donuts were always just amazing. Then we moved to Rochester, and later Worcester where there was nary a good donut… Thank Goodness, there’s a Rise donuts here.