Photo by Vanessa Martinez
Photo by Vanessa Martinez

My good friend has been raving about Duck Donuts for a while now since she visited the Greenville, N.C. location. I am not a huge fan of donuts, but now that they have opened a new shop here in Charlotte, I decided to give it a try. After getting a little lost and annoyed trying to find the shop in Dilworth, both of our headaches drifted away as we walked in to the delicious aroma of fried goodness.

Duck Donuts serve their donuts fresh to-order. Each donut begins coming hot off the line and gets coated in your choice of:

  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Glazed
  • Vanilla Icing
  • Chocolate Icing
  • Lemon Icing
  • Peanut Butter Icing
  • Maple Icing
  • Strawberry Icing

Once they get coated you can add toppings to the donuts, which include:

  • Shredded Coconut
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Bacon

I ordered half-dozen donuts to bring back to my roommates. They included: Maple icing with bacon sprinkles, vanilla icing with rainbow sprinkles, lemon, strawberry, chocolate and plain vanilla for myself. They were absolutely worth it. Even after a few hours, once we warmed them back up per box directions, they tasted just as good as when they slipped off the line.

Again, I am not a huge donut fan, but I definitely recommend Duck Donuts and I would come back and order again!
With several locations including: Raleigh, Greenville, Cary and Charlotte,  N.C. everyone should stop by Duck Donuts. Plus you are helping small businesses grow and that is a considerably awesome thing to do!