Whether it is a creative combination of unexpected flavors or the classic, reliable glazed version, doughnuts are offered at a number of shops in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose area. Some shops, like Tiny’s Milk & Cookies, offer doughnuts among a wide variety of other baked goods. Others focus primarily on doughnuts themselves, with a list of coffees and kolaches to round out the menu. This guide provides a noncomprehensive list of places to grab a local doughnut, whether it is to go with coffee to start the morning or to satisfy a sweet tooth after a long day.

1. Awesome Bites Co.

On the menu: gluten-free doughnuts made Wednesdays with rotating flavors

Nondoughnut options: muffins, beanie bars, ice cream and granola, with rotating cookies and cupcakes made on Thursdays and Fridays, respectively

2313 Edwards St., Ste. 185, Houston



Hours: Wed.-Thu. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Mon.-Tue.

2. Bakery Donuts

On the menu:
glazed, filled, cake and doughnut holes

Nondoughnut options: muffins, kolaches, croissants, biscuits, eclairs, apple fritters and cinnamon rolls

1203 W. 11th St., Houston


Hours: 5 a.m.-3 p.m. daily

3. Christy’s

On the menu:
glazed, iced, cake, filled and doughnut holes

Nondoughnut options: cinnamon rolls, bear claws, kolaches, croissants and apple fritters

1103 W. Gray St., Houston



Hours: Mon.-Sat. 4:30 a.m.-2 p.m, Sun. 5 a.m.-2 p.m.

4. Queen Donut Shop

On the menu:
glazed, iced, cake, sprinkles, jelly-filled and doughnut holes

Nondoughnut options: cinnamon twists and rolls, long johns, apple fritters, croissants, biscuits and kolaches

1806 W. 18th St., Houston



Hours: Mon.-Tue., Thu.-Sat. 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wed. 6 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

5. Tiny’s Milk & Cookies

On the menu:
doughnuts and doughnut holes, which are served until 2 p.m.

Nondoughnut options: cookies, scones and seasonal breads, pantry staples, and ice creams

2809 Saint St., Houston



Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

6. River Oaks Donuts

On the menu:
raised, iced, filled and cake doughnuts in traditional and specialty flavors, including gluten-free mini doughnuts and vegan options

Nondoughnut options: cinnamon twists and rolls, apple fritters, long johns, and kolaches

3601 Westheimer Road, Houston



Hours: Mon.-Thu. 6 a.m.-noon, Fri.-Sun. 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

Featured shop: The DoughCone food truck

The traveling food truck makes stops around Houston, including at Hermann Park and in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose areas.

Founded by Avneesh Oberoi, the concept centers on a made-from-scratch cinnamon sugar dough cone filled with organic milk ice cream and toppings of the customer’s choice.

The truck also offers water and orange juice, and can make a Mexican Coke float. Coffee is slated to be added to the menu this summer.

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