Houston's first Voodoo Doughnut opens to the public Jan. 15

Courtesy Voodoo Doughnut
Courtesy Voodoo Doughnut

Courtesy Voodoo Doughnut

Voodoo Doughnut will cut the ribbon on its first Houston location at 3715 Washington Ave., Suite A, Houston, at 10 a.m. Jan. 15. The Portland, Oregon-based doghnut shop will donate a portion of its opening-day proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters. The shop offers creative doughnut names and recipes, touts itself as the inventor of the bacon maple bar and recently rolled out the The Cannolo, its take on cannoli. www.voodoodoughnut.com
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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