Discovered by: Tracy Howe
Tracy Howe is a local blogger who regularly publishes her adventures on “What’s Going On Dallas” and also explores the surrounding communities with her family.
National Donut Day is quickly approaching and one of a millions reason to share a ring-shaped treat with a friend, co-workers, or in keep it all to yourself. The original donut day was started by women; the Donut Lassies of the Salvation Army. These women voluntarily served doughnuts to honor soldiers during WWI to help ease hunger and boost morale. It later become a National Day in 1938.
National Donut Day is June 7, which happens to fall on a Friday this year. What is a better way to finish off a long week, then with a dozen fresh donuts? To help you find the best locations to celebrate I have put together the top five donut shops in Farmers Branch. They are all easily accessible and can be discovered on that very special day, or throughout the year when you need a sugary fix.
Location: 13150 Senlac Dr, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Jin’s Donuts is your husband and wife friendly donut shop. Every customer walking in knew exactly what they were coming in for, the cronut and their friends the cronut triangles. These little melt in your mouth morsels had me begging for more, every thin layer of pastry cooked to perfection. The Cronut is a cross between a croissant and a donut, yes please! These are on high demand and their best seller…. trust me, I was only able to get four before they sold out! Before you go make sure to grab a coffee, theirs is freshly ground Oak Cliff coffee that pairs perfectly with any of their donuts but especially their old-fashioned cake donut. Other crowd pleasers are the red velvet as well as they jaw-dropping maple bacon donut. If you’re not sure what to get just ask the owner to mix up a dozen of assorted favorites.
Location: 13260 Josey Ln, Ste 118, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
The tiniest donut shop in town, but with the biggest bite. If you’re looking for a unique donut look no further than south Josey Lane in Farmers Branch. Specialty donuts is well; their specialty! They had the newest kind of donut topping, a white chocolate topper. These toppers are detailed and melted onto your donut at purchase. They add an extra flair to the delicious glazed donut. Most of their donuts came with extra candy treats, to make your experience memorable. If you’re looking to spruce up a birthday party or celebrating an event, they are the perfect addition. Their hospitality was beyond and sure to bring a smile to your face.
Location: 13901 Midway Rd #101, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
On the corner you’ll find the best and sweetest little kolache shop. Not your typical donut day location, but a must visit if you’re in the area. Start off with the sprinkle cronut, a cup of good coffee mill and tuck yourself in a comfy chair and relax. They have taken the cronut and elevated it with chocolate and sprinkles. If your looking for more check out dozens of different kolaches lining the shelves like glistening small doughballs. Has your eyes wander down the display, you’ll be delighted to see their fruit filled European pastries. A crowd favorite is the tart blueberry pastry, the fruit so fresh and the pastry light and airy, with so many other fresh fruit pastries to try your sure to find your favorite. Check with them about catering your next event, with their kolache selection they can accommodate any breakfast or lunch.
Location: 14460 Josey Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Just like their name K-Pop Donuts is upbeat, bright and colorful and so are the donuts! A kid-friendly donut shop that is sure to bring a smile to your little ones. They have several character donuts like the ever so popular Pokemon and Minion treats. Lively donuts with fun take home rings for kids to enjoy all day. All their donut treats were so fun, it was hard to choose just one and equally hard to eat such a cute donut. They also had your glazed, chocolate, and not so standard cinnamon donut. This cinnamon donut instantly dissolved in your mouth with every bite and made you want to lick your fingers to get every nibble. Make sure to get here early to get your hands on a character fun donut…. they go fast.
Location: 14540 Josey Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
In a rush, aren’t we all. If so, the Donut Palace is your location. With a drive-thru and dine-in available they can accommodate your busy schedule. You can tell instantly by the constant line in the drive-thru and at the counter, that this is a neighborhood favorite for Josey Lane. If you have some time , go inside and check out their iconic red checkered floors. While taking it all in enjoy a cup of coffee and their infamous blueberry donut. This donut is a mix between a muffin and pancake. It’s light and fluffy and sure to be a family favorite. Other popular items include their pop-in your mouth chocolate donut holes and the classic chocolate with nuts.
Once you’ve tasted the best donuts Farmers Branch has to offer, it’s time to take a break and enjoy the day. Head over to Gussie Field Watterworth Park to check out the beautiful flower gardens, walk along the creek, enjoy they playground and stroll along the winding trails.