Small-Town Texas Donut Shop Keeps It Real And Really Big
Long before Dunkin and Krispy Kreme came to dominate America’s donut-eating landscape, baked goods connoisseurs traveled far and wide to Round Rock, Texas, a tiny town off I-35 in between Dallas and San Antonio. The reason for the pilgrimmage was of course Round Rock Donuts, open since 1926, who've attracted a cult-like following for their super lightweight glazed donut, which many claim to be the perfect example of the classic American donut.
Fast-forward to eighty years later, and Round Rock is still churning out a remarkably similar product despite their foodie celebrity status. The yeast-risen donuts are still made by handnow to the tune of 200 dozen a dayand come solely in old school varieties: plain, chocolate, blueberry, and applesauce-filled.
And better yet, the Round Rock crew won’t have anything to do with that New York-style $3 donut trend. The classic RR donut still goes for a mere 55 cents, marked up to 75 cents if you opt for a “fancy donut” like cherry Bismark or one of their famous fried cinnamon rolls.
As an iconic Texas institution, of course Round Rock can’t get away without offering a biggest something in the world. Enter the Round Rock two-pound donut. Purely unnecessary, but pure genius, as something has to be counteract all those lightweight donuts.
· Round Rock Donuts [Official Site]
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