Pastries are some of our favorite sweet treats to have for breakfast. From muffins and danishes to gooey cinnamon buns, we seriously love them all. But, there's one type that's our favorite. There's a donut shop near Phoenix that sells a Texas-sized donut that just might be bigger than your head.
Donut Parlor in Tempe, Arizona is known for having a huge variety of classic and fancy donuts. Some of their most popular options are made with cereal, but the real masterpiece of this shop is their Texas-sized donut: a huge donut cake.
They say everything is bigger in Texas and this massive treat is no exception.
Not only is this huge donut unfathomably humongous, but it's also totally customizable. You can choose your frosting and toppings, the whole shebang.
Want a Captain Crunch one? Done. Prefer red velvet or maybe maple bacon? No problem!
Donut prices range from less than a dollar to $3.00 depending on how fancy your donut is. The Texas-sized donuts start at $12.90 depending on what you get.
The Donut Parlor is open from Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.
Some of their more traditional flavors include classic glazed, cinnamon sugar, maple or chocolate frosted, and vanilla cake.
Their gourmet and filled menus are absolutely drool-worthy. Flavors like animal cookie, Cookie Crisp, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Ferrero Rocher, and apple pie have us grabbing our car keys to go get one ASAP.
For birthday parties and other special events, you can get lettered donuts and have them spell out a message of your choosing. Another fun option for a date night is getting a bouquet of donuts for that someone special.
Or, you know, for yourself. We don't judge here.
Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately?) this shop is located near the corner of Elliot and S. Priest Drive. It's the perfect on-the-way to or from work stop from the city.
I'm not guaranteeing that it'll make you more popular among your colleagues if you bring in donuts, but it can't hurt to try, right?
For specialty orders like the huge donut, lettered ones or custom frostings make sure to order ahead of time so your drool-worthy treat is ready in time for whatever event you're celebrating. Happy eating!
Address: 1245 W. Elliot Rd. #103, Tempe, AZ
Why You Need To Go: These donuts have spectacular flavors and are bigger than your head.