River Oaks Donuts

River-Oaks-Donuts-1If you’re not a River Oaks resident you just might miss River Oaks Donuts, situated at the corner of a strip mall on Westheimer Road. The playful logo—a pink and purple donut adorned with a crown—invites you in from the parking lot and the same cheerful atmosphere inside will be a refreshing start to your morning. The donuts displayed like works of art in the glass case and on the wall behind the counter will immediately make your mouth start to water.

River Oaks Donuts is a breakfast haven, serving a variety of donuts, kolaches, donut holes and other classic breakfast pastries. Their current claim to fame is the “Cro-wnut”, the Houston version of the donut-croissant hybrid from New York City. On top of the wide variety of donuts and other breakfast treats, River Oaks Donuts also makes donut cakes: giant donuts that are iced to the customer’s specifications, perfect for any occasion.

The donuts themselves are certainly a notch above the rest. While they offer many classic donut variations like old-fashioned cake and plain glazed, there are a few interesting flavors you won’t see at your average donut shop, including S’mores, Red Velvet and Pumpkin Spice. Beyond the donuts, River Oaks Donuts also carries kolaches made with Praeseks sausage, which makes these kolaches a must-try.

River Oaks Donuts is representative of the culinary experimentation that permeates Houston. After our first trip to River Oaks Donuts, we have found these donuts worthy of their crown. The year-old River Oaks Donuts gives Houstonians an alternative breakfast stop, complete with unique flavors and enough variety to please everyone.River-Oaks-Donuts-2 River-Oaks-Donuts-3 River-Oaks-Donuts-4 River-Oaks-Donuts-5

Insider’s Guide

• For everyone interested in trying the “Cro-wnut”, remember to order 48 hours in advance. The teams needs time to prepare this tasty treat.
• While some other donut shops around town are known for having lousy kolaches, this place is not one of them. Try the authentic rolls in six different flavors.
• Don’t have time to stop and smell the donuts? They have a convenient drive-through for the donut lover on the go.

Address
3601 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77027

Hours
Monday – Sunday, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parking
Connected Lot

Family Friendly
Yes