Houston is one of the biggest cities in America.  There are so many exciting things to do, beautiful places to see, lovely people to meet, and delicious foods to eat.  You can find any kind of food in the Space City, but nothing beats a good donut.  If you ever find yourself in Houston and craving a donut, check out these shops.

1. Hugs & Donuts

This first shop is a place where you can get a little love with your donuts or kolaches.  Hugs & Donuts makes their donuts in the Houston Heights neighborhood.  They make a variety of donuts that range from the very simple, like their glazed and chocolate sprinkles donuts, to the more adventurous, like their Green Tea Coconut and Biscoff Cookie Butter donuts.  Their selection of kolaches includes the Sausage & Pepper Jack, Willow’s BBQ Brisket and Cheddar, and other flavors that change periodically.  You could wash these down with your choice of coffee, tea, orange juice or you could try one of their flavored milks.

2. River Oak Donuts

Everything is bigger in Texas but this next shop proves that size does not matter when it comes to donuts.  River Oaks Donuts is a small shop in the River Oaks neighborhood.  Their donut hole selection is huge with a variety of flavors including Glazed, Raspberry Filled, and Red Velvet.  For something a little bigger, try their Devil’s Food, Bavarian Cream, or Royal Purple with Sprinkles donuts.  If you enjoy your visit, you can buy one of their t-shirts, caps, mugs, or keychains.

3. Morning Star Donuts

This next shop is a rather new place.  Morning Star opened its doors on May 10, 2016 in the Houston Heights neighborhood.  They serve breakfast and brunch but have a nice selection of donuts as well.  Try one of their donuts, like the Matcha Frost and the “Top Cop,” with a cup of coffee.

4. Glazed: The Doughnut Cafe

This next donut shop is a place where you can get fresh donuts whenever you like.  Glazed: The Doughnut Cafe is open all day so it does not matter when you show up.  Try some of their unique donut creations like the Macon, the Pineapple Upside Down, and the Crème Brûlée.  If a donut is not enough for you, you can try one of their donut sandwiches.

5. Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts

How could you possibly make a donut any better?  You serve it with fried chicken.  Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts is a small shop with a nice selection of donuts, including the Mexican Chocolate Icing and the Praline Bacon & Caramel Icing donuts, and kolaches that are good to eat with a few pieces of fried chicken.  You should also try their Donut Double Scooped Ice Cream Sandwich.

6. Peña’s Donut Heaven & Grill

This next shop is a place where you can get a donut after a satisfying meal.  Peña’s Donut Heaven & Grill serves burgers, sandwiches and a vast selection of donuts.

7. Doughmaker Doughnuts

Everyone loves to see something different occasionally, and this next shop is just that.  Well, it is not really a shop.  It is a food truck that can usually be found somewhere in Central Southwest HoustonDoughmaker Doughnuts makes their handmade donuts with local ingredients.  Do not forget to try one of their unique coffees or cold-pressed milks with your donuts.


  • 1. Hugs & Donuts

    North Shepherd Drive, Houston
  • 2. River Oak Donuts

    Westheimer Road, Houston
  • 3. Morning Star Donuts

    Houston Heights, Texas
  • 4. Glazed: The Doughnut Cafe

    Old Spanish Trail, Houston
  • 5. Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts

    Heights Boulevard, Houston
  • 6. Peña’s Donut Heaven & Grill

    Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland
  • 7. Doughmaker Doughnuts

    South Post Oak Road, Houston

Hugs & Donuts

River Oak Donuts

Morning Star Donuts

Glazed: The Doughnut Cafe

Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts

Peña’s Donut Heaven & Grill

Doughmaker Doughnuts

1. Hugs & Donuts


South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX

713.485.6443

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Read Ivy D.‘s review of Hugs & Donuts on Yelp

2. River Oak Donuts


South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX

713.961.9458

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Read Veronica N.‘s review of River Oaks Donuts on Yelp

3. Morning Star Donuts


South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX

832.806.1115

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Read Sierra T.‘s review of Morningstar on Yelp

4. Glazed: The Doughnut Cafe


South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX

281.402.1868

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Read Courtney May J.‘s review of Glazed The Doughnut Cafe on Yelp

5. Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts


South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX

713.880.3550

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Read Cameron S.‘s review of Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts on Yelp

6. Peña’s Donut Heaven & Grill


South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX

713.340.3231

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Read Ly D.‘s review of Pena’s Donut Heaven & Grill on Yelp

7. Doughmaker Doughnuts


South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX

832.654.9857

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Read Samantha L.‘s review of Doughmaker Doughnuts on Yelp

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