Donut fans rejoice! A new(ish) donut spot is joining the Sacramento food scene and it’s a familiar face – Doughbot is back for more in Southside Park!
I never tried the former Doughbot back in the day, so I was so excited to get the chance to give this new one a try! These are some of the tastiest and unique donuts I’ve tried in Sacramento! Pastry chef @aliclevenger brings her 15+ years of pastry expertise with farm-fresh pastries like the mushroom char siu bao & the blueberry earl grey donut! Plus, their base dough in all their pastries is vegan and they’re working to make more vegan donuts in the future!
Below you’ll find a food review and ranking of the donuts I tasted at their private launch party. I decided to rank the vegan and non-vegan ones separately, but I do have an overall top three that you should try if you go!
Table of Contents
Vegan Pastry Ranking
Blueberry Earl Grey Cake Donut – The chef said she loved how the floral bergamot flavors pair so beautifully with the blueberry and I totally agree. The texture of this cake donut was excellent, too + they included little pieces of blueberry inside the dough!
Strawberry Shortcake Raised Donut – Strawberry Shortcake flavored with fresh strawberries in the icing.
PB&J Malasada – PB outside, jelly on the inside. A great classic.
The Dude Malasada – So chocolatey, but a little dry IMO! It was my least favorite out of the bunch.
Non-Vegan Pastry Ranking
Everything Cream Cheese Bagel Donut – A beautiful stuffed donut. The cream cheese had plenty of chives and the donut itself was packed with everything bagel seasoning. 10/10.
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie – Wasn’t expecting much from this cookie so saved it for the end. It was probably my second favorite thing, so warm and gooey!
The Egg Sando – Classic, can’t go wrong + best served warm! This was the first item I tried and I was impressed with how they kept the egg light and fluffy instead of your usual rubbery scrambled eggs.
Mushroom Char Siu Bao – Suuuper five-spice heavy! I liked the meatiness of the mushroom in this bao but was glad I split this one with my partner, the spices got to be a little overwhelming toward the end. It seems like it’s necessary for the spice heaviness, since it’s meatless the five spice helps you identify it as a “char siu” style bao versus just another bao IMO.
Chai Slushie with Espresso – This slushie was surprisingly smooth and rich. They use Naked Coffee beans for their espresso and I enjoyed every sip of this with the sweet donuts!
Boozy Watermelon Slushie – So refreshing, tasted entirely like watermelon juice without any booze, which is a little dangerous, in a good way. I love anything watermelon so this was a great treat!
Standouts aka What to Get
The Everything Cream Cheese Bagel Donut – so light and fluffy + the perfect amount of cream cheese to dough ratio.
The Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie – it’s a melt in your mouth cookie with just a little sea salt on top to finish off the perfect bite!
Blueberry Earl Grey Donut – I’m a sucker for a good floral pastry and this one knocked my socks off. It was so rich in flavor and the bites of fresh blueberry inside were a great touch.
Doughbot’s soft opening will be on Tuesday, August 2nd, 7 AM – 2 PM
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