Author: Suzanne Musashe, Director of Property Management
Suzanne tastes Donut King.
Today, I checked out Donut King which is the 2nd restaurant on the Orlando Weekly list. So glad I am not on a diet when starting this project since my first choice is a donut shop!
This tiny restaurant is located in Winter Park, Florida just a hop, skip, and jump from The Jander Group’s Greater Orlando Office also located in Winter Park. Donut King recently opened this location at 3716 Howell Branch Road, which is probably why I was not yet familiar with it. The Jander Group actually manages quite a few Winter Park investment homes very close to this new Donut King. If you are not familiar with Winter Park, you may find more information on our website and by visiting the City of Winter Park’s website.
I know, I know, you want to know about the donuts! I have been known to make a few goodies in my day so no better person at The Jander Group to taste a few donuts than me!! Upon entering the restaurant the girls behind the counter were very friendly and willing to help me add pounds to my hips in my quest for the perfect donut. It took me at least 5 minutes to soak in all the goodies in front of me and on the wall behind the counter. What do I choose with so many choices? After asking a few questions and allowing a few return customers to place their orders ahead of me while I browsed, I was ready! I love chocolate and there is nothing better to get your morning started than chocolate and sugar. My 10 year old grandson always agrees with me on this one.
I chose 3 different kinds: 5 layer long large chocolate donut, a triangle large donut with a blueberry filling that was overflowing out the edges, and 2 red velvet cake donuts. I love chocolate, my husband loves blueberries and my grandson loves red velvet cake in case you were wondering how I came up with my selection from of dozens and dozens of donuts to choose from. I figured I will have a taste of each one to give you my true evaluation.
If I seem to be rambling on it is because I am now on a sugar high after sampling all three. Wow, these are the freshest and sweetest donuts that I have had in a long time. The FIVE layer chocolate one was very chocolatey and very moist with chocolate icing and pink sprinkles on top. The blueberry triangle had more blueberry filling than it could contain and I know my husband will be loving this one. It is shaped like a large glazed donut triangle with white icing and so fresh!! The red velvet cake donut was the least fancy but tasted just like red velvet cake and just the right amount of light glaze over top to make it very tasty. I am not sure if my pictures truly tell the story about the size of the chocolate and triangle donut I bought. I think they can be split by 3 and each person would feel like they had eaten a normal size donut. The red velvet cake donuts are a normal round donut size. I would highly recommend this shop when in the area or make a trip of it on a Saturday and surprise the kids!
I give this tiny restaurant a two thumbs up for taste, service and price. My bill came to $5 and change. Where can you get this much fabulous sweetness at this low price??
In case this article makes you want to find a nearby Winter Park rental home, you can always check our website to see if we have any available. Rental homes in this area tend to not last long as they are very sought after. Since there has not been any significant new housing developments in Winter Park for many years now, most of the homes are older on tree lined streets which adds to the charm. Since our Greater Orlando Office is located in Winter Park, we are experts in the Winter Park real estate market.
Looking forward to my next local restaurant stop.