For years we Dallasites have been subjected to the same old factory-like donut shops. The same exact generic glazed, chocolate, jelly, powdered donuts are around every corner. And maybe, if we get lucky, we can find a decent kolache. Well, NO MORE! It’s time we stand up, rise against the tidal wave of ordinary and unite under the umbrella of the Hypnotic Donuts!!
Overkill you say? I think not! The 60′s was about the revolution of the spirit (at least that’s what Google and Forrest Gump tell me) and Hypnotic Donuts embodies that ideal. It’s Free-Love, Give-Peace-A-Chance, Sex-Drugs-Rock-N-Roll all in one innocuous looking little shop in a tiny shopping center off Garland Road. Blink and you’ll miss it! So keep your eyes open and come join the donut revolution!
When we walked in, the first thing we noticed was that every piece of 60′s furniture you or your parents probably sold at a garage sale had somehow ended up here. But, it just worked.
Don’t be discouraged by the long line, it’s a sign of good things to come. The line moves quickly, so be prepared. I, for one, had done my research and was ready to place my order. But when I was finally standing at the front of the line, looking through a glorious display case filled with sweet concoctions that would make Willy Wonka proud, all of my research went out the window. I couldn’t decide and panic ran through my veins… what if I didn’t pick the right ones?! Suddenly, a sense of calm came over me as I realized that I couldn’t go wrong.
Lets do this! First up was the Nutty Road. It would have been a rock star cake donut all on its own, but the addition of chocolate glaze, chopped peanuts, tiny marshmallows, and a drizzle of peanut butter made for one happy marriage. I started my happy food dance early this day
Next up was the, so-wrong-yet-so-right, Jenny’s Evil Elvis. In honor of the famed sandwich that the King himself was very fond of, it had a velvety layer of peanut butter, with banana and bacon toppings and just a touch of honey added, because the chef is just that awesome. I have to admit, that I am not a peanut butter lover (if you don’t count Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups), but the mix of all the ingredient atop one cotton candy soft donut made my belly smile. To say the least, I would gladly die on The John for this… Too soon?
The Mexico came next, a concoction that just shouldn’t exist. But somehow it does and we are all richer for it. It is a glazed donut with vanilla frosting, fresh sliced jalapenos, and a dash of Tabasco… yeah you heard me, Tabasco. As I took the first bite, I couldn’t help but sing “If loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right.” Just like the theme of the song (which has pretty awful lyrics, by the way) the ingredients of the Mexico sound so wrong and yet taste so right. I would highly recommend you put any reservations aside and give the Mexico a try.
And for the grand finale, there was something you would never expect to find in a “donut shop.” Imagine, if you will, a 24-hour marinated chicken breast, fried in holy water, and placed inside a heavenly homemade biscuit. Could one ask for anything more glorious? Wait… there’s more! You have options! The chalkboard menu had four enticing biscuit combination. However, one spoke to me more than most… The Meribeth. Marinated Chicken – Check. Holy Water Fried – Check. Homemade Biscuit – you get the idea… but, smothered in creamy white pepper gravy and layered with tater tots?! YES PLEASE! Every ingredient is perfect on its own, but together they are Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, John Ritter on Three’s Company… just order it
So, the moral of the story is, you should check this place out. That may sound a little anticlimactic, I know, and it doesn’t tie in the headline at all, but the facts are the facts. The above items only reflect a small portion of the options available to choose from at Hypnotic Donuts. So, whether you’re an adventurous soul or just want to have the best damn donuts in Dallas, this is the place for you.
Till we eat again. Cheers.
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Hypnotic Donuts 9007 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218