Where can you find Voodoo donuts in Orlando? Best 10 donuts to order

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When I was a kid – in tiny Mitchell, Indiana – we didn’t have a lot of options.

We had two groceries stores and a Ben Franklin Five & Dime. If you wanted something they didn’t have – and it wasn’t carried in the hardware store downtown – you’d have to drive to neighboring Bedford and head to the Big Blue.

When it was time to go grocery shopping, my grandmother would take me. If I was good – and even if I wasn’t – I’d get a treat or a toy. Sometimes we’d go by the bakery and pick out my favorite donut, The Long John.

The Long donut was topped with chocolate frosting and filled with cream. It was the height of decadence in the early 80s Southern Indiana culinary baking scene.

The times – my friends – have changed.

The culinary world is filled with mad scientists like Portlanders Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon.

Geniuses who can conjure up flavors out of foods that the very idea of would have given heart palpitations to the matronly ladies behind the donut counter at the Jaycee store all those years ago.

Voodoo Doughnut Kiosk Universal
You can pre-order from inside the park and pick up your box from the kiosk outside (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Where is the original Voodoo Doughnut location?

In the year 2000, Voodoo Doughnut opened its first location in Old Town, Portland, Oregon.

The duo from Oregon began in a modest shop producing both traditional doughnuts of the Jaycee store variety and also the wonderful concoctions for which The Voodoo Doughnut Shop would build a cult-like following.

Today, world doughnut domination is on the horizon. Their stores at the Universal Citywalk at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood are the buzz of delighted theme park goers everywhere.

At the CityWalk in Orlando, you can hardly get around without seeing someone carrying a telltale pink box.

We foolishly attempted to “swing by” and get something from the doughnut shop only to quickly realize the error of our ways. The next night, we pre-ordered from inside the park and picked up our box from the kiosk outside.

The specialty doughnut business is hopping.

Universal Studio's Voodoo Doughnut
Voodoo Doughnut at Universal Orlando has caused quite a buzz (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

How many Voodoo Doughnut locations are there? 

At the time of this writing, there are 16 Voodoo Doughnut locations either opened or coming soon mostly in Oregon, Denver, Colorado and Texas. 

The Texas locations include Houston, Austin and soon San Antonio. With the popularity of Voodoo Doughnuts at Universal, it seems likely that number will continue to expand quickly.

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Voodoo Doughnut Universal Interior With Fortune Teller Mural
This fortune teller at Voodoo Doughnut would likely predict a tasty treat in your future (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Who bought Voodoo Doughnuts?

A lot of people, but I was one of them. We got the Voodoo Dozen which included the Dirt, Portland Cream, Sprinkle Cake, Glazed, Little Pink, Bacon Maple Bar, Grape Ape, Blueberry Cake, Voodoo Doll, Oh Captain, My Captain, and Maple Cream.

Note: Availability may vary.

They were fantastic. We went back and got more. We tried as many varieties as we could.

Oh, you meant the franchise?

In 2017, a San Francisco-based private equity firm called Fundamental Capital bought a sizeable share of Voodoo Doughnuts.

At that time, Chris Schultz, a 30-year veteran of the restaurant industry known for operational excellence and store growth, was named the company’s CEO.

The Voodoo Doughnut Coffin
The Voodoo coffin is filled with three dozen Voodoo doughnuts (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

Which doughnuts should I get? 

Some of it is going to be dictated by supply, especially at the Universal Studios locations.

I cannot emphasize this enough – demand is HIGH.

They cannot guarantee that the doughnut you want or the number of the type of doughnut you want will be available when you want it. Be prepared to be flexible.

Some of it depends as well on which category of doughnut is your favorite. I’m not big on cake doughnuts. Anything with blueberry filling, topping or flavor is right out as well.

You should definitely get some of the signature originals. If you have the opportunity to select a variety – or I suppose a single doughnut if you have, you know, willpower, you should try one of these:

eight mile donut at Voodoo Doughtnut is covered with small M&Ms
The Eight Mile doughnut comes with just the right about of chocolate (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

10. Eight Mile

The Eight Mile features a plain cake doughnut with vanilla frosting, covered in M&M’s minis.

It’s just the right amount of chocolate.

Apple Fritter at Voodoo Doughnuts
The Apple Fritter doughnut rests alongside other specialties at Voodoo Doughnut (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

9. Apple Fritter

We start simple. 

The Apple Fritter is fried dough with apple chunks and cinnamon and topped with glaze.

Little Pink at Voodoo Doughnut
The Little Pink features strawberry frosting and colorful sprinkles (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

8. The Little Pink

Appropriate for Universal Studios, The Little Pink is a simple doughnut with a raised ring along with strawberry frosting and round sprinkles.

Grape Ape Doughnut Voodoo Doughnut
Try something new, such as the Grape Ape doughnut (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

7. Grape Ape

A raised ring doughnut with vanilla frosting, grape dust and purple sprinkles. 

Look, if you’re going to dabble in the realm of dark doughnut wizards, what’s the point of not trying something a little out there?

Also, I’m a child of the 70s and 80s, so I enjoy being able to say “I get that reference” when I order the Grape Ape.

The Diablos Rex Voodoo Doughnuts
Dabble in some Voodoo with the Diablos Rex (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

6. Diablos Rex

This Devil’s food cake with chocolate frosting and red sprinkles comes with a vanilla frosting pentagram and chocolate chips in the middle.

If you’re going to dabble in Voodoo, might as well go all in.

The Voodoo Doll Doughnut
The raspberry jelly-filled Voodoo Doll doughnut (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

5. Voodoo Doll

Raised yeast doughnut filled with raspberry jelly topped with chocolate frosting and a pretzel stake.

The characteristics of the Voodoo dolls are all different.

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Portland Cream at Voodoo Doughnut
The Bavarian cream-filled Portland Cream (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

4. Portland Cream

Raised yeast shell filled with Bavarian cream and topped with chocolate and decorated with a set of eyes.

Got to pay tribute to where it all began.

ODB Doughnut Voodoo Doughnut
Frosted with chocolate cream-filled cookies and peanut butter drizzle, the ODB is a Voodoo Doughnut favorite (photo by James Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

3. ODB

This doughnut is a tribute to the late member of the Wu-Tang Clan AKA Dirt McGirt.

It is a raised ring with chocolate frosting, chocolate cream-filled cookies and peanut butter drizzle.

You will likely want to share this giant Memphis Mafia doughnut (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

2. Memphis Mafia

The ODB is not the only tribute to a musician who has gone on to the great beyond.

It’s fried dough with banana chunks and cinnamon, topped with glaze, chocolate chips, peanuts and chocolate and peanut butter drizzle.  When you order it, be sure to thank ‘em very much.

Meet the Bacon Maple Bar. It might sound a bit odd – but it’s genuinely one of the best doughnuts at VooDoo (photo by Morgan Overholt/HeyOrlando.com)

1. Bacon Maple Bar

Of course, this long-john-style doughnut bar is going to top the list. 

A raised bar with maple frosting and bacon? We love that Voodoo that you do, so well.

Have you tried a Voodoo Doughnut? What is your favorite variety? Let us know in the comments!

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