Quacking About a New Sweet Treat in San Antonio
**Full Disclosure: I received breakfast in exchange for my review, but not to worry, all opinions are 100% mine.
This new donut shop, located at 11703 Huebner Rd., Suite 113 in San Antonio, Texas, will have you quacking to the tune of a different donut. The first thing I noticed about Duck Donuts, other than the wonderful smell wafting through the shop, was the fun, beachy atmosphere. There are duck signs everywhere, bright quirky menus, fun ducky T-shirts, donut inner-tubes and beachy blue walls. All this plays up the location of this sweet treats founding town in the Outer Banks of Duck, North Carolina. Since opening in 2007, this company has proved to be an overnight sensation with a flock of locations now across the U.S.
I recently visited the San Antonio location in Huebner Commons located at 11703 Huebner Rd., Suite 113 and was immediately greeted with “hi” and “welcome” from all the smiling employees. I was then given a menu card with a selection of 12 current seasonal flavor combinations just begging you to dive into summer. This summer assortment features a bursting with flavor orange icing made with real OJ and orange zest and drizzled with vanilla. As they say, “This is destined to be summer’s main squeeze”. I feel the Blueberry icing with lemon drizzle isn’t too far behind though. There is also a menu card listing their 12 classic assortment selections that are customer favorites which stay on the menu, like the “Bacon in the Sun” with Maple icing topped with chopped bacon. This flavor combo is gonna be calling your name tomorrow. Or how about the “Flip Flop” with chocolate icing and vanilla drizzle. I see why these are known as customer favorites!
All Duck Donuts start with a single basic vanilla cake donut. They are all made fresh when you order, right before your ducky eyes, fried to a perfect fluffy middle with a crisp outer finish. Now comes the fun part, choosing one (or more) of their flavor combinations or going bold and creating your own personal creation.
- Start with one of 11 Coatings: Bare, Cinnamon Sugar, Powdered Sugar, Glazed, Icing: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Maple, Lemon, Blueberry
- Pick one of 7 Toppings: Sprinkles: Rainbow & Chocolate, Graham Cracker, Chopped Peanuts, Bacon Pieces, Shredded Coconut, Oreos®
- Select a drizzle: Hot Fudge, Marshmallow, Salted Caramel, Raspberry, Blackberry, Lemon
There are so many selections and combinations available you might just be here all day!
And because donuts and coffee just seem to go together, Duck Donuts have their ducks in a row here. Made from 100% Arabica beans, their coffee brews up fresh and flavorful every time whether you are getting a hot or cold cup. They keep their coffee fresh, hot and self-serve all day long so you can fix it to your liking. Choose from their light-roast Lighthouse Blend, dark-roast Riptide Roast, decaf Sunset Pier, or their rotating seasonal coffee roast. Or, treat yourself with an order from their Espresso Menu. Enjoy their summer espressos including a s’mores latte, caramel macchiato, and blueberry latte! All espressos are available hot or iced. Espresso Menu is available at select locations.
They have freshly brewed tea which you can do hot or cold as well. For those who like to pair sweet with sweet, their rich hot chocolate makes a decadent match with their delicious donuts. And for those who aren’t into any of these hot and cold selections, there is always a choice of bottled drinks: Sodas, Sports Drinks, Juices, Milk, and Water.
But wait, there’s more! So maybe you like the flavor of donuts but really want a sandwich instead. Well, let’s take a donut, slice it in half, fill it with your choice of egg, cheese, & sausage or bacon. Then add a glaze and maybe, even more, bacon on top! Now that is a sandwich everyone will love. Now they even have hot sauce to fire it up a little. And these sandwiches are available all day, not just for breakfast, so you can fill that craving whenever it strikes.
Or how about a Donut Sundae? Take a donut, coat it your way, add a scoop of premium Breyers® vanilla or chocolate ice cream on top, then drizzled and topped to your liking. Oh my, it’s ice cream nirvana.
And yes, before you ask, Duck Donuts will cater your next office meeting or event.
Don’t be the last person on your block to try out this new quacky sweet treat!
Address: Huebner Commons, 11703 Huebner Rd., Suite 113, San Antonio, TX