So I have to admit that before we went to the New restaurant at Universal Studios city walk, Voodoo Doughnuts I was somewhat apprehensive. Previously I had heard mixed reviews on the place and as it was still relatively brand new wait times just to get to the ordering stations still consistently hover around 30 minutes. I would like to share our Voodoo Doughnut Orlando review.
Voodoo Doughnut Orlando Review
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With all that being said the Portland-based chain boasts more than 50 delectable treats at this location and honestly seeing is believing. Some of them truly looked so good it almost felt like a crime to eat. We ended up trying 5 of the 50 plus flavors in a true family fashion we could not come up with a consensus order for the 5. Each member of the family had their favorite and one that did not particularly appeal to that member. Here are some things to keep in mind as you try out this must-see stop.
So as was mentioned previously the line can be a little bit long. We watched a couple of Youtube channels before checking this place out and both said wait times were in the 35-45 minute range. This held true during our visit as from the time we actually hit the line to the time we ordered at the register we ended up waiting right around 35 minutes. The line itself was really well organized and the staff did a great job of keeping things moving on their end. Also, a nice touch to the line was the fact that there were a lot of umbrellas. This came to be a big help as the particular day we went the weather was not good at all. Lastly, there were menus that one could grab to look at while waiting to help finalize their choices. This one little maneuver went a long way in ensuring that that the ordering process was as efficient as possible,
As is the case with most of the restaurants that make up Disney springs and the Universal Citywalk area the theming for the restaurant was really over the top, in a great way. From the time you walk in to the time you leave you are greeted with bright colors, really neat aesthetics and the distinct aroma of fresh donuts. One thing that every member of my family clamored to and fought to get a great look was the rotating carousel that greets you when you walk in. On it lays most if not every flavor of donut served at the establishment. This gives patrons one last opportunity to make up their mind or as in our case one last opportunity to suggestively splurge. Also inside as is par in this area is a rather neat gift shop. For our family the highlight was the donut coffee mug that literally had a hole in the middle of it . All of us got a kick out of that,
Now as we said earlier we tried five of the 50 plus flavors. Most of the donuts were in the $2 range with some of the more specialty donuts costing more. The five flavors we tried we the ODB, O Captain My Captain, the Portland Cram, Eight Mile cake the Grape Ape. We all agreed that the actual yeast and cake part of the donut was really good. Though we did not agree on the order we all felt the Grape Ape was at or near the top of the list for everybody. I felt it tasted like purple nerds others felt it was more like a grape pixie stick but all of us liked the contrast that the sourness of the grape provided the initial sweet punch in the mouth.
R and I liked the O Captain my Captain as we felt once all the flavors came together, though you would not think so the Captain Crunch and the vanilla frosted donut melded to form a dream breakfast combination. The one donut that we all had toward the bottom of the list was the ODB. Chocolate frosting, Oreo crumbles and Peanut Butter should have been a win across the bar. However, I think Meagan summed up that one the best when she said, “ The peanut butter was so overpowering it was like biting straight into a jar of peanut butter.” Again, with all of that said with so many flavors your bound to find some you love and some you love not so much.
We came to this place for dessert right after having a great experience at another local restaurant. Coupled with the fact that based on word of mouth and reputation our expectations though we tried to temper them were really high. The service was on point. The decor was fun and though not all of them were as good as others, the donuts that were good were, in fact, great and in all reality left us with a feeling of wanting to try other flavors. We will definitely be back.
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