IF this donut looks like perfection to you, you should have tasted this! All I can say is Girl Scout cookies have nothing on this taste! YUM. We all have our weaknesses and this one I have to say, ‘Thanks, Dad!’ because he definitely aided in my donut addiction.
As you know I am not a sweet eater, and I really watch what goes into my mouth while trying to keep myself in great shape, but donuts are a bit of an obstacle. When I was kid, every Sunday after church, my dad would take us to the Manor Bake Shop to pick our favorite donuts for breakfast!
The powdered sugar knots were so good, and I looked forward to melting the powdered sugar in my mouth each week. Now, I am married to a man that can’t pass up a sweet, and who also is addicted to donuts, it is kind of hard to stray away from the obsession, so I try to just buy the ones I won’t eat!
Our travels took us to Virginia Beach most recently and we sought out donuts that were not only delicious but allergen free so my son with severe food allergies could enjoy them as well. Lavishly living food out loud and finding donuts in Virginia Beach at Dough Joe’s.
DONUTS & VIRGINIA BEACH
Let’s be serious here, if you like something you are not totally going to give it up so I would be lying if I said I could just walk away from donuts. Traveling was yet another time we always hit the donut stops and my dad really knew how to find the great ones.
Passed down from Dad to Daughter, we now have to stop at donut destinations as we vacation and being a travel blogger, I sure have been to some great places and now the one I have to share with you in on 23rd Street in Virginia Beach, right off of Atlantic and walking distance from any hotel! Today we traveled to Dough Joe’s on 23rd and that is very close to the Best Western Oceanfront making it possible to walk.
Donuts in Virginia Beach at Dough Joe’s
My first challenge that had to be met was the need for allergen free donuts for my youngest son, so I picked up the phone and called. Mary the Dough Joe’s owner was super to work with and she can definitely create donuts that are free of allergens(seafood, latex, nuts, etc) We arranged for my son’s donuts to be made separately ahead of stopping and he was one happy child, see his smiling face!
He ordered up whatever he wanted(and a few to go) and Mary had him taken care of without a worry! Allergen Free Donuts, is it possible? Mary prepared allergen free donuts for my son by keeping the toppings separate and preparing them separately from all the other donuts, so he was able to actually indulge in a fried dough not treat which was phenomenal. Remember if you have food allergies call ahead and see if you can be accommodated.
Location, location, location. I was not about to drive the car for a doughnut, but I did not have to, I actually had two options: 1) a very short walk to Dough Joe’s or 2) I could order and have them delivered.
This is the store from the outside and you might have seen it if you have eaten at Doc Taylors or Tautogs directly across the street. This is the heaven scent that beckons you to come on in and enjoy a great assortment of donuts bagels and breakfast sandwiches.
Honestly, I wanted to go salivate over all the donuts I was not going to eat and enjoy picking the ones I did want, so it would be the short walk to burn the calories before I consumed them, lol! Dough Joe’s is a short stride away from the Best Western Oceanfront on Atlantic.
There are all kinds of donuts such as sea-salted caramel, apple pie filling, strawberry shortcake, Oreo topping, as well as Samoa, truly the topping possibility was endless and the fact that you could order what you wanted if you did not see what you liked in the case makes this perfect! Mary is the owner and she just really takes great care of all of her customers, we watched her move like the wind as they are busy!
Now to keep things easy for you, I have made sure to include the phone number and the address , so you have no excuses to forget! Call Mary and order those DONUTS, to make your vacation at Virginia Beach, sweet with the side of a gourmet doughnut!
The donut flavors at Dough Joe’s are: Vanilla, Chocolate and Red Velvet. The Donut Toppings are: sprinkles, coconut, brown sugar, reese’s pieces, Peanuts, walnuts, toffee, oreo, peanut butter cup and more. The donut icing gets even more exciting as there are multiple flavors: vanilla, maple, chocolate, lemon, strawberry, caramel, cinnamon sugar, peanut butter, cream cheese and a few more, so you can see that you can create a totally extraordinary gourmet donut by combining what you want to achieve the ultimate in gourmet!
As a donut lovin’ fan, I have to urge you to visit Dough Joe’s on 23rd when you are in Virginia Beach, or even if you are just passing through, these are quite the treat! If you are staying nearby, call Dough Joe’s and inquire about delivery, I mean seriously how cool is that? Delivery of a food that is super-laden in luxury and you don’t have to leave your location! Luxury is lavish with Dough Joe’s! The price per dozen is reasonable and the flavors are completely creative and of course there’s nothing like a great trip to Virginia Beach and Dough Joe’s!
*Disclaimer — Allergen Friendly.. Please remember what foods may be allergen free for my children may not be those allergies that your children or self have. The articles are written based on our experience, based around our food allergies and only reflect what we know to be true based off of our experience and severe food allergies. When in doubt, always inquire with the location, as we have no affiliation to the establishments, we just try them out and list them for you based on our food allergies.