Nuts for District Donuts
If there’s one food we never get tired of, it’s donuts! There’s a new donut shop in the Lower Garden District. It’s only been open for about a month and it’s getting rave reviews, mostly for some strange but surprisingly delicious flavors! News With A Twist Reporter, Deepak Saini, takes us to a shop called: District Donuts Sliders Brew.
Kids aren’t the only ones who go nuts for donuts.
“They’re on the forefront of everything people like,” says a customer.
You’ll get a mouthful at District Donuts Sliders Brew. Try saying that three times fast!
A customer says, “District Donuts Sliders Brew. District… nope, can’t do it.”
Word is glazing through town about the new eatery in the Lower Garden District.
“There’s no one really doing the type of donut we wanted to do,” says owner and partner, Aaron Vogel.
Vogel and his crew roll out unique flavors like Vietnamese Iced Coffee, 7-layer, Pumpkin Pie and Peanut Butter Cup. But who’s counting calories?
“No, not when it comes to good tasting donuts,” says a customer.
There’s one exotic combo that has people sniffing with curiosity: the Maple Siracha donut.
Pastry Chef Liz Hollinger says, “We take thyme and we candy it and we sprinkle it on top. So it’s sweet and herby and crunchy.”
Reporter: “Wow, it’s like a party in my mouth. It’s really good. It’s got a little kick.”
It looks like the Maple Siracha is here to stay.
“I was going to rotate it out but so many people have gone crazy for it. I need to keep it for a while,” says Hollinger.
All the tasty treats are made from scratch. Plus, you can scratch the concept of an average cup of joe. Nitrogen infused coffee and milk are brewed out of taps.
Vogel says, “It’s coming out of a keg system. It’s the exact same process. We just fill it with different items.”
Donuts aren’t the only bite-sized treats on the menu.
“What’s about the same size, fits in your hand like a donut, a cup of coffee, and we said sliders could be great,” says Vogel.
There’s a cheeseburger, fried-chicken and veggie option. They start sizzling on the grill at 11a.m. every morning.
“The neighborhood has really been out to support. Getting a lot of people to come in once, twice a day sometimes, so it’s been fantastic so far,” says Vogel.
District Donuts Sliders Brew is located at 2209 Magazine Street.
While you’re there, check out their donut for Saints fans. The “Black & Gold” donut has a bourbon glaze with Zaps potato chips dipped in chocolate.