Voodoo Doughnuts & Sweetpea Baking Co

I love giving myself an excuse to eat six doughnuts in six days. In this case, I decided I must try doughnuts from two different locations and compare.

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My first full day in Oregon, we headed out to Voodoo Doughnuts. They have a large selection of vegan doughnuts, but they make just one batch a day – when they’re gone, they’re gone. I tried to order off the menu but the first couple I asked for were already sold out.

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The chick at the counter told me I needed to look at what was in the rotating case because those are the kinds still available. Just one problem…the doughnuts in the case aren’t labeled, so how am I supposed to know what flavors they are? I just continued picking from the menu until I hit a couple still available.

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I got maple glazed and the Diablos Rex. I kinda wish I would’ve saved the maple doughnut for my Philly Cheesesteak Qrunch Donut. But anyway.

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The next day we went to Sweetpea Baking Co and it was a very different environment.

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First of all, everything is vegan.

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EVERYTHING. If it’s in stock, it’s in the case and it’s clearly labeled. And the people there are super friendly and patient.

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I went with a big fat slice of Brownie Chunk Cheesecake, it was wonderful. And they have doughnuts on Saturdays!

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Doughnuts are usually available at 9am. We had a slight miscommunication and arrived at 8am, and we couldn’t wait around until 9. They agreed to box up one of each doughnut and hold them for me until I could get back that evening! It was very tempting to buy even more sweets, but we were heading over to an all-vegan bar!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll tell you about that later.

So. Voodoo Doughnuts:

They have a bigger selection of doughnuts, but it’s hard to know what’s available just looking at the unmarked doughnuts in the rotating case. Staff isn’t very friendly at all and seem like they just want you to get out of the way.

Sweetpea Baking Co:

They only had four doughnut flavors, but they also have a ton of other vegan baked goods. Staff is friendly, they seem like they like people. The doughnuts themselves are actually not very sweet, just the frosting is, but I think that makes them easier to eat for breakfast 🙂

Do you have vegan doughnuts in your city?