Gourdough’s: The Big, Fat, Fresh, Delicious Doughnut Trailer

A deliciously fresh Gourdough's doughnut

Though I have yet to actually go see the Gourdough’s trailer, I have heard many good things about Gourdough’s. It’s a kind of gourmet doughnut place that has some of the craziest and most savory concoctions you can imagine for doughnuts. Think bacon and maple syrup icing on a freshly made doughnut or a huge doughnut covered in grilled strawberries and chocolate icing. The doughnuts tend to weigh on the large side in order to encompass the arrangement of unique ingredients that come with the menu choices given by Gourdough’s. Pronounced “gore-dough’s,” the name is reminiscent of “gordo” or “fat” in Spanish. My roommate was kind enough to bring  me a doughnut and I’ll admit: it was delicious.

It was very gooey so I ate with fork and knife

I was given the “Mama’s Cake” doughnut, which is a regular doughnut with yellow cake batter filling and chocolate fudge icing. The doughnut was warm and cooked perfectly with a doughy inside and a crisp outside. The doughnut was actually similar to the texture of a funnel cake, except bigger and just as tasty. The chocolate fudge icing was yummy, but as you can see, it seemed to drown the doughnut a little and overwhelmed the basic fried flavor. I think there was also a little melted butter in the cake batter filling on top and that with just a little chocolate icing was absolutely delicious. I really loved the Gourdough doughnut I ate and I hope to try more in the future.

Many friends have tried “Porkey’s,” which is a doughnut with canadian bacon, cream cheese, and jalapeno jelly. The only things I’ve heard are “interesting” and that the jelly is definitely unique. If possible, try splitting with a friend in case the doughnut is not one that you’re willing to fill up on. Definitely, one should take a taste of savory doughnuts available since that is one of the unique features of Gourdough’s. However, there are many variations available as the menu shows and you can even design your own! Gourdough’s is a veritable haven of doughnut inventiveness so you should go down to Gourdough’s and try out a doughnut invention!

Cover liberally with sauce and chew 🙂

Honestly, I promise to update if I ever do go to Gourdough’s, but I think the main point here is that the doughnut is delicious and has more of the fried taste and texture than your usual run-of-the-mill doughnuts. Each has their unique positives, but if you’re in the mood for a unique doughnut invention that is both crispy and tender, you might want to try a doughnut from Gourdough’s. It seems to be that the sweet doughnuts succeed better than the savory ones, but don’t you want bragging rights that you had a doughnut with a fried chicken strip on top?

Rating: 😛 😛 😛 😛 ½. Overall, the doughnut was tasty and crispy and other people have told me that they have enjoyed their doughnut tastings here. There are certainly unique inventions to try and consider.

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3 responses to “Gourdough’s: The Big, Fat, Fresh, Delicious Doughnut Trailer

  1. You have to try Odd Duck Farm to Trailer (next door! opens 5:30 pm). They have best pork belly sliders, quail served on top of apple cheddar rice, soft boiled duck egg soup, etc. Menu -> http://oddduckfarmtotrailer.com/

    I ate at gourdough’s, loved it! flying pig and porkey’s =).

    Crepes Mille has a pretty awesome sticky rice with mango crepe (s. congress).

    • Whoa, awesome! I’ve heard of Odd Duck, but never knew where it actually was. That sounds delicious eating there first and then finishing up with dessert from Gourdough’s.

      Thanks so much for the suggestions! I will definitely need to try these places and I’m glad to see there is one person who likes the Porkey’s doughnut. 🙂

      Thank you for reading and hope to see more of you around the blog. 😛

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