There was much excitement when San Diego-based Donut Bar came to Las Vegas in 2016 and it hasn’t abated in years since, despite the multitude of doughnut shops sprinkled across the valley. The draw? Super-indulgent, artfully created doughnuts.
“I’m a sucker for some fried dough and nobody does it better than Donut Bar,” said Cory Harwell, chef/owner of Carson Kitchen. “Joe and Jeff Thomas are seriously passionate about their sweet treats and it shows in everything they do."
There are the salted caramel and maple bourbon varieties and Homer’s Donut with its pink icing and sprinkles. But if you really want to indulge, consider the Strawberry Split or creme brulee doughnut – which, believe it or not, is vegan – Triple Chocolate Threat, Nutella Overload or red velvet cake.
And there are choices for traditionalists to indulge, too, such as a plain doughnut glazed with vanilla bean or Old Fashioned original, chocolate-dipped or vanilla bean.
Be aware that Donut Bar often sells out; if you’re there after mid-morning, look for a notice in the window. Better yet, pre-order at its website in the afternoon, for pickup the next day.