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Parlor Doughnuts

Parlor Doughnuts: Small Batches Made All Day
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

With the overarching motto of faithfulness in small things, Parlor Doughnuts found its beginning in pop-ups and farmers’ markets and is now found all over the nation. Parlor offers franchise opportunities and of course, operates at a much larger scale. The foundation of the brand was born from the pursuit of the best product with a commitment to people. This is known as the “proper way” according to founder Noah Hayden. It is this commitment to excellence that makes visiting every Parlor Doughnuts location a must! 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Parlor Doughnuts proudly offers locations all over the United States with more franchises opening all the time. It was founded by Darrick Hayden in partnership with Josh Tudela in Evansville, Indiana in 2019. The impetus for creating Parlor Doughnuts was brought about when Darrick and his son traveled the nation for several years. Throughout that time, they were on a mission to seek out the best coffee and doughnuts in each area where they traveled. 

Darrick’s love for good doughnuts grew alongside his son’s love for good coffee. This led to the opening of Proper Coffee in 2015. This business thrived and eventually moved toward the concept of Parlor Doughnuts. The innovative idea behind this brand is the layered doughnut which is a signature item of Parlor Doughnuts. In addition to the unique doughnut style, Parlor also offers options for every guest including gluten-friendly and vegan options. There is even a keto-friendly doughnut to say nothing of the special doughnut designed especially for pups. 

Parlor Doughnuts began as a nod to the perfect doughnut but has since begun offering other items. Such as avocado toasts, acai bowls, breakfast sandwiches, and tacos. Of course, the brand also pays homage to its roots by offering specialty coffee. Parlor Doughnuts’ first proper location was opened in February 2019 in a niche, downtown shop and quickly exceeded all expectations. Not even a year later, Parlor Doughnuts expanded further onto the East Side of Evansville and opened a Parlor location complete with an on-site coffee roastery, drive-thru service, and a spacious dining area. Since those two initial locations, the brand has now expanded into a franchise with locations popping up all over the country, from coast to coast. 

The layered doughnut, which is a signature item of Parlor Doughnuts, is created with buttery doubt fried on the outside, making it crisp and delicious, while it remains fluffy and light on the inside. The brand also offers more than a few types of toppings and doughnut flavors. In addition to the design method, Parlor makes small batches of doughnuts all day to ensure that anytime you visit, you can enjoy a freshly made batch. 

The mission of Parlor Doughnuts is to deliver a superior product at a moderate price. All with exceptional service, housed in a comfortable atmosphere. Additionally, offering unique bakery items and a new take on the doughnut

The name Parlor Doughnuts harkens back to years past when houses were built with a room called a “parlor.” This room was the place where families and friends would come together to talk and where exceptional things often happened. It was also typically the best-furnished spot in the entire house as it was where visitors would be entertained. 

When visiting a Parlor Doughnuts location, be sure to try some of the following signature items that could have been served to guests in the parlor of a home in years past:

As you might expect from an eatery named Parlor Doughnuts, you can’t visit without trying these uniquely designed masterpieces. Choose from a variety of flavors and toppings including Sandy Beach, French Toast, Maple Pecan, Maple Bacon, Carnival, Honey Glazed, Chocolate, Cookies n’ Cream, Caramel Bliss, Peanut Butter Cup, Campfire, Coconut Cream Filled, Strawberry Shortcake, Vanilla Keto, Maple Keto, Gluten-Friendly/Vegan, and much, much more. 

Another must-try item when visiting Parlor Doughnuts is the fabulous specialty brews. Try the Drip Coffee, Iced Chai Latte, Cold Brew, Iced Matcha, Matcha, Mayan Mocha, Hot Chocolate, Espresso, Cartado, and filter coffees in a variety of flavors. 

The breakfast items are made fresh daily, ensuring you get your day started off right. Choose from the Acai Bowl, Avocado Toast, Breakfast Tacos, Spinach Pesto Breakfast Sandwich, or the Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich. 

Doughboy Milkshakes
All shake varieties also come in dairy-free or vegan options. Popular options include the Cookies n’ Cream, Campfire, Reese’s, Churro, Turtle, and Lemonade options.

Insider Tips:
-In addition to superb doughnuts, amazing coffees, and fabulous shakes, Parlor Doughnuts also has its own merchandise line that features branded hats, shirts, coffee mugs, patches, stickers, and more. You can order from their menu online and have it delivered to your home. 
-If you love Parlor’s coffee, you can also order your own coffee roasters to take home. 
-Parlor baristas are experts at brewing the proper way and will soon be offering a training course to share their expertise. 


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