Thanks to Kepa, I’ve had the best donuts ever.
I’ve always heard about Gibson’s Donuts in Memphis, but I’d never actually been by there for a donut. It was always one of those things I’d eventually do, one day, in the future.
Thanks to Kepa (and my new year’s resolution to explore Memphis) we are trying new-to-us places more often. This weekend it was all about Gibson’s Donuts.
Located in East Memphis, everyone knows about Gibson’s even if they haven’t been there before. It’s been open for over 40 years and is open 24/7 except for major holidays. They do half off donuts after 11, making it perfect for students. We went on a sunny weekend morning around brunch time.
If you want a donut fix any time of day, Gibson’s is the place to go.
They are known for doing a few things very well: red velvet donuts, blueberry cake donuts, and cinnamon rolls.
We went because we wanted the red velvet and blueberry donuts from the list of things to eat in Memphis.
Unfortunately even our morning arrival didn’t get us the delicious red velvet donuts we craved. They were already out by the time we got there so we had to make alternative selections. No worries, they have a great variety!
I’d heard the maple bacon donut was great and the waitress (donut hostess?) told us the New Orleans donuts was amazing and was on a Commerical Appeal list of 100 things to eat in Memphis before you die. We got those and one of the blueberry.
I expected the maple bacon donut to rock my world with it’s salty sweet combination.
It tasted great though I wasn’t blown away. I think that was more of a personal letdown rather than the fault of Gibson’s. I must admit to not being a crazy bacon fan. Still, it was tasty.
The blueberry donut was delicious. I love blueberry donuts so I was in heaven. Even Kepa enjoyed it though he normally dislikes blueberry donuts for some reason. Crazy, I know. Now he knows what he is missing.
Then came the New Orleans donut. I wasn’t quite clear on if it was buttermilk or birthday cake or what the description for this donut was. All I know is that it was heaven in my mouth. I never thought eating a cake donut ball would be so amazing. I’m glad the server mentioned it because I never would have picked it out on my own. Awesome suggestion!
Clearly we loved the trip to Gibson’s. We will be going back eventually to try a red velvet donut so our experience there will be complete. I can’t wait!
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