I’m not sure where I got the idea that Duck Donuts is a Florida Gulfcoast chain. I recently checked out their website and was blown away by the number of locations nationwide.
Duck Donuts was founded in Duck, North Carolina. Now that answers my other question of, why a duck?
Their menu includes not only donuts but breakfast sandwiches and donut sundaes too. I didn’t expect that. When I walked into their Naples, Florida (4233 9th Street N) location I was solely in a donut mindset.
The donuts at Duck Donuts are legit made to order. The batter was running low, so the only employee working at the time whipped up a new batch for my box.
I was caught off guard by these freshly fried vanilla cake donuts. If my family wasn’t waiting for me back in Marco Island, I would have ordered a coffee and sat down to enjoy a couple.
I did sneak a bite of the glazed and was floored. I’m a cake/old-fashioned donut kinda fella, so these beauties were right up my alley.
A few days later I returned to Duck Donuts with my bud Jorge for dessert after some lunch at Valento’s Pizza & Hoagies. He ordered a couple of donuts and a vanilla shake.
The vanilla shake didn’t do it for him but those donuts did. It could probably be better to say he inhaled rather than ate them cause one second they were both in the box and the next they were gone.