Sometimes, cravings just hit you. Often, those cravings involve pastries, specifically doughnuts.
Given that National Doughnut Day (or National Donut Day, if you prefer your spelling more free-wheeling) is the first Friday of June each year, we thought it high time to assess our doughnut options in and around Fremont Street Experience.
Here’s what we ate. Sorry, found. Here’s what we found.
1. Dunkin Donuts at Fremont Casino
It’s the brand we all know and love, centrally located on Fremont Street, and open 24 hours a day. By the way, on National Doughnut Day, Dunkin Donuts at Fremont casino gives out free doughnuts with the purchase of any beverage.
2. Du-par’s Restaurant and Bakery at Golden Gate
Du-par’s at the Golden Gate casino doesn’t just do the best pancakes in Vegas, it’s also got an alluring selection of baked goods. Hence the “Bakery” in their name. Please try and keep up! Again, open 24/7, just the way we like it in Vegas.
3. Starbucks at Golden Nugget
While the doughnut selection at Starbucks at Golden Nugget isn’t vast, there are doughnuts, and possibly coffee as well. (Remember where you got this exclusive insider information!)
4. O Face Doughnuts
This doughnut shop is a block off Fremont Street, near the intersection of Carson Avenue and 6th Street. If you don’t know where those streets are, head toward the SlotZilla take-off tower, go one block over (toward The Strip), hang a left and walk until you find you’ve got a doughnut in your mouth. The doughnut below is the bacon maple doughnut at O Face Doughnuts. Hey, different strokes.
Look, drunchies are drunchies, and when they descend, it’s pretty much any doughnut in a storm. Or something. The romantically named Walgreens Store 7499 (near the foot of the SlotZilla tower at the east end of Fremont Street Experience) has doughnuts the way many people like them—cheap, convenient and in plentiful supply.
Hopefully, these options will more than cover your downtown doughnut (and donut) cravings, day or night.
And remember, when you’re on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, calories aren’t “calories,” per se, they’re “party fuel.”