So, you know those times when you see the good things in life and stop and say how grateful you are? Well, this is one of those times. Gourdough’s Public House has opened a food truck at the Co-Op Food Court over the summer, officially granting every UT student’s wish before they even knew it existed.
If you’ve never been to Gourdough’s, then shame on you. Not really, but as a restaurant that made our seven best restaurants to make you feel like an Austinite list, you’re clearly missing out if you haven’t had one of these savory, doughnut dishes. Forget the days of glazed doughnuts and simple, jelly-filled pastries; Gourdough’s is anything but ordinary with doughnut burgers, fried chicken and doughnut pairings and the most ridiculously decadent looking doughnut desserts you’ve ever seen.
Fan of a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Try the PB&J, a traditional glazed doughnut with grape jelly filling and peanut butter icing smeared on top. Oh, and some peanut butter bits sprinkled on top too. It’s a renewed childhood favorite that is exactly as sweet as it sounds and even better than it looks.
Forget what I just said. There’s an even sweeter dish on the menu that can’t help but be delicious: heavenly hash. As a doughnut topped with marshmallow cream, chocolate fudge icing, fudge candy and little bits of chocolate chips, you might be eating a day’s worth of calories but trust me, it’ll be worth it.
Nothing tastes better than skinny feels? You’ve obviously never had a doughnut burger or doughnut dessert at Gourdough’s. I’ll take another freshmen fifteen if it means I can eat a Gourdough’s doughnut whenever I please; it’ll be the most satisfying fifteen pounds ever.
Hours of operation: Mon-Friday 8am-7pm
Location: 411 West 23rd St., Austin, TX 78705