The signature pink boxes, multi-colored icing, that iconic voodoo doll-shaped doughnut. The legendary Portland pastry shop Voodoo Doughnut has officially opened its first-ever California location at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood.
It’s no secret that Voodoo Doughnut may be the most popular doughnut shop in the world. I’ve read, watched and heard about this original Portland creation for years. From Travel Channel to friends boasting about their jelly-filled purchases, Voodoo has been a part of popular conversation for a long, long time.
Located by the newly-opened Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt and Universal Cinema at Universal Citywalk, the pink, whimsical facade and large voodoo statue is hard to miss. The place literally draws you to it. Whether you’ve tried the famous doughnuts or not, you can’t help but to feel curious (and hungry), or be tempted to fall in line for a decorated and delicious doughnut. That’s the magic of Voodoo Doughnut; everyone loves donuts – you’ve probably heard about it from someone or somewhere – and damn, those colorful, fluffy goodness pastries look just too good to ignore.
“We are beyond thrilled to open Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk and share our menu of fabulous doughnuts with the world at the top entertainment destination in Los Angeles,” said Voodoo Douhgnut Founder Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson. With 60 unique doughnuts including vegan and exclusive Hollywood options, Voodoo is a perfect addition to the continuing revitalization and unique offerings at Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Ever since its soft opening in March, the lines have been long and the buzz has spread. The demand and proof are there – Voodoo Doughnuts is a success at CityWalk.
Some of the flavors offered include the Grape Ape, Mango Tango, Voodoo Bubble, and Bacon Maple Bar, as well as their iconic Voodoo Doll – all served into a cute, Voodoo custom-designed take-out pink box. And doughnuts are not the only hot items sold at the shop – Stumptown Coffee, a Portland speciality, is brewed regularly from the first-ever pink Voodoo espresso machine, which is a perfect compliment to a fresh doughnut in hand. The prices are fair considering the complexity of some of these doughnuts – individual purchases range $1.50 to $3.50, and a dozen ranges from $16.00 to $27.00. For those hosting a party or feeling gluttonous, a wooden coffin of three dozen doughnuts costs $130.00.
Voodoo Doughnut has expanded to multiple U.S. cities in Eugene, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, and Austin, Texas. It’s exciting that the CityWalk location marks their first California establishment; we absolutely welcome them with open arms – and mouths!
For more information about Universal CityWalk and Voodoo Doughuts, visit www.CityWalkHollywood.com.
- Johanna Atilano
Voodoo Doughnut Pictures