Aucklanders are known to go crazy for donuts, with everyone having their personal favourite donut joint they swear by. But, one spot we can all agree on as being a phenomenal bakery is GrownUp Donuts.
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While they're usually hard to come by as they travel from market to market each week, we're excited to learn that they're opening their new permanent home in the North Shore of Auckland.
Modelled after the traditional Italian Bombolone donuts, GrownUp's donuts are large, round, and packed with a very generous amount of filling in the middle. With no added colours, added preservatives, or fake flavours, the focus is on creating donuts properly – packed full of flavour without being overly sweet or overly oily, resulting in a fabulously filled donut that doesn't leave you feeling sick and heavy.
With weekly rotating flavours, each and every donut is made fresh the morning of sale – no exceptions! Flavours are posted to their website weekly, but we guarantee there'll be a flavour for everyone in store, with vegan options too!
Stand-out favourites have to be their Roasted Banana Custard Butterscotch, Belgian Chocolate Mousse, Passionfruit Curd with Toasted Meringue, Vanilla Bean Cream with Salted Butterscotch, Espresso Cream Custard, and Raspberry Cream.
Making this their second brick and mortar store (the first being their Henderson location), it's been a bumpy road leading up to the opening of their Wairau Valley store, with the official grand opening (with plenty of free donuts!) rescheduled for later this month following Auckland's second lockdown.
In the meantime, you can still head into store and pick up any donuts of your choice.
The store sits at 171 Target Road, with neon signage of GrownUp Donuts iconic orange logo to catch your attention. Open Thursday - Sunday, 9am to 5pm (unless sold out prior), you can get your hands on a range of flavours to satisfy your sweet tooth – no pre-ordering required.