The company’s founder, Russell A. DiGilio, opened the very first Duck Donuts in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Now, franchised spots dot the east coast and southeastern United States, in addition to locations in Ohio and Tennessee.
We stopped by the Green Brook location early on a Sunday morning. The shop was humming with customers customizing their vanilla cake donuts. There’s a convenient order form so guests can take some time to create a unique treat. The efficient and friendly Green Brook team makes the tasty doughnuts happen.
Start with a coating like powdered sugar, chocolate icing, peanut butter icing or glaze. You can add toppings that include shredded coconut, sprinkles, or bacon pieces. Then add a drizzle like salted caramel, raspberry or hot fudge. We enjoyed one with maple icing and bacon bits and one with chocolate icing and salted caramel drizzle. There’s a nice selection of premium coffee available to enjoy with your doughnut creation. We like that there are endless combinations that will make you want to return again and again. You can take donuts home or relax in the shop’s nice seating area.
A little nutritional information: Each doughnut is about 210 calories, without toppings. The vanilla cake variety is fried in a soy-based shortening and contain the key ingredients of wheat and corn flour, soybean oil, non-fat dry milk, egg yolks and beta-carotene.
Duck Donuts fans will appreciate the fun line of gift items available like t-shirts, coffee mugs, and rubber duckies.
215 Rt. 22 East