Above all else, we want Vortex Doughnuts to be the best tasting doughnuts that you’ll ever eat. Ours are not your average KK, DD, or supermarket doughnuts. Vortex Doughnuts are hand-made throughout the morning with fresh, high-quality, ingredients. Our yeast doughnuts are just heavenly and we think our cinnamon-sugar yeasts are perfect in their simplicity and goodness. Our cake doughnuts have a little heft and are moist and creamy with a bit of crunch on the outside. We have great-tasting gluten-less doughnuts, too. Our creative glazes, toppings, and fillings are made in house, from scratch. And, we don’t just do sweet – look for our savory doughnut choices that are perfect as a light meal or as a late-night snack. At Vortex Doughnuts our goal is to elevate the basic doughnut to something spectacular, a doughnut that’s so tasty it’s worth eating…and talking about.
Whenever possible, and sometimes when it’s seemingly impossible, we source our ingredients locally and responsibly. Our flour is from Lindley Mills located in central North Carolina. Our eggs come from several nearby organic, free-range, farms. Our buttermilk is delivered by Farm to Home Milk Delivery service. And, our secret ingredients? Well, all we can say is that they’re from several neighboring southern states. We especially love to use seasonably fresh fruits from local farms and you’ll find us shopping at the area farmer’s markets looking for that perfect ingredient. Most everything we use is organic and sustainable. Now, as hard as we try, not every ingredient can be local. But, when those raw ingredients we need are only grown or produced in a far-away land, we try as best we can to purchase them from local suppliers to “keep the money close to home.”
Being named Vortex Doughnuts we love to be a little creative and fun. You’ll find that many of our doughnut names refer to Asheville and Western North Carolina attractions and landmarks. Some have cute plays on the letter “O” or a reference to something twisted. Our goal is to have the taste of each doughnut be reflected in its unique name. We won’t simply dip a doughnut in a fruity breakfast cereal and call it “Loopy” — that’s too easy, and Yuk! But, we will top our Paris of the South doughnut with a piece of French Broad Chocolate made just a stone’s throw from our shop. We’ll use an Asheville brewed beer and locally made malt in our Rotating Tap doughnut. And, our Raspberry Goat? Well, you’re just gonna have to stop in and try it. We think our sometimes obvious, and sometimes subtle, naming and flavor twists will make both you and your taste buds smile.