March 29, 2023

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Donut Palace opens in Aggieville

Colourful donuts are lined up in a show case on the new Donut Palace location in Aggieville. (Allison Greenback | Collegian Media Group)

A brand new donut store has popped up simply in time for the vacations. The Donut Palace opened at 706 N eleventh St. in Aggieville final month to a crowd of donut lovers clamoring for the traditional childhood favorites. These donuts are gentle and fluffy treats that make the perfect breakfast.

It’s no shock that Michelle Sir, the proprietor, has a ardour for donuts.

“I like the colours,” Sir stated. “I like to dip them within the colours after which sprinkle the sprinkles. They style good, particularly within the winter with espresso.”

Sir stated it hasn’t at all times been her dream to personal a donut store. She was born in Cambodia and got here to the US after she married, the place she settled in Texas together with her husband. She stated it was there she took a job at a donut store and developed her magic contact. Her boss, impressed, provided her the possibility to purchase an already established store in Abilene, Kansas. In 2014, she stated she jumped on the probability.

Sir stated it wasn’t lengthy earlier than she had a loyal clientele constructed up. She had prospects who drove over from Junction Metropolis routinely, even asking her to open different places. After three years, she gave in and expanded to Junction Metropolis.

Individuals drove in from so far as Manhattan on Sundays to get donuts, Sir stated. Quickly they have been urging her to develop once more, this time to Manhattan.

“They preserve saying, ‘come open the shop in Manhattan as a result of your donuts — nobody can do the identical,’” Sir stated.

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The brand new Donut Palace location in Aggieville presents an assortment of raised yeast and cake donuts. (Allison Greenback | Collegian Media)

After surviving the pandemic and guaranteeing her store in Junction Metropolis was operating easily, Sir started the method of opening her store in Aggieville. Sir stated she loves having a location in Manhattan due to her prospects.

“They assist me lots,” Sir stated. “I actually admire the folks in Manhattan. I like them a lot.”

The donuts are made recent every day. Sir and her husband, Kevin, begin making the donuts at midnight. They’re made in Junction Metropolis and introduced over, as her store in Manhattan isn’t arrange for cooking on website. 

“We’ve got a variety of work to do as a result of we make [the donuts] recent each day,” Sir stated.

Her choices embrace normal raised yeast and cake donuts in a wide range of flavors. She additionally makes previous fashioneds, lengthy johns, bear claws, twists, apple fritters, cinnamon rolls and the ever-popular donut holes. She additionally presents sausage rolls and croissants and plans so as to add burritos quickly. Espresso, milk and sizzling chocolate are provided to enhance the pastries. 

Sir stated she desires prospects to know her merchandise are reasonably priced and scrumptious.

“I need everyone to be joyful as a result of they’re actually low-cost and everyone can eat them,” Sir stated. “I’m from a poor nation and it’s actually necessary to me.”

The Donut Palace is open Monday via Saturday from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, her hours are 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.