I’ve become something of a deal hunter over the last few months, and I came across a special on DealsThatMatter.com for a place called Beyond Glaze, a donut (or doughnut, if you prefer) shop I’d never heard of. Ever one to try new things, I snagged the deal and set off to try a new Utah donut shop.
And let me just say, holy crap, these are some incredible donuts! Easily some of the best I’ve had. Better than Krispy Kreme, better than Daylight Donuts…heck, these might be the best donuts I’ve ever had, which is very, very cool. Even cooler though is the story behind this place.
Beyond Glaze is a family business, founded by the Grandpa of the family. He used to own a construction business, but when the recession hit and the housing market took a tumble, he decided to get out and do something else…and somehow that led to really awesome donuts. Well, I never thought I’d say this, but yay for the recession!
Before going, I read a few reviews to get a feel for Beyond Glaze, and most of what I read was quite positive. The few negatives cited the fact that these are “just” glazed donuts with some toppings. Well, my friends, there is no such thing as “just” a glazed donut! Having made donuts on numerous occasions, I can tell you that making a perfect glazed donut is an extremely difficult thing to do…and these were truly perfect glazed donuts.
They have over two dozen different flavors, with more appearing all the time. On this particular trip, I sampled the following varieties:
Slobbering yet? You should be 🙂
All of these donuts were fantastic, but I had favorites 🙂 The Maple Bacon was, hands down, the best donut that I have EVER tasted. Maple frosting, candied bacon pieces…seriously, I’ve always said bacon makes everything better, and this just proves it!
The Nutmeg donut was my second favorite, and a close second at that. I love nutmeg, and this had an incredible flavor and aroma, as any great food should. Even my wife, who hates nutmeg, loved this donut.
And, coming in third was the Blueberry Torte. Killer donut, especially with the crumbly bits.
I really wanted to try their Peach Cobbler donut, and the Apple Crisp donut, but I guess this place is super popular and sells out fairly early in the day. If you want the best donuts, show up early 🙂
They have 2 locations, one in Draper, and one in SLC proper. You can view donut varieties and contact info online at BeyondGlaze.com
You can also follow them on Twitter @BeyondGlaze
If you want to call in an order to make sure you get the donuts you want, the phone number is 801-571-2309
The Draper location is here:
And the SLC location is here: