Portland, United States
When I told people I was going to Portland for the World Domination Summit people raved about Portland as a food city and told me I absolutely must go to Voodoo Doughnut for a maple bacon doughnut.
I must preface that I am not a dessert person. I’d rather have an appetizer than order something sweet. Cakes and pies just don’t do it for me. However, I have eaten a maple bacon doughnut at Beast Restaurant, where I had the 6-course whole beast meal, and loved it because it was a savory dessert.
I mentally prepared to wait in line.
This was a big deal because I don’t believe in waiting in line for food. There is enough good food in the world we shouldn’t have to wait an hour to get into some trendy restaurant. No food is THAT good.
But Portland is all about Voodoo Doughnuts and so I wait for 20 minutes for the privilege to order a maple bacon donut and I also get a Mexican chocolate donut (chocolate with sugar and cayenne pepper). The verdict?
I had to strategically bite so you could get some of the bacon strip with the overly sweet maple. Unlike at Beast where its chopped all over, this was unnecessarily difficult. I did like the Mexican chocolate doughnut’s spice but it was kind of dry.
Definitely not worth waiting in line.