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. Our creative glazes, toppings, and fillings are made in house. 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 comes from central North Carolina's Lindley Mills and Asheville's Carolina Ground. Our antibiotic and hormone free eggs are from Asheville's Farside Farms. Our milk is delivered in a milk truck by Farm to Home Milk Delivery service. 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 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 many of our doughnut names refer to Asheville and Western North Carolina attractions and landmarks.
French Broad Chocolate Lounge icing. Buxton Hall smoked bacon. The Rotating Tap. The Orange Peel. . Whether you're local to Asheville or a visitor looking for a taste of our fine city, you'll love our delicious and fun Vortex Doughnuts.
And the coffee....as methodically sourced and earnestly prepared as the doughnuts. Our sister company 1000 Faces Coffee out of Athens GA is regionally roasted, directly sourced, award winning deliciousness. We hope you'll have a cup, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask any of our superbly trained baristas.
Fruits & Berries
apples, asian pears, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, figs, grapes, kiwis, melons, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, strawberries, paw paws, raspberries, nectarines, watermelons, wineberries
Meat, Fish & Fowl
beef, bison, chicken, turkey
Dairy & Eggs
butter, cheese, yogurt, eggs, milk, goat cheese, duck eggs
Nuts & Seeds
pecans, sunflower seeds, walnuts
honey, juice, sorghum molasses, dried fruits, vinegar, pesto, corn meal, maple syrup
See this listing in the Online Local Food Guide.