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Portland's Iconic Voodoo Doughnut Expands to Austin’s Dirty Sixth

What will their Austin doughnuts be like?

Voodoo Doughnut's new Austin location
Voodoo Doughnut's new Austin location
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Voodoo Doughnuts, the mega-popular sweets shop from Portland, will come to Austin this year, according to Community Impact. The doughnut institution will take over the former Bourbon Girl at 212 East Sixth Street in the heart of Dirty Sixth. They applied for a sign permit on March 9. The Oregonian reported last year that the Austin bakery is expected to open in June.

This will be Voodoo’s fifth location in the U.S., and their second outside of Oregon. They announced the new locale without a specific city named last December. The expansion also extends to overseas with 12-20 planned stores in Asia, including flagships in Tokyo and Taipei this year, as noted by The Oregonian last year.

The company is known for their signature crazy flavors of sometimes strangely-shaped doughnuts, like the namesake voodoo doll, the Captain My Captain with Cap'n Crunch cereal, the Maple Blazer Blunt, and a racy bachelorette party-ready one, too. The Oregonian previously explained that the new stores will have their own special doughnuts in stock, which probably means some sort of barbecue/Tex Mex sweet for the city. All stores are open 24/7 and are cash only. Voodoo already has a line of novelty doughnut-flavored beers with Oregon-based brewery Rogue Ales, which should go over well in downtown.

Eater Austin reached out to Voodoo Doughnuts for more information.

(H/t to CultureMap)

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