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Google Is Giving Away Free Voodoo Doughnuts on Rainey Street

Plus a chance to win a Google Home Mini

Rendering of the pop-up
Rendering of the pop-up
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Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Google has chosen to celebrate the launch of its new Google Home Mini by opening a free doughnut pop-up on Rainey Street. This version of tech giant’s home assistant is the size of the fried sweet, thus the pop-up.

Voodoo Doughnut will be providing the pastries for the event, with flavors to be announced later. It will be held at 80-82 Rainey Street, starting at noon on October 21 and ending at 8 p.m. on October 22. All attendees will receive two doughnuts, and a lucky few will have the opportunity to win a Google Home Mini. Doughnuts are the only treats offered — the company calls it B.Y.O.C. (bring your own coffee).

The company is partnering with different bakeries across the country for the event, which is happening in 11 cities around the country (Austin is the only Texas outpost). While the Google Home Mini will not be for sale at the event (it can be bought at, the company promises “plenty more surprises inside.”

Update, October 17, 9:00 a.m.: Google confirmed the doughnut flavors at the event, including a vegan option:

  • Sprinkle cake
  • Mexican hot chocolate
  • The Homer (raised ring dipped in strawberry icing with sprinkles)
  • Sprinkle cake (vegan chocolate)