Now Open: PoqetDonuts
Gourmet doughnuts have arrived to Irvine! poqetDONUTS, the first doughnut shop in Orange County to offer customizable doughnuts alongside signature gourmet creations, has just opened at Harvard Place Shopping Center.
Signature doughnuts will change seasonally and currently include: Avocado, Maple Bacon, Campfire, PB & noJ, Cookies & Cream, Strawberry Fields Forever, Pumpkin Spice, Nutella, Tiramisu, Burnt Pistachio, Lemon Meringue – When life hands you lemons, make lemon meringue, Cherry Red Velvet, Blueberry, Black & White, Vanilla Latte, Green Tea, Butter Salt and assorted Vegan flavors.
“Currently, we have the opportunity to customize almost any food, from tacos to pizza, so why not allow the public to create their own doughnut?” asked Fenny Yan, owner of poqetDONUTS, who is also an Irvine resident. “We offer a range of glaze options and toppings to satisfy a variety of palates. I tell my guests if they don’t see something they like, to create something they love!”
Production of doughnuts is overseen by a team with more than 30 years of doughnut-making experience. At poqetDONUTS, the culinary team creates custards, fillings, glazes and batters with the great ingredients to ensure that her doughnuts maintain a level of quality that one would expect in a gourmet shop. The name poqet, pronounced “pocket,” is derived from a folklore story of two best friends who met on a park bench daily to share doughnuts, which were kept in their pockets. The story of these “pocket donut” friends is placed on the wall inside the shop to provide a simple explanation of the name’s origins to guests.
poqetDONUTS is located at 17655 Harvard Avenue, Unit B, in Irvine (at Main). Store hours: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information: 949-932-0800.