On June 1, CityWalk Hollywood invited Inside Universal to a Voodoo Doughnut tasting event where we were able to sample the many varieties of exotic and delicious doughnuts.
Voodoo Doughnut originated in Portland, Oregon and have opened seven stores across the United States since, with the CityWalk Hollywood venue being the first in the state of California. With over 60 different types of doughnuts, Voodoo Doughnut offers something for everyone; including vegan options and the Hollywood Cream, created especially for Universal CityWalk.
Fans of incredible coffee will be glad to know this location serves Stumptown Coffee; and according to the Universal press release, brews from the “first-ever pink Stumptown espresso machine.”
When asked what separates Voodoo Doughnut from your run-of-the-mill doughnut shops, Voodoo Doughnut founder Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson says, “We were the first to put bacon on a maple bar; I’d like to say that.” Co-Founder Tres Shannon mentions “We run a circus, and it’s our circus. We don’t run a doughnut shop.” Both founders wanted to make sure everyone knows that “good things come in pink boxes, and the magic is in the hole.”
“The arrival of Voodoo Doughnut to Universal CityWalk coincides with the destination’s ongoing revitalization.” said Karen Irwin, President and COO, Universal Studios Hollywood.
This addition comes on the heels of CityWalk’s largest transformation since its opening in 1993. With the recent additions of Margaritaville, Blaze Pizza, Dongpo Kitchen, the massive remodel of Universal Cinema, and the soon-to-open Mini Monster; Universal Studios Hollywood has once again made CityWalk Hollywood the go-to destination in Los Angeles, and provides the perfect compliment to the ever-growing Studios theme park next door.