Dough­nuts and booze at Habit Dough­nut Dis­pen­sary

The Denver Post - - FEATURES - By Allyson Reedy, The Den­ver Post By Allyson Reedy Habit Dough­nut Dis­pen­sary dough­nuts ($2.50 each): 1553 Platte St., Den­ver, 720-428-8565; habit­dough­nuts.com; Sun.-Tues. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 7-12 a.m.

It’s not of­ten that I take shots of le­mon vodka with my dough­nuts. It’s also not of­ten that I’d be will­ing to pay $2.50 for a dough­nut and $9 for a shot.

But when it’s push­ing 100 de­grees out­side and you’re walk­ing around the steam­ing con­crete of down­town with two preschool­ers, you do what you’ve gotta do. This is sur­vival mode, peo­ple.

The dough­nuts and spir­its came from Habit Dough­nut Dis­pen­sary (not that kind of dis­pen­sary). What the store pur­vey­ors in­tended, I think, was for the shots of al­co­hol to be in­jected into the dough­nuts. That’s well and good for their mostly child­less clien­tele, but for my­self and my fel­low mom that day, we opted to just take the liquor straight, thank you very much.

The dough­nuts, al­though cer­tainly ex­pen­sive, were de­li­cious. Most have a brioche dough base with dif­fer­ent gar­nish­ings on top. I tried the choco­late ganache, the bruleed malted milk glaze and salted caramel top­pings. They were all su­per rich, but not as rich as the one­pound cinnamon rolls, which looked worth a trek back.

Just not on a 100-de­gree day with two preschool­ers in tow.

Brook Trexler Pho­tog­ra­phy, Pro­vided by Habit Dough­nut Dis­pen­sary

Get your dough­nuts with a side of whiskey at Habit Dough­nut Dis­pen­sary.

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