This Saturday November 14th at 9am, Orange County's first customizable doughnut shop, poqetDONUTS based in Irvine will grand open its doors to the public. poqetDONUTS also features a variety of unique, signature doughnuts, including vegan options. On grand opening day, the first 100 guests in line will receive a FREE doughnut, and 10% of sales for the day (from 9am -4pm) will benefit the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial support and enrichment programs for the students of the 33 schools in the Irvine Unified School District.

poqetDONUTS owner Fenny Yan, an Irvine resident, wanted to offer the public the option to customize doughnuts since there's a variety of other customizable food options such as tacos and pizza. Yan along with a team combining more than 30 years of doughnut-making experience uses great ingredients to create custards, fillings, glazes and batter, ensuring the highest quality of gourmet doughnuts.

Signature doughnuts will change seasonally and currently include:

Avocado - Green is the new black.
Maple Bacon - The main reason we are not vegetarians.
Campfire - Let's roast some marshmallows and party S'more!
PB & noJ - Peanut Butter makes everything Peanut Better.
Cookies & Cream - These are like people - the good stuff is on the inside.
Strawberry Fields Forever - If you are what you eat, get ready to be delicious.
Pumpkin Spice - One more excuse to have pumpkin-flavored everything.
Nutella - Spread love as thick as you would Nutella.
Tiramisu - This authentic Italian inspired recipe will have you saying, "Ciao Bella!"
Burnt Pistachio - The reason everyone should own a blow torch.
Lemon Meringue - When life hands you lemons, make lemon meringue.
Cherry Red Velvet - Life is too short to say no to Red Velvet, especially if it's glazed with cherries!
Blueberry - You can't buy love but, you can buy doughnuts, and that's kind of the same thing.
Black & White - I want someone to look at me the way I look at black & white cake.
Vanilla Latte - Life is better buzzed.
Green Tea - I love you so Matcha!
Butter Salt - Abs are cool, but have you had our butter salt doughnuts?
Vegan - Strawberry, Blueberry, and other options available select days

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.


17655 Harvard Avenue, Unit B, in Irvine (at Main) or call 949-932-0800

Sunday-Thursday: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Grand Opening Day, November 14th, the store will open at 9 a.m.

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