Full Review and What To Expect at Everglazed
Forget the diet! Happiness, donuts and coffee go hand in hand. Lucky for us, Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew is now open in Orlando. With a tagline like “Happiness Glazed Here” they’re ready to bring us to our happy place with scrumptious donuts, iced coffees and more.
We definitely need more smiles in our lives right now. A few bites and sips and guaranteed you’ll be smiling – even laughing – in no time. Blame the sugar high. (I did!)
“All your worries go away when you have a donut in your hand. Donuts make people happy.”– Mike Crave, Everglazed
I was invited to a media preview of Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew a few days after their opening on January 6th to get a first look. They’re still tweaking some things and adapting to the strong demand (over 1,500 donuts sold per day on their first 2 days!) All opinions shared here are my own. As you know, I only share with you experiences and products I love to inspire you to go #MakeSomedayHappen one delicious bite, sip and trip at a time.
Let’s dig in!
Where To Find Epic Donuts at Disney?
Looking to satisfy your donut cravings at Disney? While you can find epic cupcakes galore around Disney and they just landed the best cookies on the planet with local Gideon’s Bakehouse, Everglazed fills the need for over the top donuts in the Walt Disney World Resort.
Just head to Disney Springs West Side. You’ll find Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew right next to Splitsville Luxury Lanes, off the west entrance and exit of the Orange Parking Garage. (Note this access point is currently not used as an entrance due to Disney’s increased health & safety measures and controlled entrance checkpoints.)
Time To Make The Donuts.
Stand at the window and watch the gorgeous cake and yeast donuts made fresh from scratch. They’re glazed and decorated with all sorts of sweet toppings in the open kitchen right before your eyes. Then step around the corner and inside to choose your fresh treat.
Everglazed is the first foray into quick service from the owners of Splitsville. It’s “Florida Born and Glazed” so you’ll have to come to Orlando to enjoy because you can’t find Everglazed Donuts anywhere else in the world!
Donuts are made fresh daily in limited quantities, so get there early. Orders are limited to 2 dozen per person to make sure everyone can get their hands on these sweet creations.
But don’t worry. If you want donuts for breakfast, or breakfast for dinner, the full menu including donuts and breakfast sandwiches (more about those in a bit!) are available all day. Current hours are 9am – 10pm but be sure to check schedules online for any changes.
Classic and Instagrammable.
If you’re a fan of classics, check out “The New Classics” on the menu. Of course there’s glazed and chocolate iced, vanilla and strawberry with sprinkles.
My advice is go bold when you visit Everglazed Donuts. The Blueberry Cake, a favorite for Managing Director Mike Crave, has received rave reviews for its classic cake texture and nuanced flavor. I will be trying that one on my next visit.
The vibrant Purple Glazed Ube (pronounced ooh-beh) – made with the Philippine purple sweet potato – was my favorite in the classic category. Not quite “classic”, it’s more hipster with a dense pillowy texture, vegan glaze and glittery sugar topping. Compared to the other more over the top decadent creations you can say it’s got a classic simple elegance. It’s also quite Instagrammable, completely vegan, and less sweet than the others.
Happiness For Cereal Lovers.
Kids, and kids at heart, who love sugary cereals will absolutely scream for the cereal topped donuts and cereal flavored milks on the menu. You’ll find Fruity Pebbles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Both tasted just how you might remember enjoying a bowl and slurping the leftover sweet milk while watching Saturday morning cartoons. (I know, I’m dating myself here.)
Fruity Pebbles has a light strawberry flavor from the strawberry icing and is fully coated with the colorful cereal. The cereal was crunchy too which was a nice surprise. A winner!
If you love cinnamon, you’ll swoon for the Cinnamon Toast Crunch. A cinnamon iced donut topped with a generous mound of cream cheese frosting, Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and cinnamon sugar. Cinnamony goodness!
Say Hello To The Funky Bunch at Everglazed Donuts
Marky Mark would approve of this sweet Funky Bunch! In this collection you’ll find donuts topped with your favorite candy bars, cookies and decadent flavor combos.
For Oreo fans, get the Oreo Supreme, featuring a vanilla iced donut topped with crushed Oreos, vanilla frosting and an Oreo cookie. This one was quite sweet and was more cream than cookie with the flavor of the famous cookie filling being predominant. I would have liked more of the chocolate cookie notes.
Mounds Coconut Dream is for the coconut lovers! A coconut almond iced donut topped with toasted coconut, chopped Mounds, cream cheese frosting and a drizzle of vanilla icing. Loved the toasted coconut on top. This one was dreamy. A drizzle of dark chocolate on top may have put it over the top for me!
If you think Nutella is the best spread ever! the Nutella Bella is filled with loads of Nutella cream and topped with chocolate icing and chopped hazelnuts. This was the only Funky Bunch I didn’t get to try so it’s on my list for the next visit. I love cream filled donuts.
The Most Epic Flavor Combos
If, like me, you think chocolate and peanut butter is the best flavor combo ever, then don’t miss the Peanut Butter Explosion. A chocolate iced donut topped with peanut butter chips, crushed Reese’s Cups, a huge dollop of chocolate peanut butter frosting and a whole Reeses Cup on top. Peanut butter flavors were just as predominant as the chocolate which was wonderful. This is more dessert than breakfast, it’s pure decadence and no surprise it’s a top seller.
You can also get this donut paired with a Reese’s Nitro – a nitro cold brew concoction with peanut butter and vanilla syrup, chocolate drizzle and crushed Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I loved the nitro cold brew but next time will ask to dial down the amount of syrup. For reference comparison, I normally do this at Starbucks also. I like to taste the coffee more than the syrups.
For an epic flavor combo, get the Maple Double Bacon. My top favorite donut of the day! A maple iced donut loaded with crispy candied bacon. The bacon was perfectly meaty and had great texture. The saltiness nicely contrasted the sweet maple flavor.
The Managing Director shared they are meticulous about wanting to offer the best donuts around, so don’t be afraid to share your feedback with them if something isn’t quite right. Case in point, when they realized the bacon was making the donut soggy, one of the pastry chefs came up with the brilliant idea of making candied bacon instead. Who doesn’t like candied bacon? Truly a brilliant move.
Get Caffeinated with Cold Brew & Coffee at Everglazed!
Take your pick of cold brew or nitro iced coffee to turbo charge your day. Add your choice of milk, creams, sweeteners and syrups. Everglazed offers whole, skim, soy and oat milk and all the popular flavors of syrups such as salted caramel, white chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, cinnamon bun and peppermint.
Create your own or choose a Cold Brew Classic creation. I normally drink vanilla lattes so I chose the Vanilla Hazelnut Cold Brew. It was a winning combo. Next time as I mentioned above, I will ask for less syrups to tone down the level of sweetness. That’s just my preference. I think anyone who loves those sweet coffee drinks at other national chains would really like this one.
Spiked Coffee Cocktails, Because Why Not.
While on vacation, there are no rules. If you want a little something something to boost your coffee in the morning, Everglazed serves up cold brews blended with wine based cordials for a unique coffee cocktail. They are lower in alcohol but provide the flavors you expect in rum, amaretto and other popular spirits.
Choose from Strawberry Mocha with rum cordial, Mochalada Mudslide with rum and chocolate cordials and pina colada mix. Spiked Cinnamon Toast with Irish Cream and Cinnamon cordials. Little Italy with Amaretto cordial and wedding cookie crumble (sounds yummy!). Or the house favorite Glazed & Confused with rum, vanilla and coffee syrups topped with a Maple Double Bacon Donut. (I’m definitely ordering this one next time!)
The Biggest Surprise On The Menu: The Sandwiches!
While Everglazed Donuts is undoubtedly tailor made for those with a sweet tooth, the biggest surprise on the menu are their savory options. The sandwiches do have a touch of sweetness as they’re served on a deliciously soft and lightly toasted sweet bun. And if you truly can’t resist the donuts, level up by subbing the bread for a griddled glazed donut for $1 more.
The Breakfast Sammie, reminiscent of what you’d get at a breakfast diner, with two fried eggs topped with American cheese and your choice of bacon or chicken sausage was beautifully executed. I got it with crispy bacon. It’s available for breakfast all day long. There aren’t many options for quick serve breakfast at Disney Springs so this is a great choice.
The Funky Chicken with a perfectly crispy yet juicy fried chicken breast topped with tangy ranch slaw, a drizzle of BBQ sauce, (not so) spicy mayo and B&B pickles was so good I didn’t want to share it. I would have added more hot sauce because I’m a fan of everything spicy. But this sandwich was packed with flavor. The biggest surprise of the day!
Other sandwich options include The B&G Burger, Classic Egg & Cheese, and The Grilled Cheeeeeeese with oodles of cheese! Pair sandwiches with loaded waffle fries topped with chili, queso, bacon, scallions, cilantro and sour cream.
Where To Enjoy Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brews
Wondering where to enjoy your Everglazed creations? After you pick up your items at the counter, there are a few tables inside but it’s one of the socially distanced tables in their outdoor “donut garden” you’ll want to snag. It’s a cute area with “grass” and twinkling lights. And once the renovations at Splitsville across the way are complete, it will be much more lively.
Or, if you prefer a more open, relaxing and socially distanced spot, head over to the West Side Dock area behind House of Blues. It’s right by the water and quite peaceful, especially early mornings. Picnic perfect.
Everglazed is Made for Sharing!
Everglazed donuts are pretty big. In fact, normal donuts can be 3 to 3.5 inches. At Everglazed they’re 4.5 inches and built really high! Sandwiches are also quite filling and coffees are 16 – 24oz. While prices are on the higher end compared to your typical Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts, the menu items are big enough to share (whether you want to or not is another story!)
Donuts range in price from $4.50-$5.50, sandwiches are $6-$13. Save $3 on half dozen and $6 on a dozen donuts. Get a variety, cut them up and share.
Dessert For Breakfast. Any Time.
The donuts at Everglazed, especially The Funky Bunch creations, are more dessert than breakfast. Enjoy one after lunch or dinner or as a snack to power your strolling around Disney Springs. And do get some to take back home or to your hotel room. I was so pleasantly surprised the donut’s texture held up very nicely the next day.
Expect Everglazed Donuts to add new seasonal flavors for special events and holidays. As they’re still in the opening phase, menu items may be tweaked so the pictures and menu shown above is subject to change. The good news is you can see the product before you buy it so go ahead and eat with your eyes!
Positive Community Impact.
In addition to the surprising explosion of flavors, the best surprise was the positive community impact. It’s wonderful to see businesses, especially food businesses in the attractions area, opening in the midst of this pandemic. It gives me hope we will soon see more visitors safely enjoying Orlando.
Everglazed and their parent company, Millennium Restaurant Group, are committed to providing a great product for locals and visitors to enjoy. Their goal is to “stay safe and keep moving forward”. In addition to Everglazed they’re in the process of expanding Splitsville and opened a new restaurant, JOTORO in Tampa.
Adding jobs in the community is a big deal, especially with the high number of layoffs in our area due to the reduced number of visitors and events. Everglazed was able to hire some of the Disney pastry chefs who had been laid off, so you know your donuts are made by talented pros who know how to bring you magic.
So far, Everglazed has added 45 jobs but that could grow based on the demand they’ve already seen, which exceeded expectations.
That’s something to be really happy about!
What You Need To Know About Disney Safety Before You Go.
Disney Springs is still following strict health and safety guidelines. All visitors are required to go through a security and temperature screening check point in the parking lot. It is recommended to arrive early as parking lots have been known to reach capacity, especially on weekends. Once the parking garages are full, guests will no longer be able to park and visit Disney Springs.
Masks and appropriate face coverings are required at all times, unless you are stationary while eating and drinking. So no walking around while blissfully sipping away on your cold brew.
Lastly, social distancing markers are found on the floor in any areas where cues are required, such as standing in line at Everglazed. So don’t let your daydreaming excitement for these treats get in the way of paying attention to the markers to keep your distance from others in line.
How To Order Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew?
Currently guests will stand in a socially distanced line outside and be allowed into the store as capacity allows to pick up your order. You can scan the menu QR code with your smartphone so you can plan your order before you get to the counter. A virtual cue and mobile ordering is in the works and should be introduced soon.
Everglazed Donuts are Insta Worthy.
The folks of Everglazed know donuts are a social phenomenon! They’ve created donuts and coffee creations that are not only drool-worthy gorgeous, they actually taste great too. Their bright colors and fun branding plus the features in the store are screaming for you to take a picture – and share it! Pose in front of the Everglazed Donuts Wall or the lawn wall. Be sure to tag them on social #Everglazed.
Will you be visiting Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew at Disney Springs? Let me know your favorites and what you want to try first.
Go indulge in an Everglazed donut and cold brew coffee. A sugar high and a shot of happiness is guaranteed!
Disclosure: I have been hosted as a media guest for promotional purposes. I am under no obligation to share this post. As always, all opinions are my own. I only share with you products and experiences I love to inspire you to safely get together with family and friends, celebrate life, and go #MakeSomedayHappen one delicious bite, sip, and trip at a time! You can read more about my guidelines in my disclosure policy. Cheers!