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A Late Night Fried Dough Fix At Dallas’ Glazed Donut Works

Afterparty doughnuts at 11 p.m. on a Saturday

Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Welcome to the photo series Eater Scenes, in which photographers visit some of the world's great food sites to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, photographer Kathy Tran visits a favorite late night food haunt, Glazed Doughnut Works in Dallas.

Doughnuts are so much more than a breakfast food. Sure, they're a great way to start the day, but these pillowy, deep-fried delights are also a killer way to stave off a hangover. Which is exactly why Glazed Donut Works in Dallas's Deep Ellum neighborhood throws open the doors from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. every weekend.

Surrounded by music venues on all sides, concertgoers beeline to Glazed Donut Works after a show to soak up the booze with a donut grilled cheese or perhaps a rich, vegan-friendly Coconut Coconut doughnut. Of course, purists will also find plain glazed doughnuts that are equally up to the task.

On Saturday nights, the line wraps around Glazed Donut Works as patrons listen to the buskers on the street, make friends out of strangers, and, of course, eat that delicious fried dough. Eater photographer Kathy Tran scoped out the bustling scene at 11 p.m. on a Saturday night.

Glazed Donut Works

2644 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226 214 741 2275 Visit Website