These fluffy, soft, melt-in-your mouth homemade doughnuts are not overly sweet and don’t leave tasters with a heavy, greasy feeling.
These are not the run-of-the-mill glazed or jelly doughnuts either.
Ideas for unique doughnut flavors are gleaned from cookbooks, food blogs, friends and family. Basic flavors may include chocolate or vanilla. But true sweet treat foodies anticipate the floral varieties – lavender, rose or orange blossom, for example. Or customers partake in toasted coconut, strawberry shortcake, cookie butter and caramel-chocolate.
Twin sisters Kaitlin and Shannon Galloway are the owners.
Kaitlin’s favorites are the strawberry shortcake, s’more and lavender varieties, while Shannon prefers the classic cinnamon sugar – or “anything citrusy!” A few dozen are baked each morning, which go quickly, but customers can call ahead to pre-order doughnuts to be set aside just for them.
Also offered are Indah Coffee’s nitro-iced coffee and Cannonborough Beverage Company’s sodas.
Extra doughnuts are available daily at The Local Buzz in the Shandon neighborhood as well.
How did Double Trouble Doughnuts get its start?
The name is obvious.
These twin sisters attended culinary school in Charleston. After noticing no true doughnut shops existed in Columbia, outside of the chains, they started their mobile business.
The sisters grew up baking cakes and cookies and learned, through trial and error, what constituted a scrumptious doughnut recipe. The business is open in front of the gift store Nest on Main Street during the week and participates in Soda City Market on Saturdays.
What does the place look like?
The mobile restaurant is whimsically, colorfully painted. A close-up shot of sprinkles serves as a backdrop for some marketing. Doughnuts, large and masterfully glazed, are displayed on plates, and flavors are written on chalkboards.
Who eats here?
“We have the nicest customers,” Kaitlin Galloway said. “A lot of people work in the offices around Main Street, or live in The Hub. Many times, we have people drive here who have come across us on Instagram.”
Deena Bouknight, Special to Go Columbia
Double Trouble Doughnuts
LOCATION: In front of Nest at 1450 Main St., Columbia, or on Main Street at Soda City Market on Saturdays.
HOURS: 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesday-Friday at Nest; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Soda City Market.
PRICES: Around $2 each.
INFO: (803) 814-6103; Facebook; Instagram.