Showing posts with label reno foodies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reno foodies. Show all posts

Friday, December 9, 2022

A Surprising Place in Reno to Get Tasty Donuts & Delicious Breakfast Sandwiches 24/7


Business Snapshot

Jelly Donut is a local donut shop in Midtown Reno that offers tasty donuts and breakfast sandwiches at affordable prices.  This shop is open 24/7 and is run by a nice family.

Their jelly donuts are the jam!

It's hard to miss this shop while making a trip to Midtown.  If you're one of the people that have been wondering about Jelly Donut, wonder no more.

Jelly Donut is legit, with friendly service, fresh and tasty donuts, and hot and tasty breakfast sandwiches.  

It's incredible that we have a donut shop that's open 24/7.  Late night/early morning cravings?  No problem!  

Why is this shop so surprising to me?  It's outdated.  You'd think you were on a movie set taking place in the 1950s.  Let's just say that this is a great "don't judge a book by its cover" example.

Outdated shop, but don't be deceived.  They have yummy food!  People are always here buying boxes of donuts to-go.

Every single donut I've tasted from here was really good and I love that they're not too big and have just the right amount of sweetness.  They have that traditional yeast flavor everyone loves from a good donut and will keep you coming back for more.

You must try their lemon-filled jelly donut.  The sweetness of the glaze with the freshness of the jelly paired with the right amount of moist dough makes for a great treat.

For an option that's not too sweet, try their Hawaiian style donuts called Malasadas: donut balls filled with jam and coated with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.  They are bit more chewy with a bread like texture and not as sweet as their traditional donuts.  Like their jelly donuts, the jelly fillings in their malasadas are super fresh tasting.  Try their guava filled with powdered sugar.  Malasadas are a great alternative for people watching their sugar intake and are the perfect treat for children.

Lemon filled jelly donut, glaze, plain old-fashion (from left to right).  All yummy.

If you're the type that doesn't accept donuts on their own as a complete breakfast, you'll have all of your traditional breakfast sandwiches to choose from.

Bread: croissant, sliced bread, bagels
Protein: bacon, sausage, egg, tuna, ham, turkey
Veggies: lettuce, onion, tomato
Condiments: mayo, mustard, black pepper

Their croissants are made in house and make the best breakfast sandwich when paired with a nice and fluffy egg, gooey cheese, and meat of your choice.   

Croissant, egg, & cheese breakfast sandwich. Yum!  They make a nice and fluffy microwaved egg.  Sandwich served hot.

I tried their bacon, egg, and cheese croissant and love that they give a decent amount of bacon that's not too salty and fatty.  

I also tried their tuna sandwich and loved it.    

Classic tuna salad with onion, lettuce, & tomato on a bagel.  Everything was fresh and yummy.


If you're looking for a great spot for donuts and breakfast sandwiches, you can depend on  Jelly Donut 24/7 to help fulfill your donut, breakfast, and lunch needs (yes, you need these foods in your life).

Friendly service and great tasting food @ great prices.

Know of any other rad hole-in-the wall places in Reno?  If so, please let me know on Instagram.  I'll make sure to check them out and show them some love.

*They have coffee, juice, milk, smoothies, and boba available.  The time I visited, they didn't have boba on hand.
*If you're looking to complete the meal with good quality coffee, head around the corner to Magpie Coffee Roasters (1-2 minute walk).
*DoughBoy's Donuts is still the best, but this is another great option around the Midtown area.  I prefer Jelly Donut over Sprinkles and Donut Bistro.

Categorized Under "Good Eats" ---> "Donut Shops"

©Katherine Fung

*All opinions are my own.  Information subject to change.  Please check in with business for latest updates.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Rice Box Kitchen — Wonderful Thai Style Fusion Comfort Food That Will Keep You Coming Back for More in Reno, Nevada

You must try this Shabu Shabu Hot Pot

490 S Center St, 
Reno, NV 89501

Rice Box Kitchen is one of Reno's top Midtown restaurants, celebrated for its Asian-inspired, flavorful, and comforting cuisine. The restaurant is known for its fun and frequently changing specials, fun events and tastings, along with phenomenal and welcoming service.

Like many other discoveries, Yelp led me to Rice Box Kitchen.

I called in one day and placed an order for one of RBK's Thai-style signature dishes - KHAO MUN GAI - Poached chicken skinless chicken thighs over coconut, ginger and garlic rice served with soybean chili sauce. Quality ingredients were cooked to perfection and served in a harmonious and comforting way. At first taste, I found the meal to be comforting and irresistibly addictive. The coconut rice was amazing. I could eat it all by itself and when paired with perfectly cooked chicken and super fresh and flavorful housemade sauce, it made for the perfect meal.
Also available are high tea dim sum and Shabu Shabu, a Japanese-style meal where thinly sliced meats and other ingredients are cooked in a pot of boiling broth at the table and served with a dipping sauce. Both options are absolutely delicious. In addition to comforting food, the drinks and desserts here are amazing and essential to complete your meal. For dessert, you can enjoy mochi cakes in a variety of flavors. Mochi cakes are Japanese style desserts made from glutinous rice flour that has a chewy & addictive flavor that one can never get enough of.

Rice Box is part of Yelp's top 100 restaurants in the nation, rightfully earned. I hope you make it out and get a taste of this delicious food for yourself.

Perapol is the small business owner behind this amazing food and one of the nicest, most hardworking people I know. He puts in big effort every day toward his business with passion, a smile, and the intent to provide the best possible experiences for his guests. It's refreshing to see such passion in town.
Rice Box Kitchen is located in Midtown, a special part of Reno that has developed so much over the years and has become one of the coolest and most unique spots to hang out, dine, shop, and explore.

Notes: -Menu Variety: Perapol keeps his menu interesting and changes things up occasionally (e.g., Shabu Shabu, High Tea Dim Sum). -Fresh Ingredients -Reno-Tahoe Magazines: You can get Reno-Tahoe magazines here. This magazine is the best foodie guide and showcases all our local businesses. -Limited Availability: Some dishes may run out by the end of the day. Call to double-check what's available. -Cash Savings: Save when paying with cash. -Vegetarian-Friendly: Offers vegetarian options, including tofu. -Explore Midtown: Midtown is dense with so many amazing local bars, shops, and restaurants. -Amenities: Restroom with a baby changing table available. -Parking: Come early for parking. Metered parking out front and free neighborhood parking if you're willing to walk a couple of blocks.
Lavender chocolate mochi bars.

*Information subject to change.  Call in for the latest updates and/or follow RBK on Instagram.

Categorized Under "Good Eats"--->"Thai"