Lickin’ Good Donuts opens on 119 in Alabaster

Published 5:19 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2019

ALABASTER – Alabaster’s newest guilty pleasure, Lickin’ Good Donuts, opened on Alabama 119 on Monday, July 1.

This is the third Lickin’ Good Donuts location for Yuthvitou Kong who owns the business with his wife. The other two locations are in Clanton and Jemison.

The Kongs first started their business in Texas about six years ago and then moved to Clanton about two years ago where they opened their first store in the area. With the success of their other stores, the Kongs wanted to move into a bigger city to continue growing the business.

Every morning, the husband-and-wife team wake up around 1 a.m. to arrive at the Alabaster shop around 2 a.m. and begin making treats that are baked using made-from-scratch flour. Fresh doughnuts are baked throughout the day. Kong said the last batch is typically made around 3 p.m. daily.

The doughnut shop offers favorites such as glazed, maple bacon, chocolate covered, chocolate covered with sprinkles and a variety of cream and jelly filled doughnuts. Apple fritters, eclairs, donut holes and cinnamon twists are also on the menu.

The menu also includes breakfast options, such as breakfast burritos, croissants with eggs, cheese and a choice of ham, bacon or sausage, and kolaches. Kolaches are type of pastry that’s usually filled with meat, fruit or cheese. The kolaches at Lickin’ Good are filled with Conecuh sausage, sausage and cheese or jalapeno sausage. Available beverages include milk, juice, hot and iced coffee and a variety of smoothies and tea.

In the few days the doughnut shop has been open, the Kongs said they have received positive feedback from the public.

“Every day has been pretty busy, but we’re grateful for the support from the community,” Kong said. “Everyone has been really nice. We hope people will continue to support us so that we can stay here for a very long time.”

Lickin’ Good is open Monday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shop is located at 9330 Alabama 119.