When Cambodian born Saran Ing arrived in Houston, Texas he established himself in the fried confectionary arena and learned the ins and outs of perfecting the pastries that we refer to as doughnuts (or donuts).
In 2001, he purchased a donut shop in Kilgore, Texas. A couple of years later he set up several shops in east Texas and spread the knowledge to family members so they could have jobs and in turn help him operate his businesses. He made his way east and established operations in Shreveport and Winnsboro, Louisiana before settling in lower Alabama. With the purchase or an existing business, Lickin Good Donuts, Ing acquired locations in Mobile, Saraland, Bay Minette and Foley and has most recently opened his newest shop in Fairhope.
The day starts incredibly early for Saran and his crew. They start the process at 2am making everything in house and fresh daily. When the doors open at 5am the display case is filled with a fabulous variety of donuts including glazed, iced, cake, filled, powdered, topped and the fun favorite – holes (you can’t eat just one!). They also make
eclairs and apple fritters in addition to their savory kolaches that showcase such items as Conecuh sausage, boudin, cream cheese and jalapenos. Lickin Good Donuts also has a variety of biscuits and croissants that are great for a grab and go breakfast. Stop by and
grab an assortment and you’ll see why they often have a line out the door! Lickin Good’s hours are 5am until 2pm daily.
Lickin Good Donuts • 110 Eastern Shore Shopping Center, Fairhope • (251) 270-8990
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