Hole Foods Donut Shop located at 12 W. Mesquite Blvd., #114 serves up 75 dozen donuts, 12 dozen cinnamon rolls and over 40 dozen cookies every day. Customers have had to get there early to grab some of their delicious wares; since opening on July 23, they’ve sold out their assortment of donuts and cinnamon rolls in just three hours. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Hole Foods, located at 12 Mesquite Blvd., Suite 114, is not the health food store that may come to mind when you just hear the name. One step in the door and you’ll realize, first by smell then by sight, that it’s a shop filled with all sorts of sweet, sticky and gooey indulgences; not what you’d call health food, but it is food that may be good for your health.

Imagine beginning your day out on the patio with a hot cup of java, or your favorite beverage, and a warm, freshly baked cinnamon roll, fritter or chewy chocolate chip cookie; doesn’t that just make you smile? Smiling is a sign that you’re happy and happy people tend to be healthier, if you don’t overindulge.

If happiness alone can make you healthy, Mesquite is about to be one the healthiest towns around; since Hole Foods opened on July 23, residents have been very happy.

Chocolate Chip cookies are sold by the single, half dozen or dozen. Hole Foods cookie assortment includes peanut butter and sugar as well as the chocolate chip. Cookies are baked to perfection with a crunchy outside and a soft, gooey inside. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Social media is all a buzz on how fabulous the newly opened shop is. They have gooey cinnamon buns, a small assortment of donuts and cookies.

Mesquite has waited a long time for a bakery, but owner Paige Anderson wants residents to know that it’s strictly a donut shop, not a full-fledged bakery. They don’t have any intentions of being anything but a donut shop; they don’t sell breads, cakes or other types of baked goods.

If you want to try their wares, you need to be one of the early birds. Anderson said they begin their day with 75 dozen donuts, 12 dozen cinnamon rolls and 40 dozen cookies. The donuts and cinnamon rolls have been selling out by 8:30 a.m.; the shop opens its doors at 5:30. Three hours is the standard time they’ve been allowed to keep inventory on the shelves, they sell out of the donuts and rolls right away but busy kitchen bees keep the cookies coming.

Anderson says they hope to have the cookies available into the afternoon hours and there is always coffee or soft drinks available throughout the day. When it comes to other wares, once the donuts and rolls are gone, they’re gone and they’re not making any more until later that night when “It’s time to make the donuts” for the following day.

Hole Foods is open Monday through Saturday from 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m. but of course, if you want those sweet sticky cinnamon buns or wonderful fritters, you better get there at opening.