Indie Ogden Review: Beyond Glaze
I am a mom, and thereby a believer in all things healthful. I’m constantly on the campaign trail for exercise, good books, fresh air and clean rooms. And of course, nutritious food is at the very top of that list. But I also believe in the need to sprinkle all the healthy stuff with just a little bit of indulgence; sweet moments that just make a person glad to be alive.
It’s for this reason my kids and I have long celebrated doughnut days. Every other week or so, we head down to our local grocery store for some fresh-baked goodness. We not only get to start our day with a treat, it gives us a few minutes before our hectic day starts to talk, one-on-one. Just a little bit of sweetness in an otherwise responsibility-filled week.
So when we heard about Beyond Glaze, a new gourmet doughnut shop, we knew it was kismet. We set aside our morning plans and made for the Glaze.
Having established their business and the original location in Draper, Beyond Glaze has come to downtown Ogden. The shop inhabits one of the older buildings along 24th street, which is exactly what lifetime Ogdenites like me are ecstatic about. The owners have fully renovated the space with warm and simple décor. Painted in creamy tan and deep brown, with mismatched bistro-style tables, the shop feels like one of those cute bakeries in a romantic comedy. I kept waiting for Meryl Streep to bring me a
free pastry sample…
But the second I bit into one perfectly glazed and frosted circle…I forgot all about Meryl. Light and airy, perfectly glazed and topped with a generous smear of creamy orange/lemon frosting, I knew that this doughnut and I shared something timeless. (Man, I really need to lay off the Rom-Coms.) I can only assume my girls felt the same, because it was unusually silent for the next several minutes as their doughnuts ceased to exist.
Beyond Glaze offers 29 mouth-watering flavors, glazed and topped with gourmet frosting. The flavors are varied, unique, and delectable; from chocolate peanut butter and strawberry cream cheese to German chocolate and candy cane. They even have a maple/bacon doughnut, which has been described as “controversial.” Friends, let’s put all differences aside and ask ourselves, is there any more perfect thing than a doughnut topped with bacon?
But here’s the kicker— especially for all you healthy-minded parents out there: All Beyond Glaze’s products are made from all natural flavors and ingredients. This means no preservatives and a lot less calories than your average pastry. They bake small batches fresh all day long, so you’re guaranteed a fresh doughnut no matter when you stop by. They even offer dairy –free flavors for customers with milk allergies.
If the deliciousness of the doughnut wasn’t enough, owner Drew Morgan prepared for me a perfectly frothed cappuccino and delivered it in person to our table. Fresh doughnuts, creamy frosting, cappuccino, happy kids, and *gasp* someone waiting on me?
Now that was a sweet moment worthy of celebrating.
It’s your turn to celebrate! The Ogden Beyond Glaze’s grand opening was yesterday, April 4th!
325 24th Street
Ogden, UT 84020
M – F 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
About Cindy Jones
Cindy is a freelance writer, aspiring author and mother of two young daughters. She was born and raised in Ogden and has been happily married to her first high-school crush for seventeen years. She loves singing, hanging out with her writers group, and analyzing fictional relationships on kids TV shows. You can find her most weeknights staring at her laptop screen and sipping green tea lattes at any of Ogden’s amazing coffee shops.