The Texas gulf takes you back to your childhood—when you are there, all your healthy eating habits somehow get cast aside. Forget smoothies—in the Port Aransas/Rockport area, all you want to nosh on is something satisfyingly old school, and Rockport Donuts will test your determination to have just one. Located in an understated building, befitting its simple fare, the business always draws a crowd. Made fresh daily, their large menu of doughnuts includes everything from jelly to glazed to cream-filled, but their biggest sellers are the cherry fritters and bear claws. If you are staying in town, order two dozen (most customers do), and they will deliver them to your door for free.