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What's the story behind Smoke & Donuts?

Established by Ian and his wife Juliana in 2016, Smoke & Donuts began as a pop-up restaurant. Juliana said “donuts!” and Chef Ian said “yes, and also barbecue!” The pop-up then evolved into a food truck with a full BBQ catering kitchen and smokehouse. Voted one of Orlando’s "Top 3 Food Trucks," it gained popularity roaming around Central Florida before setting up residency at À La Cart. 


Read The Full Story in
Orlando Magazine

Owners of Smoke & Donuts, Ian & Juliana, standing in front of their flagship location on Primrose Drive in Orlando, Florida
A pulled brisket sandwich

The menu, including Ian's 1,121 Road Trip brisket and pulled pork sandwich, is inspired by his travels after high school as a 19-year-old with nothing but his Yamaha Virago motorcycle and a road map.


With no route planned, he left Orlando, stopping at roadside BBQ joints in Texas, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. For ten months, he lived in Comfort, Texas, where his love for low and slow BBQ grew. His journey eventually led him to New York, where he enrolled in The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York where he became a High-Honors graduate of.

In February 2023, Smoke & Donuts® officially opened its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Orlando’s Milk District - back to where it all began. 

Smokin' Hot News!

  • Smoke & Donuts® has been recognized by USA Today among the top ten barbecue establishments in Orlando.

  • Named among the seven best barbecue spots in Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel.

  • Voted “Favorite Mobile Brunch” and "Favorite Food Truck" by Orlando Weekly readers.

  • "Best BBQ Sides" and “Must-Try BBQ Spot” by Orlando Magazine.

  • Best Spots To Score Donuts in Orlando by

  • Winner of the Kona Battle of the Food Trucks multiple years.

The smore-o donut

Address & Hours


601 N. Primrose Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Monday - Friday: 11am - 9pm

Saturday: 10am - 9pm

Sunday: 10am - 8pm


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