Meet Daniel and Margarita Tes, the owners of The Local Donut! The husband-and-wife duo come from a family of donut makers and have been telling their story through donuts since 2016. Located in the heart of Scottsdale, The Local Donut serves a variety of classic, handcrafted donuts with unique flavors and creative touches.

Our Kindness Team is out at your favorite dispensaries this fall treating budtenders with tasty donuts from The Local Donut! Be sure to keep an eye out for them at our best dispensary partners around the valley!

We had the opportunity to chat with owners Daniel and Margarita, and got to know them a little better! Keep reading to learn more about their journey as business owners…

What inspired you to create The Local Donut?
Besides carrying on this long lineage and family history of donuts, there was this inspiration to tell our own story through donuts. The donuts, and the art itself is a vehicle. The journey of our lives and the families and people surrounding it, which includes everyone who supports it from the inside and out, IS what makes businesses like us great. We’re only on the surface level and early stages of telling this story. We’re excited to keep this journey going, to create, to show and create this culture as we want and know it should be.

Is there any advice you could give to young entrepreneurs looking to start their own food business?
Do you. It’s cliche and said over and over again by all the greats in ANY industry. Whether it’s food, sports, music, directing, acting, comedy, etc… you have to find your own voice. Even if your voice or what you’re trying to do or say isn’t 100% you yet, and you feel like you’re still learning, just keep chipping away, faking it till you make it. You are the taste maker. You know what “tastes good.”

The Local Donut is located at 3213 N. Hayden Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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