The Best Doughnut Shops in Toronto
In case you haven’t heard, June 2nd is National Doughnut Day, which is the perfect excuse to forego your diet and seek out sweet treats in the name of celebrating a “national” holiday. From classic beloved glazed doughnuts to gourmet maple-infused bacon doughnuts, you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings at our ten favourite doughnut shops in Toronto.
Three types of doughnuts are made fresh everyday, with a large selection of flavours to make your head spin. Glory Hole is doughnut heaven. Flavours change from season to season, all of them creative and tantalizing. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another doughnut shop that sells lemon ricotta cake doughnuts or a toast n’ butta yeast doughnuts.
All doughnuts, icings, fillings, custards and jams are made from scratch and filled with love. Each day brings a new roster of quirky flavours with equally quirky names like the One Night Stand and Pucker Up Sucker.
If their wide selection of gourmet donuts haven’t impressed you, the fact that they recently won Food Network’s TV show Donut Showdown should convince you to visit. If you’re looking for award-winning, high quality doughnuts, this is the place to go.
Each batch of donuts is prepared fresh by pastry chefs and bakers using organic, locally-sourced ingredients. Whether they’re dipped, filled, or cake-style, all of them contain sugary goodness. Their menu changes from day to day so you’ll never tire of their selections.
You no longer have to scour the city to find vegan-friendly donuts. Through Being Cool make vegan treats in house every day, including batches of Instagram-worthy donuts.
There’s no brand more iconic than Krispy Creme in the donut world. It flourished for over 75 years and is still a popular stop for the classic glazed donut and other melt-in-your-mouth flavours today. You can find these budget-friendly treats at their shops across the city and on National Doughnut Day, they’re actually free.
At SanRemo Bakery, doughnuts come in all shapes and sizes (mini, regular, jumbo). Though their menu stays constant, there’s still an overwhelming 25 flavours to choose from. The drive out to Etobicoke is worth the drive, trust us.
You don’t have to go out of your way to find these donuts, they come to you! At festivals, amusement parks, sports games or the CNE, you’ll usually be able to spot the blue and while donut mobile without trouble. Tiny Tom Donuts are bite-sized, sugary, and portable, and are the perfect accompaniment for when you stroll around the festive grounds. When they’re not popping up, you can find their permanent location in Markham.
This cafe & bar serves more than eggs Benny and booze; they’re also home to a rotation of award-winning vegan doughnuts. What better way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon than sipping mimosas and fried vegan dough treats?
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Lisa is a journalism student at Carleton University and an aspiring travel writer. When she’s not struggling with writer’s block, she loves hitting up the hottest foodie spots around the city and taking photos of everything.