5 Places Across Canada to Grab Irresistible Donuts

Donuts are the perfect grab-and-go mid-day snack and, admittedly, there are an overwhelming amount of choices these days, ranging from the classic Tim Horton’s to gourmet joints.

Whether you’re craving a ring of fried dough that’s dipped, glazed, or dressed with decadent sweets, this list will point you in the direction of Canada’s best deep-fried and pillowy donuts for some pure indulgence.

49th Parallel (Vancouver, BC)

This specialty coffee shop offers rotating donut flavours that include classics like the cinnamon sugar old-fashioned and French cruller, as well as seasonal introductions like the mulled wine old-fashioned and apple cider bismarck.

Sample one of their consistently best-selling donuts, the crème brûlée, which is a yeast donut filled with silky vanilla pastry cream, and enveloped in crunchy torched caramel. Order their donuts ahead of time online to guarantee your selection because they sell out quickly.

Address: 689 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC + 2 locations. @49th

Doughnut Party (Edmonton, AB)

With two locations in the city due to growing popularity, this gourmet donut joint started by selling its creations at Edmonton’s farmer’s markets.

Their yeast-risen donuts are light and fluffy, with vegan and flavour options like strawberry dip, maple Long John, and Boston cream. With an ever-changing selection of creative flavours, Doughnut Party keeps their fans regularly coming back for more.

Address: 11980 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton AB & 9610 76 Avenue, Edmonton AB. @doughnutparty

Grand Donuts (Winnipeg, MB)

Having taken over a former Robin’s Donuts, Grand Donuts offers fresh-made donuts alongside a menu of Vietnamese staples, like banh mi and pho.

Its selection of flavours includes walnut crunch, and vanilla dip, though the favourite among frequent visitors is the apple fritter. Grand Donuts also makes giant donut cakes, perfect for celebrating with fried dough connoisseurs.

Address:271 Grassie Blvd Unit 2, Winnipeg, MB @grand_donuts_cafe

DoughNats (Montréal, QC)

Best known for their bite-sized donuts, the menu at Montreal-based DoughNats brims with creative flavours that rotate up to four times per year.

Crafted with natural and wholesome ingredients, these rings of dough are lightly fried and consistently made throughout the day to ensure freshness. Each yeast-risen donut sports a punny name, like Cereal Killer, which is topped with childhood favourite cereals, and Don’t Be Cruel, a vanilla glazed cruller.

Address: 5325 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, QC. @doughnatsmtl

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SanRemo Bakery (Etobicoke, ON)

This family-owned Italian bakery has been operating out of its suburban Etobicoke location on Royal York Road for 40 plus years, gracing the community with drool-worthy pies, cannoli, gelato, and donuts.

Sample the donut panini, a plain donut stuffed with a heaping scoop of gelato, put briefly in the panini press, and drizzled with Nutella and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Address: 374 Royal York Rd, Etobicoke, ON @sanremobakery

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