Does anyone really know how to spell donuts? Or is it doughnuts? Let’s be honest, no one really cares about the spelling (well except maybe the English teachers out there), what we care about is the eating! Donuts found at your local drive-thru have probably solved the occasional fried-cake craving but the doughnuts we are talking about here are next level. These freshly made, unique ingredient combo treats are out of this world and worth the drive to get a half-dozen or so.
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Donuts / Doughnuts in Metro Vancouver:
Boca Grande Donut Shop
Open only Friday – Sunday (and only remaining open until they sell out) Boca Grande Donut Shop offers up some seriously memorable donuts. Check out the Brownie Batter, Cereal Killa, and Netflix and Chill.
Address: 106 – 4841 Delta Street, Delta
Gourmet Donuts & Coffee
The outside of this establishment certainly doesn’t scream gourmet donuts. But don’t let looks deceive you. Hidden inside the glass doors are goodies packed full of flavour and taste. Offering a wide selection of freshly made donuts, every day, there are oodles of choices.
Address: 20999 88 Avenue, Langley
Royal City Donut
You need to plan ahead if you want to get your hands on Royal City Donuts as they are accepting only online orders. Royal City’s creations are unique thanks to their bread – it’s a European brioche style that’s half-bread and half-pastry. The batter is packed full of eggs and butter but surprisingly low in sugar. But don’t worry with toppings such as Brown Butter Toffee and Ferrero Rocher, you won’t notice an absence of sugar in the dough.
Address: 5279 Still Creek Avenue, Burnaby
Harmony Donut Shop
The decor and ambiance of Harmony Donut may be unconventional but the taste of their creations is right on the money. Made fresh, every day. Delicious old fashioned cake donuts, frequently served warm from the fryer. With 30+ years in business Harmony clearly knows how to make a good donut.
Address: 2945 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Honey Doughnuts & Goodies
An institution in North Vancouver, Honey’s has been serving families in Deep Cove since 1996. Lines have been known to form outside the shop with people eager to try their one-of-a-kind donuts.
Address: 4373 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
Outpost Mini Donut Company
Made fresh daily, the Outpost has become a destination spot for gourmet doughnut seekers. The classic flavours – cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, chocolate with sprinkles, vanilla with sprinkles, and Canadian maple with sprinkles – are always available. But you really want to check out their rotation of seasonal favourites which might include Boston Cream, cheesecake, salted caramel, and more.
Address: #110, 12240 Second Avenue, Richmond
Black Tiger Coffee
Talk about a hidden secret! Black Tiger Coffee is known for their cuppa joe but insiders know they are worth visiting for their donuts too! Flavours change all the time but you can sometimes catch a glimpse of maple brownie, peanut butter and jelly, cookie monster, and the FAVOURITE Homer Donut.
Address: #110, 19255 Fraser Hwy, Surrey
Donuts made fresh every day which means sometimes your favourite treat may not be available. All donuts are made from scratch every day. Cartems offers vegan and gluten free options as well as the provide of 0% trans-fat and not stabilizers or pre-mixes (clearly that’s donut-speak for super tasty and not full of utter garbage). Check out their yeast, cake, and speciality donuts. The London Fog and Blueberry Mint look mighty appealing!
Address: 534 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Address: 2190 Main Street, Vancouver
Address: 3040 West Broadway, Vancouver
Since 1987 Duffin’s – a family business – has been serving donuts to Vancouver families. Their menu is basic – fitters, apple turnovers, and regular donuts – but the taste has people coming back for more! They are also one of the few places you can satisfy your donut craving at both 6am and 11:55pm, 7 days a week.
Address: 1391 E 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Serving handmade classic donuts since 1979! The donuts available every day vary, but all donuts are made fresh, from scratch, in this mom and pop shop. Lee’s offers up yeast, vanilla cake, and chocolate cake donuts in a wide variety of flavours.
Address: 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver (inside Granville Island Public Market)
Made fresh daily, the doughnuts are crafted from scratch with no frozen products. Check out the Early Grey Lavender Bismark, the Mulberry Old Fashioned, and for those with food sensitivities you may appreciate the vegan-gluten-friendly baker’s dozen.
Address: 2902 Main Street, Vancouver
Address: 2198 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Address: 689 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Brioche donuts, dipped donuts, old fashioned donuts… all in amazing flavours. I’m pretty sure I hear the Dark Chocolate Pudding brioche donut calling my name!
Address: 223 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Established in 1993 Swiss Bakery is celebrated for their creation of the frissant – a cross between a fritter and a croissant. But don’t worry if you are looking for straight-ahead donuts, Swiss Bakery has those available for consumption as well.
Address: 143 E 3rd Avenue, Vancouver