Sure, there’s Tim Hortons. But what about that whole “fancy donuts” trend that has been so popular in other cities over the past few years? When you’re looking for great donuts (doughnuts!)…or donuts used in great ways…you do have a few options in Calgary.
Here are six fun places to get great donuts in Calgary.
The ultimate in cool donuts, Jelly is Calgary’s icing-topped and hole-y pride and joy. They’ve got a crop of filled, dipped, and cake-style donuts in exciting flavours, along with seasonal specials, and even donut sandwiches.
You’ll find an assortment of delicious doughnuts for sale at this SW Calgary bakery, including doughnuts holes, giant Texas doughnuts, Long Johns, and jellies. Save room for their famous cheese buns.
Address: 19, 3919 Richmond Road SW
At this YYC spot that focuses on global street food-inspired eats you’ll find mini donuts on their dessert menu. Perfect for picking up with your hands and dipping in their accompanying caramel sauce, get a hold of this sweet treat when you’re craving donuts.
Address: #102 – 630 8th Avenue SW
For an Italian twist on a donut, head to the Italian Store to try the sweet sugar-dusted gems they are frying up.
Address: 5140 Skyline Way NE
Here, the donuts are the crowning jewels of this burger-and-shakes joint’s epic milkshakes. Try the Sweet Tooth, a shake topped with, among other things, a sweet donut sandwich. Or go for the Cookie Monster, which is an Oreo-infused shake topped with Oreos and glazed donuts.
Address: 625 11th Avenue SW
Get in touch with this by-order only Calgary bakery to get your donuts by the dozen, in full or mini size. Flavours include Lemon, Cotton Candy, Chocolate, Blueberry, Vanilla Bean, and Cinnamon Sugar. You can also find Pretty Sweet YYC at select area events, too.