National Doughnut Day rolls around each year on the first Friday in June.
Unlike some arbitrary food days, this time-hounoured tradition has been celebrated since 1938 in honour of those who served doughnuts to soldiers during the first World War.
In Toronto, some bakeries and cafes are serving up special features, while others are offering freebies, and/or accepting donations for charity.
See where to celebrate National Doughnut Day in Toronto right here:
The Italian bakery on Royal York has got big plans for the big day. Look forward to doughnuts encasing whole Crunchie and Caramilk bars plus dulce de leche fritters. Pre-orders accepted until Wednesday, May 30 at 7 pm.
Address: 374 Royal York Road, Etobicoke
National Donut Day at this recently relocated bakeshop is a big deal. The winner of Doughnut Showdown is launching right never before seen flavours including a choco-chip cannoli, Oreo cheesecake-stuffed, Nutella Rice Krispie square (stuffed with marshmallow fluff), pineapple upside down, Dunk-a-roo, bruleed key lime, brown butter caramel Cornflake, and Nutella Party. Pre-order by Wednesday, May 3 by 4 pm via email otherwise its first come first served.
Address: 1970 Avenue Road, Toronto
Stop in at any participating Krispy Kreme Canada location for a choice of any doughnut on the menu for FREE. No conditions apply.
Address: 400 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Address: 215 Harbord Street, Toronto
Address: 164 McCaul Street, Toronto
Address: 5920 Mavis Road, Mississauga
Phone: 905-826-2166 x4
The doughnut specialist in Parkdale will be giving away 100 free buttermilk cake doughnuts set with an edible GHD logo topper as well as other goodies while supplies last.
Address: 1596 Queen Street West, Toronto
Two Toronto locations will be giving away mini doughnuts on Friday plus donating 10% of sales from its special happy face doughnuts to the Salvation Army.
Address: Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Unit c320, Toronto
Address: 376 College Street, Toronto
This sweet treat maker is serving up Glory Hole doughnut ice cream sandwiches as well as a milkshake called the D.R.E.A.M (Donuts Rule Everything Around Me) described on the menu as a “vanilla milkshake topped with mini donut heaven.”
Address: 131 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
The doughnut shop on The Danforth is breaking out feature flavours for their specialty kabobs. Look forward to special flavours including, blueberry lime, caramel salt and peppa, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Address: 713 Danforth Avenue, Toronto