Best donuts in Vancouver you need to try at least once

Jun 2 2023, 10:00 pm

There are a lot of great donuts to be found in this city.

No longer just a stale treat relegated to diners or fast-food chains, the donut has become an artisanal, finely crafted baked good in its own right, with entire shops dedicated solely to its perfection.

From deep-fried and fruit-filled to sprinkled or rolled in sugar, here are our picks for where to find the best donuts in Vancouver.

Lucky’s Doughnuts

Lucky’s Doughnuts makes a variety of treats in inventive flavours. They’re made from scratch daily and pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea. We’re especially partial to Lucky’s sourdough donut.

Address: 2902 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-872-4901

Address: 2198 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-420-4901

Address: 689 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-4905

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Their There

 

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Their There offers a menu of savoury breakfast and lunch options along with a ton of sweet treats. The cafe is especially well-known for its array of highly coveted mochi donuts in a range of flavours, including blueberry pancake cruller, White Rabbit, and London fog.

Address: 2042 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-8828

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Lee’s Donuts

 

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Lee’s Donuts is one of the most iconic spots in the Vancouver donut scene, having been operating in the Granville Island Public Market since 1979. Lee’s sticks to the classics when it comes to donuts, with varieties like honey, chocolate glazed, and sugar-rolled. The apple fritter is as big as your hand and only costs $4.

Address: Inside Granville Island Public Market — 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-4021

Address: Willowbrook Mall, 19705 Fraser Highway, Langley
Phone: 236-990-0808

Address: Honeydip Studios & Merchandise Shop (on Granville Island), #109 – 1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver

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Mochido

 

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Mochido specializes in premium mochi donuts, selling its treats from both its location in South Vancouver (where it operates out of Commissary Connect, offering pick-up only) and at the Richmond Night Market. The donut shop makes varieties like strawberry Nutella, dragonfruit lychee, and matcha.

Address: 107-8811 Laurel Street, Vancouver

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Mello

 

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Here you’ll find old-fashioned donuts and brioche donuts in flavours like cereal milk, Nutella-stuffed, Earl Grey, and black sesame.

Address: 223 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-3556

Address: 4635 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-263-3556

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Cartems

 

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Cartems is a no-brainer when it comes to donuts in Vancouver. We love the Earl Grey variety made with loose-leaf tea and topped with rose petals. You’ll find tons of vegan and gluten-free options here as well.

Address: 534 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-708-0996

Address: 2190 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-707-1114

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Honey Doughnuts & Goodies

 

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While not exactly in Vancouver, Honeys is in the Lower Mainland and is, unarguably, a must-try spot. Celebrities like Kate Winslet and Shay Mitchell have been spotted grabbing these Deep Cove goodies. People line up to get their hands on these ‚Äď the perfect sweet treat after kayaking in Deep Cove or completing the Quarry Rock hike. Choose from the honey, maple, cinnamon sugar, or chocolate flavours.

Address: 4373 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-929-4988

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Harmony Donut Shop

 

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Harmony’s donuts are best served warm and freshly baked. These cake-style donuts satisfy a sweet tooth and are available with neon-coloured icing and multi-hued sprinkles.

Address: 2945 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-987-0525

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Duffin’s Donuts

 

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Awake at 4 am and craving a donut? Head to Duffins. Open 24 hours a day, this spot has been serving up old-school donuts for over 30 years. With more than 50 different kinds of donuts, you’ll definitely find something here to satisfy your sweet tooth, but the most iconic variety of the bunch is the sprinkle-topped donut.

Address: 1391 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-325-5544

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Cream Pony

Donuts and fried chicken? Yes, please! This North Vancouver spot is absolutely worth a visit to the Quay, with flavours like strawberry glazed with dehydrated strawberry dust, as well as Creamsicle, and blueberry cardamom.

Address: 111 E 1st Street, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-770-0177

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Zilla’s Donuts

 

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This donut shop operates a location in Abbotsford, with a new one coming to Chilliwack soon. Head here for fun flavours like Turtle, Yummy Gummy Peach, Limerita, and more, including seasonal options and stuffed donuts.

Address: 2807 Maple Street, Abbotsford

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Oohlala Donuts

 

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Newly opened in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood, Oohlala offers donuts in varieties like Tutti Frutti (with Fruity Pebbles cereal), classic chocolate dipped, and Cookie Monster.

Address: 4406 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver

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