Doughnuts are one of Vancouver’s favourite treats.
And with so many awesome local makers of our favourite round dough treats, how could they not be?
If you want to cram your doughnut hole with these doughy, deep-fried, filled, sprinkled, and sugary treats, here are 10 must-try doughnut shops in Vancouver.
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As part of the Parallel 49 coffee chain, Lucky’s Doughnuts makes a variety of these treats in interesting flavours. These delicious baked goods are made from scratch daily, and pair perfectly with a steaming hot cup of coffee. Try their most popular doughnut, the apple bacon fritter.
Address: 2902 Main Street, Vancouver
Address: 2198 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Lee’s Donuts are the OG of the Vancouver doughnut scene and have been operating in the Granville Island Public Market since 1979. Lee’s sticks to the classics when it comes to doughnuts like their honey, chocolate glazed, and sugar rolled. Their apple fritter is as big as your hand and only $4.
Address: Inside Granville Island Public Market- 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Cartems really stepped up the doughnut game in Vancouver when they started as a small pop-up shop in 2013. With three outposts, they’ve become a staple in Vancouver and you definitely need to check them out and eat one (or many) of their doughnut offerings. Try the earl grey doughnut, made from earl grey and topped with flower petals. This joint offers “stuffies,” vegan, and gluten-free options too.
Address: 534 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Address: 2190 Main Street, Vancouver
Address: 3040 West Broadway, Vancouver
While not exactly in Vancouver, Honeys is in the area and 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 one of these rings, and their the perfect sweet treat after kayaking in Deep Cove or completing the Quarry Rock hike. Choose from their honey, maple, cinnamon sugar, or chocolate flavours.
Address: 4373 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
At Gluten Free Epicurean everything is hand-made and absolutely gluten and soy-free. They also make nut-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan baked goods and foods to satisfy any allergy or dietary restrictions so you don’t have to deprive yourself. The doughnuts at this shop come in various flavours like apple, Boston cream, and a wide range of others. You can visit their shop or find their goodies in multiple spots around Vancouver.
Address: 633 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver
Harmony’s doughnuts are the best when served warm and freshly baked. These cake-style doughnuts are great for satisfying those with a sweet tooth and they come complete with neon coloured icing and multi-hued sprinkles. Check out Harmony’s on the North Shore and get a hold of one of these delectable goods.
Address: 2945 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Awake at 4 am and craving a doughnut? Head to Duffins. Open 24 hours a day they’ve been serving up old-school doughnuts for over 30 years. With over 50 different kinds of doughnuts you’ll definitely find something here to satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure to try their sprinkle topped doughnut.
Address: 1391 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver
This one’s more of an honourable mention, but Vancouver has Swiss Bakery to thank for their frissant. This delectable delight is a cross between a flaky, soft croissant and a fritter doughnut. Sweet and soft, you can’t go wrong with one of these and they come in a variety of flavours like coconut, salted caramel, lemon mojito, cookies n creme, and many more.
Address: 143 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver
Breka makes their doughnuts fresh at any time of the day or night. Open 24 hours a day you can head here any time to get your sweet treat. With three locations that never close, you should head here to get a Boston cream, apple fritter, or a classic dipped doughnut.
Address: Various locations in Vancouver
The owners of this vegan doughnut company deliver their creations anywhere from Abbotsford to North Vancouver, and they also do events and weddings. For orders, you can contact Dipped Doughnut Co via email at [email protected] – and then patiently await your handcrafted treats.