Calling all donut lovers: you’re in luck, because we’ve got the best donuts in Toronto for you right here.
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Donut or doughnut? It doesn’t matter, as long as they resemble fresh, homemade grease-dipped works of art. Whether you like to keep things vanilla, or you’re down for donuts dressed like an Oreo-fudge sundae, there’s something out there for everyone. Here’s our list of the best donuts in the city, vegan options included.
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Glory Hole Doughnuts
Location: 1596 Queen St W
Glory Hole Doughnuts has been serving up fresh, handmade donuts since 2012. Their menu changes seasonally to utilize as many local products as possible. Donuts are available in yeast, cake, or vegan form, and this season’s flavours include hibiscus, banana hazelnut, and lemon thyme cream.
Location: 374 Royal York Road
This Etobicoke institution has been perfecting the art of baking for nearly fifty years. Having recently toyed with the idea of downgrading their donut selection (emphasizing quality over quantity), you can rest assured that variety will always be a top priority. While you’re there, visit the gelato bar and throw a dollop of nocciola (hazelnut) between two chocolate dips.
Emma’s Country Kitchen
Location: 810 St Clair Ave W
Emma’s is not just a popular brunch spot — it’s also known for serving up delicious baked goods, most famously their biscuits and donuts. One look at this restaurant’s Instagram account will leave you salivating for a bite.
Location: 2590 Yonge St
Uncle Betty’s famous donuts are made inhouse daily. This spot likes to keep it simple with classic cinnamon or powdered sugar, however, special brunch donuts are available on the weekends. Past brunch donuts have included donut ice cream sandwiches and cookies and cream donuts, just to give you an idea.
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Location: 2188 Queen St E
Tori’s Bakeshop is an organic, all-natural donut location that serves up donuts of all sorts, including gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and refined sugar-free. Treats are baked fresh daily and among their most desirable donut offerings is their party cupcakes, which come with a mini donut on top.
The Rolling Pin
Location: 1970 Avenue Rd
The Rolling Pin provides an elegant touch to your traditional desserts. Their menu includes gourmet donuts, wedding cakes, cupcakes, macarons, pies, and cookies, so finding something to suit your fancy won’t be difficult. Everything on the menu is served in an artful design, so you may feel like your donut is too pretty to bite into (don’t worry, the feeling will pass in two seconds).
(Photo by Scott Ableman via Flickr)