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13 Places In Vancouver To Stuff Yourself With Donuts

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Can there be anything more quintessentially Canadian than a love of donuts? Vancouver is home to some delicious varieties and fried dough fanatic and author of The Chocolate Tasting Kit, Eagranie Yuh knows them all. Here now, her guide to the city's best.
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No matter how you spell it, doughnuts/donuts are delicious. Glazed and sprinkled, or speckled with sugar? Sweet or savoury? Low-end or highbrow? Without further ado, we present—in no particular order—the Vancouver donut map.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Honey Doughnuts & Goodies

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4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver
BC V7G 1L1, Canada
(604) 929-4988
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On any given weekend morning, you’ll know Honey Doughnuts by the line snaking out the door. Plain donuts are anything but—think serious dough, hot from the fryer, bathed in honey syrup. If that’s not enough for you, get a maple- or chocolate-glazed.

2. Harmony Donuts

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2945 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 987-0525
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What makes Harmony donuts so good? Maybe it’s the shop’s four-plus decades of practice. Light, not the least bit greasy, and insanely addictive, these donuts will knock the socks off even the most jaded critic. Bonus: the shop is full of wacky memorabilia, from KISS figurines to a mounted stag’s head.

3. Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria

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6011 Hastings St, Burnaby
BC V5B 1R8, Canada
(604) 299-8002
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Generally better known for its pizza, Cotto Enoteca also makes a mean bombolini. These puffs of dough aren’t just fun to eat—they’re fun to say.

4. Yolk's Restaurant & Commissary

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1298 E Hastings St, Vancouver
BC V6A 1S6, Canada
(604) 428-9655
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Beloved food truck opens bricks-and-mortar location. Offers extensive breakfast menu that has line-ups around the block. Adds beignets to said menu. Serves beignets with salted caramel dipping sauce and a dusting of icing sugar. Pandemonium ensues.

5. New Town Bakery & Restaurant

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148 E Pender St, Vancouver
BC V6A 1T3, Canada
(604) 689-7835
Already famous for their insanely addictive apple tarts, New Town Bakery also sells a plain Chinese-style donut. It’s little more than deep-fried dough dusted in sugar, but when it tastes this good, who cares? [Image via foodpunk.ca]

6. Cartems Donuterie

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534 W Pender St, Vancouver
BC V6B 1V3, Canada
(778) 708-0996
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Credit Cartems with bringing the gourmet donut craze to Vancouver. Their new digs on Pender Street features a milk bar, and the donuts that made them notorious: Earl Grey, lemon, and of course, Canadian whiskey bacon. Heads up, vegans and gluten-shunners: you can get your fix at Cartems.

7. Lee's Donuts

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1689 Johnson St, Vancouver
BC V6H 3R9, Canada
(604) 685-4021
There’s a reason Lee’s Doughnuts has been at Granville Island Public Market since it opened: they make some of the city’s best. You won’t get fancy-pants flavours here, unless you count their cult-status pumpkin cake donuts—only available in October.

8. 49th Parallel & Lucky's Doughnuts

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2198 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
BC V6K 1N6, Canada
(604) 420-4901
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Thanks to the team at 49th Parallel, you can now have a doughnut every bit as illustrious as your coffee. The coconut Bismarck puts Boston Cream to shame, and the square, filled PB&J tastes like the school lunch you wish you’d had as a kid.

9. Edible Flours

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2280 W Broadway, Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 734-8351
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Veganism doesn’t mean a life of carrot sticks and cashew cream, at least not when there’s Edible Flours. It’s a vegan bakery first, with plenty options for the gluten-free, wheat-free and soy-free. Being virtuous has never tasted so good.

10. Swiss Bakery

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143 East 3rd Ave, Vancouver
BC V5T 1C7, Canada
(604) 736-8785
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What do you get when you cross a fritter and a croissant? Frissant, of course. Vancouver’s answer to the cronut craze can only be had at Swiss Bakery, in classic vanilla or a rotating list of other flavours. Get there early or be disappointed.

11. Congee Noodle House 粥麵館

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141 E Broadway, Vancouver
BC V5T 1W1, Canada
(604) 879-8221
Congee fans will be familiar with Congee Noodle House, which specializes in the soupy rice that is either beloved comfort food or glorified gruel. Ja leung is a popular accompaniment: a long, savoury donut wrapped in rice pastry, garnished with green onions, and served with hoisin sauce. [Image Jenn Li/Flickr]

12. Duffin's Donuts

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1391 E 41st Ave., Vancouver
BC V5W 1R7, Canada
(604) 325-5544
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It’s the most unlikely of combinations: donuts, Mexican tortas (sandwiches), bubble tea, Vietnamese treats. But it works so well that we’re not going to ask why. Just enjoy.

13. Outpost Mini Donuts Company

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110 - 12240 2nd Ave, Richmond
BC V7E 6k3, Canada
(604) 448-0005
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The benefits of the mini donut can’t be overstated: they’re perfect for the indecisive eater and they’re just so darn cute. At Outpost Mini Doughnut Co, you can mix and match to your heart’s delight. Coconut, Boston Cream, Canadian Maple, or plain old cinnamon-sugar?

1. Honey Doughnuts & Goodies

4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L1, Canada
On any given weekend morning, you’ll know Honey Doughnuts by the line snaking out the door. Plain donuts are anything but—think serious dough, hot from the fryer, bathed in honey syrup. If that’s not enough for you, get a maple- or chocolate-glazed.
4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver
BC V7G 1L1, Canada

2. Harmony Donuts

2945 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
What makes Harmony donuts so good? Maybe it’s the shop’s four-plus decades of practice. Light, not the least bit greasy, and insanely addictive, these donuts will knock the socks off even the most jaded critic. Bonus: the shop is full of wacky memorabilia, from KISS figurines to a mounted stag’s head.
2945 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
BC, Canada

3. Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria

6011 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5B 1R8, Canada
Generally better known for its pizza, Cotto Enoteca also makes a mean bombolini. These puffs of dough aren’t just fun to eat—they’re fun to say.
6011 Hastings St, Burnaby
BC V5B 1R8, Canada

4. Yolk's Restaurant & Commissary

1298 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1S6, Canada
Beloved food truck opens bricks-and-mortar location. Offers extensive breakfast menu that has line-ups around the block. Adds beignets to said menu. Serves beignets with salted caramel dipping sauce and a dusting of icing sugar. Pandemonium ensues.
1298 E Hastings St, Vancouver
BC V6A 1S6, Canada

5. New Town Bakery & Restaurant

148 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3, Canada
Already famous for their insanely addictive apple tarts, New Town Bakery also sells a plain Chinese-style donut. It’s little more than deep-fried dough dusted in sugar, but when it tastes this good, who cares? [Image via foodpunk.ca]
148 E Pender St, Vancouver
BC V6A 1T3, Canada

6. Cartems Donuterie

534 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V3, Canada
Credit Cartems with bringing the gourmet donut craze to Vancouver. Their new digs on Pender Street features a milk bar, and the donuts that made them notorious: Earl Grey, lemon, and of course, Canadian whiskey bacon. Heads up, vegans and gluten-shunners: you can get your fix at Cartems.
534 W Pender St, Vancouver
BC V6B 1V3, Canada

7. Lee's Donuts

1689 Johnson St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada
There’s a reason Lee’s Doughnuts has been at Granville Island Public Market since it opened: they make some of the city’s best. You won’t get fancy-pants flavours here, unless you count their cult-status pumpkin cake donuts—only available in October.
1689 Johnson St, Vancouver
BC V6H 3R9, Canada

8. 49th Parallel & Lucky's Doughnuts

2198 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N6, Canada
Thanks to the team at 49th Parallel, you can now have a doughnut every bit as illustrious as your coffee. The coconut Bismarck puts Boston Cream to shame, and the square, filled PB&J tastes like the school lunch you wish you’d had as a kid.
2198 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
BC V6K 1N6, Canada

9. Edible Flours

2280 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Veganism doesn’t mean a life of carrot sticks and cashew cream, at least not when there’s Edible Flours. It’s a vegan bakery first, with plenty options for the gluten-free, wheat-free and soy-free. Being virtuous has never tasted so good.
2280 W Broadway, Vancouver
BC, Canada

10. Swiss Bakery

143 East 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1C7, Canada
What do you get when you cross a fritter and a croissant? Frissant, of course. Vancouver’s answer to the cronut craze can only be had at Swiss Bakery, in classic vanilla or a rotating list of other flavours. Get there early or be disappointed.
143 East 3rd Ave, Vancouver
BC V5T 1C7, Canada

11. Congee Noodle House 粥麵館

141 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W1, Canada
Congee fans will be familiar with Congee Noodle House, which specializes in the soupy rice that is either beloved comfort food or glorified gruel. Ja leung is a popular accompaniment: a long, savoury donut wrapped in rice pastry, garnished with green onions, and served with hoisin sauce. [Image Jenn Li/Flickr]
141 E Broadway, Vancouver
BC V5T 1W1, Canada

12. Duffin's Donuts

1391 E 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC V5W 1R7, Canada
It’s the most unlikely of combinations: donuts, Mexican tortas (sandwiches), bubble tea, Vietnamese treats. But it works so well that we’re not going to ask why. Just enjoy.
1391 E 41st Ave., Vancouver
BC V5W 1R7, Canada

13. Outpost Mini Donuts Company

110 - 12240 2nd Ave, Richmond, BC V7E 6k3, Canada
The benefits of the mini donut can’t be overstated: they’re perfect for the indecisive eater and they’re just so darn cute. At Outpost Mini Doughnut Co, you can mix and match to your heart’s delight. Coconut, Boston Cream, Canadian Maple, or plain old cinnamon-sugar?
110 - 12240 2nd Ave, Richmond
BC V7E 6k3, Canada