As Canadians, we adore our doughnuts. We have the most doughnut shops per capita than anywhere else in the world. You could say that doughnuts are like an institution here!
If you’re visiting Toronto looking for a signature sample or a local wanting a more premium experience over a standard coffeeshop doughnut, with so many different shops to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go. We’ve rounded up some of the best places in Toronto that are worthy of devouring these deep-fried delights.
3429 Yonge St.
A 50’s themed bakery that offers a wide selection of delectable treats. The Rolling Pin’s claim to fame is their injectable doughnuts. Each treat is accompanied by a mini syringe filled with syrup with flavours like Maple, Salted Caramel or Espresso. Just pick your indulgence. We promise, you won’t regret it.
Glory Hole Doughnuts
1596 Queen St W.
Glory Hole has accumulated a cult following with die-hard foodies who track their caloric work. All doughnuts are made from-scratch with a daily roster of classic and creative varieties with standouts like the PB&J and London Fog. These goods sell out quickly, so be sure to get their early to pick your favourite before the hungry hordes beat you to it.
375 Queen St W.
This cafe at Queen and Peter has reputation for offering mini donuts that are fresh and hot right off the conveyor belt. The bite sized treats are all served up in grab to-go bags. There’s no better way to get your sugar and caffeine fix together when you’re in a hurry.
376 College St.
Hailing from Calgary, Jelly Modern Doughnuts was started by sisters Rita and Rosanne Tripathy who wanted to reinvent the classic food. Sink your teeth into their Maple Bacon, S’mores and Peanut Butter Cup.
Through Being Cool Bakery
1277 Bloor Street W.
This bakery earns the respect of those seeking out vegan comfort foods. They also happen to make really awesome doughnuts including favourites like Sprinkle, Boston Cream, Mint Chocolate, and Chocolate Glazed.
713 Danforth Ave.
Located on the Danforth, this bakery has a full gamut of offerings including doughnut holes, cake doughnuts, fritters, raised doughnuts and crullers. They’ve even got a greektown doughnut to pay homepage to their neighbourhood.