Featured Image Photo Cred: : Katie Wayne Bakes
GLORY HOLE DOUGHNUTS
1596 Queen St W.
Photo Cred: : Katie Wayne Bakes
Located on Queen Street West in the heart of Parkdale, Glory Hole Doughnuts is the perfect spot to catch hipsters taking a cheat day from their diets and enjoying a delicious taste of heaven. This bake trendy shop, which specializes in artisanal donuts, offers a wide variety from Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie and Hibiscus Rose yeast doughnuts to Lemon Ricotta and Sour Cream Old Fashioned cake doughnuts to please all taste bud. And to wash it down try their locally roasted coffee, kombucha or craft soda.
The Rolling Pin
3429 Yonge Street
Photo Cred: Cakefish
With their cute pin-up girl style branding, it’s hard to resist trying one of The Rollin Pin’s injectable donuts that have taken Toronto by storm. Alongside the more traditional bake shop offerings of cupcakes, cookies and pies, The Rolling Pin has stepped up the doughnut game with their signature disposable syrup filled syringes that are available to customize any doughnut. Their rotating daily doughnut specials also ensures a satisfying visit for everyone, with a mouth-watering variety including Maple Bacon, Red Velvet, PB & Jelly and Butter-my-Scotch.
Jelly Modern Doughnuts
376 College Street
Photo Cred: So Sasha
Self-proclaimed as “Canada’s original gourmet doughnut bakery café”, Jelly Modern Doughnuts offers nearly 20 varieties of their hand filled and hand dipped sweet delicacies. For those that prefer death by chocolate the Callebaut Chocolate and S’mores may be just up your alley. While the caramel lovers will love digging in to the Nenshi’s Salted Caramel or Crème Brûlée, both options will not disappoint. You will love these little bites of heaven so much that you will have to share, so be sure to grab their catering menu and customize a treat for your next work function or family party.
713 Danforth Ave.
Photo Cred: Taste Toronto
With all doughnuts made completely from scratch and fresh throughout the day, whether you are grabbing a treat with your coffee on the way to work, or as a night-cap after a long day, you are sure to get the freshest sweets at Von Doughnuts. There is ample selection of these tasty treats which includes the Sangria, Chocolate Malteser, Cookie Dough, Caramel Salt n’ Pepa, Pucker Up Sucker and many, many more. So for those that have tried these sinful goodies, you are surely a regular, and for those who have not, what are you waiting for?
735 Bloor Street West
Photo Cred: Apiecalypse Now
“Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?” Wise, wise words from a very wise man – Homer J. Simpson. Well now you don’t need to travel Springfield to get your hands on one of the classic pink Simpson donuts, Apiecalypse Now has come to the rescue. Located on Bloor just across from Christie Pits, this vegan pizzeria, offers these to-die-for treats every Saturday and Sunday. So before you spend your afternoon on the diamond, be sure to pop by and grab a dozen to share with your friends.
375 Queen Street West
Photo Cred: orangecane
Tucked away on Peter Street just south of Queen lies a little espresso bar with the tastiest little treats in all the land. Until now I was sure that mini doughnuts were only available in the city during the last three weeks of August when the Ex was in town but I have been delightfully proven wrong. As you enter Little Nicky’s you are overcome with the smell of freshly brewed coffee mixed with the mouth-watering smell of those delicious tasty treats. It is impossible to leave without a bag of 6 of each of the regular icing dipped or cinnamon dipped mini doughnuts. So from now on no need to wait until August to get you Tiny Tim fix, just head over to Queen West where these hot little treats await you.
What is the wildest doughnut you’ve tried and where can I find it in the Six? Drop me a note below, I’m always looking for a new spot to satiate my sweet tooth.