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The top 7 vegan donuts in Toronto

Posted by Alice Prendergast / March 3, 2016

Through Being Cool Baking Co.The top vegan donuts in Toronto will help quash your sugar cravings without the help of dairy, eggs or milk. Whether you're in the mood for a classic chocolate dip or want something a little more interesting (rose pistachio, perhaps?) these eateries have got you covered.

Here are my picks for the top vegan donuts in Toronto.

Glory Hole Doughnuts
Glory Hole is known to have the best donuts in the city, so it should come as no surprise that they made this list. While majority of its confections involve a dairy product or two, they offer a few vegan options for those who steer clear of butter, cream and eggs. There's a revolving roster of flavours, so you may want to call ahead if you're picky.

Apiecalypse Now!
Apiecalypse Now! has definitely excelled in the world of vegan pizza and its donuts aren't too shabby, either. You'll find a rotating selection of sweet treats that includes mini boston creams, red velvet and cookie fudge peanut bombs.

Through Being Cool Baking Co.
This Bloordale Village bake shop is known for crafting some pretty killer vegan eats - scones, whoopie pies and mac and cheese are all favourites. Its donuts, however, take the cake for best in shop. You'll find the display case stacked with everything from chocolate to sprinkle-topped pastries that are all extremely Instagrammable.

Tori's Bakeshop
This Beaches gem is well-loved by vegans and non-vegans alike for its array of natural baked goods. The menu is not set in stone, so you can't always count on seeing a favourite donut on display (this isn't too much of a loss, since all flavours are pretty kick-ass). Many options are gluten and soy free, which is good news for wheatless eaters.

Bunner's
If you want a donut from Bunner's, you'll have to make the pilgrimage to the Junction on Saturday morning (this is the only time and place they're guaranteed). It may be a trek if you're an east ender, but its chocolate and sprinkle topped offerings are well worth the journey. Once in a blue moon donuts will pop up at the Kensington location, so keep your eye out if you're in the area.

Von Doughnuts
Like Glory Hole, Von Doughnuts caters mainly to non-vegan donut lovers. The Danforth bakery offers one lone vegan flavour, served only on Saturday. However, this is a case of quality over quantity. The vanilla bean cake donut topped with a chocolate drizzle can satisfy just about any sweet tooth.

Bloomer's
You'll find the display case at Bloomer's stacked with more than just your standard glazed pastries. It's known to bake wild blueberry, rose pistachio, peppermint mocha and pumpkin spice donuts, making it a favourite of those with more sophisticated palates.

What did I miss? Add your favourite vegan donuts to the comments.

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