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The Best Donuts in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 16, 2016

donuts torontoThe best donuts in Toronto have raised the bar on humble deep fried delicacies. From bits and twists to crullers, beignets, fritters, Dutchies, sugared, glazed and powdered specimens, these sugary sweets aren't just a snack, but increasingly a staple at brunch-time too.

Here is where to find the best donuts in Toronto.

Glory Hole Doughnuts

Glory Hole Doughnuts

This doughnut shop in Parkdale is the creme de la creme of deep fried confections in Toronto. Owner Ashley Jabot De Boinod whips up yeast and cake donuts in flavours like toast and butter, vanilla sesame, PB&J bombs, and old fashioned sour cream. More »

SanRemo

SanRemo

Over two dozen types of doughnuts are on offer at this Italian bakery in Etobicoke. Expect to find trays upon trays of massive, fluffy fried dough including seasonal specialties like zeppole and all time faves like honey twists and Nutella filled varieties. More »

The Rolling Pin

The Rolling Pin

The rotating selection of donuts at this Yonge and Lawrence area bakery includes maple bacon donuts, complete with maple injection tubes, custard bombs and red velvet flavours. Drool-worthy chef specials mean there's always something new to try in store. More »

Von Doughnuts

Von Doughnuts

The Danforth's Von Doughnuts is home to over three dozen different doughnuts available on a rotating basis. The selection includes creative takes on the classics like the chai spice cake doughnut, rolled in a sugar spice blend as well as weird and wonderful creations like Wine-o, a raised doughnut in spiced mulled wine glaze. More »

Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Hand dipped salted caramel donuts, lemon curd filled donuts and whoopie pie cake donuts are among the selections at this mini-chain of donut shops. Most flavours are available on a rotating schedule, though the most popular options like maple bacon and coconut are constants. More »

Apiecalypse Now

Apiecalypse Now

Simpson's Donuts are available every Friday and Saturday at this vegan snack bar near Christie Pits. The deep fried d’oh nuts come dipped in sweet pink icing and covered with rainbow sprinkles. More »

Bar Raval

Bar Raval

The Spanish tapas bar on College Street offers donuts as an accompaniment to daytime espressos and as the sweet finish to an evening of cocktails and grazing on small plates. Here you'll find flavours like lemon with fennel pollen and dulce de leche with crispy jamon. More »

Dough By Rachelle

Dough By Rachelle

Maple bacon donuts are a fixture on the brunch menu at Beast Restaurant in addition to daily specials. Recent features have included a caramel glazed beauty topped with Chicago mix popcorn, cardamom crullers and sticky cinnamon fritters. More »

The Steady

The Steady

Donuts are the perfect way to kick off brunch served by this Bloorcourt cafe and bar every weekend. The all-vegan options rotate through flavours like chocolate wasabi and banana daiquiri while the house specialty is the poppy seed covered "bagel donut" sandwiching cream cheese icing and salted mango. More »

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