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The Best Donuts in Toronto

The best donuts in Toronto are getting more decadent by the year. Tim Hortons no longer has a hold on these ringed delights, nor are they just relegated to fare for cops. Donuts today come dipped, drizzled, and glazed with every sweet and savoury topping that can possibly taste good on a ring of fried dough.

Here are the best donuts in Toronto.


Glory Hole Doughnuts on Gerrard
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Glory Hole Doughnuts on Gerrard

What started off as a Kensington wholesale business nearly a decade ago has grown into one of Toronto's most famous home-grown brands making gourmet holes that are, indeed, glorious. You can get boxes of these fluffy, glazed donuts in Parkdale or on Gerrard East.

SanRemo Bakery
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SanRemo Bakery

This Etobicoke institution has been perfecting the art of the donut for more than 40 years. The Bozzo brothers have taken over their dad's biz and continue to dole out fritters and more. Don't miss out on the hulking donut paninis that come with a scoop of gelato inside.


Bloomer's on Queen
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Bloomer's on Queen

One of Toronto's most famous vegan bakeries has locations by Christie Pits and on West Queen West. Bloomers' donuts come in daily rotating flavours, in addition to steady staples like birthday cake and donuts with fillings like raspberry jam.

The Rolling Pin
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The Rolling Pin

This Donut Showdown-winning bakery is known for its extravagant toppings. Head to Avenue and Lawrence for a slew of inventive creations. Just keep in mind they adhere to a rotating daily donut schedule, meaning with every day comes a different decadent surprise.


My Zaidy's Bakery
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My Zaidy's Bakery

The jelly-filled sufganiyot make this Jewish bakery a Hanukkah hotspot, but the donuts are good year-round. Owner Uzi Atia expanded this bagel bakery into an enterprise three times the size, now with more than 25 versions that include Oreo-covered and custard-filled.


Von Doughnuts
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Von Doughnuts

It's all about fresh rings made daily at this Greektown store. Owner Dustin Vaughan (hence the name Von Doughnuts) and his wife have been running the spot for over six years. The Homer Simpson, Hawaiian, and Nutella are just a few of the classics.

Port Union Bakery
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Port Union Bakery

Scarborough's Filipino-Canadian bakery does it all, from ensymadas to a list of delicious donuts. This family-run biz sticks with 10 standard hits, including Boston Creams, sugar-coated, chocolate dipped and eclairs, if you order in advance.


Machino Donuts
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Machino Donuts

Formerly just a cafe, Machino transitioned to a sandwich and ice cream shop a few years back and has been baking up its own vegan donuts since then. Plant-based flavours include miso caramel toppings or a caramel brûlée filling.

White Lily Diner
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White Lily Diner

This Riverside spot is more than a diner, it's also one of the best spots for a rotating list of mouthwatering donuts. Bakers create 2 to 3 different flavours daily from Wednesday to Sunday, with options to buy in half-dozens.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Glory Hole Doughnuts. Additional photos by Port Union Bakery and Machino Donuts.


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