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The Best Donuts in Toronto

The best donuts in Toronto are doughy, sweet, glazed treats capable of elevating any life event — good or bad. Got a new job? Have a donut! Lost your cat? Have a donut. Pining for your true love? Have two. Unadorned or over-the-top, riotously colourful or simply glazed, donuts are the dependable, delicious treat you don't need a special occasion to enjoy.

Here are the best donuts in Toronto.


Glory Hole Doughnuts on Gerrard
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Glory Hole Doughnuts on Gerrard

If you crave playful, fabulously fluffy handmade donuts in a number of creative flavours, this Little India shop won't disappoint. Tuck into the Toast and Butter — a chubby, brown-butter-frosted number garnished with cinnamon-laced bread crumbs — and you'll never look back.

Bloomer's on Queen
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Bloomer's on Queen

Fritters, filled and ring donuts pretty up the cases at this popular vegan bakery with locations in Queen West, Bloorcourt and North York. In numerous flavours, ranging from rose pistachio and peanut butter cup to matcha and wild blueberry, these fluffy fried pillows are hard to top.


My Zaidy's Bakery
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My Zaidy's Bakery

One of the city's oldest Jewish bakeries, this Thornhill spot pumps out classic donuts and an astounding number of flavoured sufganiyot during Hanukkah. Each and every one, from matcha and Boston crème, to halva and gingerbread, is light as air and fully responsible for the line-up out the door.

Unholy Donuts on Bay
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Unholy Donuts on Bay

In Little Tokyo and the Church Wellesley Village, sweet fiends looking for a good time head to this take-out spot, where brioche-style donuts are available in an eye-popping variety of flavours. Get cozy with dulce coconut pecan, Barbie margarita, German chocolate cake and more.


Dipped Donuts
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Dipped Donuts

If the sound of scratch-made yeast donuts zhuzhed up with gourmet fillings and glazes peaks your interest, head to Kensington Market, ASAP. Pack a box with burnished London fog crème brûlée, Henderson Stout bombs, and myriad other delights, and head home happy.


Frenchies Doughnuts
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Frenchies Doughnuts

Bright and airy, this Etobicoke space is an ideal backdrop to the team's fresh, made-to-order cake donuts. Focus on Frenchie's favourites, a crackerjack collection of flavours — from caramel cheesecake to the bacon-crowned breakfast of champions.

Cops on Lewis
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Cops on Lewis

A concise menu — original glazed, cinnamon sugar and a weekly feature — doesn't deter devotees from stocking up on mini, fresh-fried donuts at this chain with locations in King West, Riverside and at Dufferin and Lawrence. With specials like fuzzy peach and mango coconut, amaretto ricotta and pink lemonade, it's no wonder.


Machino Dundas West
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Machino Dundas West

Find more than 24 flavours of vegan donuts at this shop in Roncesvalles Village and Bloorcourt. Go classic, with chocolate sprinkle or embrace change with a marshmallow sweet potato fritter or gooey, crunchy, glazed French toast beauty.

Sugar Daddy Doughnuts
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Sugar Daddy Doughnuts

As tiny as the treats it dishes out, this Dundas West spot tempts passers-by with bite-sized plain Jane, cinnamon sugar and glazed goodies. On the side? Velvety "dunk" dips in maple butter, strawberry sundae and other winning flavours.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Glory Hole Doughnuts. Additional photos by Machino Donuts.


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