Artery-exploding ranking of Toronto’s best doughnuts
By Rebecca Fleming
What diet? Doughy-sugary-goodness are the three most accurate words to describe these delectable treats. You could say doughnuts are a unicorn food for the very reason that they can be eaten as any meal! Whether you are running late in the morning and need a quick breakfast, or feel like treating yourself to a sweet dessert after a hearty dinner, doughnuts are an appropriate snack at any point in the day. Toronto has a surplus of culinary masterpieces; and when it comes to doughnuts, the six definitely doesn’t fall short. Here are 6 of the best doughnut spots you have to indulge in at least once during your cheat day!
Tori’s Bakeshop’s Vanilla Cake Doughnut
This vanilla cake doughnut may look like other pink rings, but it’s healthier: organic, vegan, gluten-free and baked—and it’s still crave-worthy.
Sanremo Bakery’s Lemon Meringue Doughnut
You have to take a number at this perennially busy Italian bakery in Etobicoke—but their mouth-puckering lemon meringue doughnut is worth the wait.
Jelly Modern’s S’mores Doughnut
This work of art—filled with house-made marshmallow cream, covered in a milk-chocolate ganache and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs—tastes like summer, minus the mosquitoes.
Sorelle and Co.’s Orange Blueberry Doughnut
These gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free vegan doughnuts taste way less virtuous than they are—and the orange-blueberry looks like it belongs in an art gallery.
Von Doughnuts’ Blueberry-Lime Streusel
These yeasted rounds are among the puffiest in town. The crème brûlée is Von’s top seller, but our pick is the blueberry-lime streusel for its fine balance between classic construction and gonzo excess.
Emma’s Country Kitchen’s Crunchie Doughnut
This brunch hot spot makes the city’s best doughnuts. (In fact, Emma’s co-owner Rachel Pellett once competed on the reality series Donut Showdown and won.) We’re partial to her Crunchie-inspired creation, a chocolate-dipped doughnut topped with melt-in-your-mouth shards of sponge toffee.
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