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Top 15 Best Doughnut Shops in Vancouver

Vancouver is renowned for being one of the best food cities not just in Canada, but in all of North America. Foodies from all over the continent go there just to experience its spectacular food scene.

It’s a multicultural city where you can find every cuisine in the world, but today, we’re going to focus on doughnuts. Here are 15 doughnut shops in Vancouver that you must visit even if you don’t have a sweet tooth!

Top 15 Best Doughnut Shops in Vancouver

1. Boca Grande Donut Shop

106-4841 Delta St, Delta, BC V4K 2T9

Boca Grande Donut Shop

This donut shop focuses on making small batches of hand-crafted doughnuts, ranging from straightforward recipes like Mexican vanilla glazed doughnut to complex ones like “LMAO”, which consists of lime whip, mango mousse, and mandarin orange glaze.

Boca Grande Donut Shop also offers 6 vegan options, a single gluten-free option in “Mexican Vanilla”, and two types of mini donuts, “Donut Emoji”, and “Chai Sugar”.

Best of all, you can not only pre-order boxes of doughnuts, but also taco kits, including “Pork al Pastor”, “Chicken Mole”, and “Crispy Cauliflower al Pastor”.

It’s open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 AM to 4 PM or until sold out and trust us, it rarely remains open past noon.

2. Cartems Donuterie

534 West Pender, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V3

Cartems Donuterie
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Cartems Donuterie is one of the greatest doughnuts shops in all of Greater Vancouver, offering a wide selection of fresh hand-made doughnuts that will impress even experienced foodies. Its menu consists of:

  • Yeast Donuts (6 flavors, including “Vanilla Bean”, “Apple Fritter”, and “London Fog”)
  • Cake Donuts (4 flavors, including “Earl Grey”, “Classic”, and “Nanaimo Bar”)
  • Baked Donuts (5 flavors, including “Baked Earl Grey” (VGF), and “Baked Smoked Maple Walnut” (V/GF))
  • Specialty Donuts (10 flavors that are rotated every week)

It’s open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

3. Cream Pony

Lolo Lane, 111 1st St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2B1

Cream Pony
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This is a great option if you want not only doughnuts but something more filling, like fried chicken. Cream Pony sells Southern-style fried chicken, including sandwiches, pieces, and nuggets.

After you’re done with your chicken, you can try 12 types of doughnut flavors, including “Chocolate Cake Donuts”, “Jelly Bomb”, and “Lemon Curd”.

It’s open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 8 PM.

4. Duffin’s Donuts

1391 E 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5W 1R7

Duffin's Donuts
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This family-owned joint is much more than just a doughnut shop. While its regular doughnuts, fritters, and apple turnovers are great, Duffin’s focuses more on savory foods, ranging from many types of tortas and subs to fried chicken, burgers, and hot dogs.

It’s open Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 12 AM, and works 24 hours on the weekend, making it a great spot for a late-night bite.

5. Honey Doughnuts & Goodies

4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L1

Honey Doughnuts & Goodies
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If you’re looking for something more than just donuts this is the spot we recommend. Its menu is full of baked goodies, ranging from assorted doughnuts and muffins to fruit scones and croissants.

Honey Doughnuts & Goodies also has a breakfast menu, consisting of delicious options like “The Covemans’ Breakfast”, tacos and sandwiches, and a lunch menu including homemade vegan soups, salads, and daily specials.

It’s open Monday through Sunday from 6 AM to 5 PM.

6. Krispy Kreme

7153 120 St, Delta, BC V4E 2A9

Krispy Kreme
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Krispy Kreme needs no introduction. It’s the legendary doughnut company that achieved international fame with simplicity – you can’t beat Krispy Kreme’s “Original Glazed” doughnuts.

It’s open Monday through Sunday from 6 AM to 10 PM, so you can satisfy your sweet tooth even late in the evening.

7. Lee’s Donuts

Granville Island: 1689 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Fraser Valley: 19705 Fraser Hwy Langley, BC V3A 7E9

Lee's Donuts
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This is one of the most iconic doughnut shops in all of Vancouver. It’s been in the business since 1979 and continues to surprise people with its doughnuts to this day. One of the best things about Lee’s Donuts is the selection it offers:

  • Yeast Donuts (13 flavors, including “Honey Dip” and “Mango”)
  • Vanilla Cake Donuts (14 flavors, including “Honey Dew” and “Cookie Monster”)
  • Chocolate Cake Donuts (5 flavors, including “German Chocolate” and “Double Chocolate”)
  • Rotating Seasonal Flavors

The shop at Greenville Island is open Monday through Sunday from 8 AM to 6 PM.

The shop at Fraser Valley is open:

  • Monday through Wednesday from 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Thursday and Friday from 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM

8. Lucky’s Doughnuts by 49th Parallel

Mount Pleasant: 2902 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G3

Downtown: 689 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4M3

Kitsilano: 2198 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N6

Lucky's Doughnuts by 49th Parallel
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49th Parallel Coffee Roasters is beloved by many coffee lovers in British Columbia. If you’re one of them, you should visit any of their 3 doughnut shops in Vancouver.

Lucky’s Doughnuts carry the same sense of pride and perfection as its parent company, so you already know that you won’t get disappointed.

The shop at Mount Pleasant is open Monday through Sunday from 7 AM to 7 PM.

The shop at Downtown is open Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 5 PM and on Sunday from 8 AM to 4 PM.

The stop at Kitsilano is open Monday through Thursday from 7 AM to 5 PM, and Friday through Sunday from 7 AM to 7 PM.

9. Mello

223 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2T9

Mello

If you’re looking for something different, Mello is the doughnut shop you should visit. There, you’ll find doughnuts made of brioche dough, which makes their taste profile that much more rich, complex, and obviously, indulgent.

Unlike most doughnut shops, Mello doesn’t just make a bulk of dough at the start of the day and keep frying doughnuts until they run out, no. Mello keeps making fresh brioche dough throughout the day, so you can be guaranteed to always get the freshest doughnuts possible.

Its menu is constantly changing, with some flavors leaving and some entering the menu, but right now you can find 4 types of doughnuts:

  • Regular Brioche Donuts (6 flavors, including “Vanilla”, “Lemon Curd”, and “Peanut Butter and Jelly”)
  • Special Brioche Donuts (4 flavors, including “Matcha” and “Tiramisu”)
  • Dipped Donuts (4 flavors, including “Chocolate Dipped” and “Cookies and Cream Dipped”)
  • Old Fashioned Donuts (3 flavors, including “Vanilla Glazed”)

Mello is open Monday through Sunday from 9 AM to 7 PM.

10. Mochido

8811 Laurel St #107, Vancouver, BC V6P 3V9

Mochido

If you love mochi, then Mochido is the doughnut shop you have to visit. Its entire menu only consists of mochi doughnuts, featuring flavors like “Reese’s Pieces”, “Mango Orange”, and “Salted Brown Butter”.

For those that haven’t tried mochi doughnuts yet, you must experience it at least once. The unique combination of doughnut sweetness and mochi chewiness is something to die for!

Mochido also serves Vietnamese coffee and fresh strawberry milk that’s made of real strawberries! If you’re lactose intolerant, you can choose an almond milk option.

It’s open Wednesday through Monday from 12 PM to 5 PM (to 4 PM Friday through Sunday)

11. New Amsterdam Bakery

12892 96 Ave, Surrey, BC V3V 6A8

New Amsterdam Bakery
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Those that got tired of doughnuts should visit New Amsterdam Bakery, which offers healthy pastries and baked goods of all kinds. It takes pride in not using preservatives and carries several egg-free options for vegetarians.

Its menu features indulgent items like cinnamon buns, carrot cakes, cream horns, and danish pastries. New Amsterdam Bakery also makes custom cakes and can fulfill even the wildest design ideas you might have.

It’s open Monday through Sunday from 9 AM to 6:30 PM (to 6 PM on the weekend)

12. Outpost Mini Donuts

12240 Second Ave #110, Richmond, BC V7E 3L8

Outpost Mini Donuts
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Regular doughnuts are great, but sometimes you just crave that bite-sized mini doughnut, and Outpost Mini Donuts is the spot for that. It makes fresh gourmet mini doughnuts, and you can choose out of:

  • Classic Flavors (5 flavors, including “Cinnamon Sugar” and “Chocolate w/ rainbow sprinkles”)
  • Seasonal Flavors (5 flavors, including “Boston Cream”, and “Blueberry”)

We can promise that regardless of which flavor you choose, you’ll return for more!

It’s open Monday through Sunday from 11:30 AM to 8 PM.

13. Swiss Bakery

143 E 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1C7

Swiss Bakery

It’s the second option on this list that offers much more than just doughnuts. Swiss Bakery makes all sorts of baked goods, including artisan bagels, cakes, croissants, pretzels, and obviously, doughnuts.

The doughnut selection isn’t the widest, as there are just “Chocolate Donut”, “Custard Donut”, and “Glazed Donut”, but it also makes frissants and accepts custom orders, even on a wholesale level. If you’re looking to feed many mouths, doughnuts from Swiss Bakery won’t leave you dissatisfied.

It’s open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

14. Their There

2042 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M9

Their There
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Probably the most unusual entry in this list, Their There is a coffee and wine bar, serving original caffeinated drinks, beer, and wine. However, it also makes fresh pastries and doughnuts, and it’s worth checking this place out just for that.

Don’t worry about coming too late when all the doughnuts are already sold out, as Their There also serves breakfast and lunch, so it’s always guaranteed that you’ll get to eat something great.

It’s open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

15. Tim Hortons

463 Robson St, Vancouver, V6B 6L9 Canada

Tim Hortons
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Just like Krispy Kreme, Tim Hortons needs no introduction, especially if you’re Canadian. It’s the biggest fast food chain in the country, having over 3,500 locations, including dozens in Vancouver alone.

Our recommended location works Monday through Sunday from 6 AM to 8 PM (from 7 AM on the weekends)

Final Words

Here you have the best 15 doughnuts stores you can find in Vancouver. Don’t attempt trying them all out in a single week, but otherwise, bon appétit!

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