I recently took a girls trip to Vancouver with my friend and the food prospects quickly became a tour of their own. I admit, some tasty tidbits were already planned but soon I was turning to Google for info on the "best places for doughnuts". And so begins my review process which I hope will only encourage you to scout these places out. Let's give praise to the doughnut!
After our arrival at YVR and meeting up with my sister, we made a quick luggage drop then headed out to Deep Cove, BC to enjoy my all-time favorite, amazing, one-of-a-kind at Honey Doughnuts. THESE ARE AMAZING and my number 1 pick!
Please make this place a stop on your next visit to Vancouver.
Next we took a stroll in Granville Island and played a little Skee-Ball at Kid's Only market. No- I am not a kid but they still let us in. After winning a small collection of tickets with our mad bowling skills we purchased a travel mascot for the duration of our stay.
This mascot will now be known as Gullivieve.
|The gentleman behind this ice cream counter was kind enough to allow her photo to be taken even though we didn't buy anything. |
My main reason for today's escapade was to check out Lee's Donuts at Granville Island Market. I had never heard of it until I mentioned my doughnut tour to a few people. Google it and you'll find many great reviews. Lee's offers a good variety of flavors so I chose a glazed and a peanut. Oh so fresh. Melt in your mouth is how I choose to describe it. Unfortunately I don't have a picture because I ate them too fast.
Another shop worthy of honorable mention is Duffins. Originally they held the #1 spot for doughnuts on my list but that was before I found Honey's :) At Duffins you will find a mix of Chinese fast food, torta subs and doughnuts. It is also open 24/7.Next came Seattle! Primarily a shopping trip but I did get one doughnut shop into it. I had three on my list but time did not allow and I've already had a Krispy Kreme anyway. (So good) The one stop was at Top Pot Doughnuts on 5th Avenue. I must say I was disappointed here. We bought a dozen which was quite pricey but we wanted to try as many as we could - actually I think I was the only one by this point that wanted anything to do with doughnuts! They looked good but did not taste fresh. The only one I enjoyed was the Apple Fritter so I highly recommend that one. Plain glazed was a let down. Perhaps I need to try them a different time?
By this time I was done....no more ...stomach can't take it. But then I saw the mini doughnut stand in Pike Place Market. Cute machinery - very greasy.