A few months ago I wrote a post about where to eat pizza in Toronto and it was a success.
So much so that I decided to make it a series in which I visit places of Toronto around a theme. And nothing better than continuing the series with something sweet as donuts, right?
Toronto - like every big city that is worth it - has plenty of places to eat these delicious donuts and it's very easy to get lost among so many options.
For this post series I chose three places to visit and try the donuts, following a very simple methodology: a popular one (preferably fast food), a trendy one and the best reviewed on Yelp. Exactly as I did when I chose the pizzerias to be shown.
So ladies and gentlemen, here are 3 places to eat donuts in Toronto according to your budget, hunger and preference.
Canada's most famous chain could not be left out of the list.
There you won't eat the best donut of your life, nor the best donut in Toronto. But for an affordable price you can buy a good donut.
Plus, it's a Canadian tradition. Tim Hortons started out as an exclusive restaurant of donuts, only later that incorporated other options on the menu. But it still didn't lose its post as a Canadian favorite.
To my taste, Tim Hortons donuts are just too sweet, but they are very soft (nothing worse than heavy and greasy donuts, right?). And cheap. They cost between $ 0.99 and $ 1.19.
Another advantage is the convenience. No matter where you are in Toronto, there will always be some Tim Hortons a few blocks away!
My favorites are Vanilla Dip and Boston Cream.
Donut Monster is a much newer network than Tim Hortons but it has been pretty hype in recent years.
So much so that when I started searching to make my visits for this post, it was included in all the lists.
The first thing that caught my attention was the price: it's, on average, three times more expensive than Tim Hortons. So my expectations were pretty high when I tasted it.
The first was a coconut flavour. Very good, natural coconut flavour and plenty of topping. The dough is also very dry. I also tasted the lemon lavender donut, which has a more pronounced lemon flavour with a hint of lavender at the end. The lemon taste is quite natural, but I found the lavender to be slightly artificial.
To be honest, I expected more because - although not expensive - we have to remember that it costs a lot more than Tim Hortons and it is not so better.
I believe it is worth the visit because of the different flavours that you can't find in other donut houses.
The last stop of my gastronomic expedition was at Krispy Kreme, a donut house that runs from 1937! That is, they have been perfecting the recipe for a long time.
And I can say that they are very close to perfection. I found the dough very light. The fillings are generous but without exaggeration of sugar, besides having a very natural flavour.
And before you think it's a lot more expensive, know that the prices are very similar to those of Tim Hortons! (Seriously, how can they?)
My chosen ones were the strawberry - which has a sensational jelly filling - and the caramel one.
Of the three places I went to, this is where I want to go back to eat more.
I think it's kinda obvious my favorite donut: Krispy Kreme's. Light, tasty dough balanced flavor filling. Can I go back there to eat another?