Do you really need a special day to celebrate, and eat, doughnuts? Not really, but a day dedicated to doughnuts, is more than enough reason for us to celebrate these doughy, deep-fried circles of goodness. Luckily for us, there are 2 national doughnut days to look forward to. Celebrated on the first Friday in June, this first day of doughnut honour was created to honour volunteers, the “donut lassies”, who fried and served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. As for the second doughnut day on November 5, its origin is a bit more elusive, but it’s widely believed to have been that the day was created by US retailers to coincide with Veterans Day. Regardless of the rationale behind these days and whether you prefer the spelling “doughnut” or “donut,” we’ll gladly join you in raising our doughnuts to celebrate both occasions!
Here are 6 spots (and a bonus) in Surrey to indulge in a doughnut on National Doughnut Day, or any day!
Black Tiger Coffee Co.
110-19255 Fraser Highway
Because what better way to up your coffee game? With a rotating selection of doughnuts every day, there’s sure to be one for everyone. Think mouthwatering flavours like Maple Brownie, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Toffee Crunch, and everyone’s favourite the Homer doughnut, dipped in pink vanilla icing and rainbow sprinkles!
Sweet Revenge Bakery
#6 19567 64 Avenue
The new kids on the block, Sweet Revenge Bakery & Cafe have hit the ground running and are serving up some next-level doughnuts, not to mention the other baked treats, sandwiches and coffee. Oh, and don’t forget about the 18 yummy flavours of gelato that they’ll have in store daily. The doughnuts are made fresh daily, in-house and recent flavours have included Cinnamon Sugar, Raspberry Chocolate, Hazelnut, Maple Glaze, Lemon Glaze, Pistachio and Oreo.
108-19140 28 Avenue
Every Saturday at 9 am, fresh, delicious doughnuts hit the menu at Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters. And almost every Saturday they sell out because they are that good! Cream-filled, glazed or dusted with cinnamon sugar, these vegan doughnuts are worth the drive. Pair your doughnut with a cup of house-roasted pour-over coffee and you have the start of a perfect day!
New Amsterdam Bakery
12892 96 Avenue
Despite the smaller doughnut selection, the ones at New Amsterdam more than make up for it! Be sure to give the Bavarian Creme a try, but make sure to get there early as they often sell out.
A1 Coffee & Donair (and Donuts)
This eatery in North Surrey is known for its mouthwatering donair, but what sets it apart is its selection of classic doughnuts! This unassuming gem offers a delightful twist to your typical coffee shop experience, with a diverse menu that caters to both sweet and savoury cravings. Doughnuts on offer include favourites like old-fashioned glazed, chocolate dip, Boston cream and apple fritters.
Fresh Street Market
Fleetwood – 15930 Fraser Highway
Panorama – 15127 Highway 10
Groceries and so much more! The bakery department at the Fleetwood and Panorama locations of Fresh Street Market is full of flaky, sweet goodness … and doughnuts! Available in a variety of flavours every day and in regular and mini sizes.
107-3425 189 Street
Do you like your doughnuts with a little whisky on the side? Let’s be real … who doesn’t? Head to Mainland Whisky for their “Whisky & Donut Flight” featuring 4 delicious house-made doughnuts smothered in Mainland Whisky glazes.