November 5, is National Doughnut Day! Actually, it’s one of two national doughnut days … the other is in June, and we think if any tasty treat deserves two days, it’s the doughnut! The June day of doughnut honour was created to honour volunteers, the “doughnut lassies”, who baked and served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. The November date is less clear, though it is believed that due to its timing so close to Remembrance and Veteran’s Day it was likely created by a bakery to celebrate veterans. No matter the origin story of National Doughnut Day, a day dedicated to doughnuts, is more than enough reason for us to celebrate these doughy, deep-fried circles of goodness. But when we learned that the days were created to honour volunteers and veterans, we were even more inclined to take a break and celebrate the day.
Here are 6 spots in Surrey to raise (and eat) a doughnut in celebration!
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!
108, 19140 28 Avenue
With flavours like Caramel Apple Pie, Triple Berry, Reese’s Peanut Butter, and Bubblegum the doughnuts at Spent Grounds have regulars racing to pre-order their favourites to make sure they don’t miss out. These doughnuts are so good that the fact that they are vegan and sometimes even gluten-free is just a happy bonus. And while you’re there, be sure to order an expertly crafted coffee, roasted and served right at the cafe.
12823 Crescent Road
This popular coffee shop in Crescent Beach not only serves up some of the best coffee in the region, but they mean business when it comes to their doughnuts. Made fresh, in-house, every day, Dudes Doughnuts are to die for! Flavours rotate, but recent choices have been Caramel Chocolate Pretzel, Vanilla Sprinkle, Raspberry Jelly, Key Lime Pie and S’Moreo. Oh, and while you’re there, be sure to order a giant cinnamon bun – also baked in-house, and also delicious!
#106 15331 16th Avenue
Everbean Cafe doesn’t have doughnuts on the menu every day, but when they do, they are flavour explosions! And with recent flavours like chocolate peanut butter, chocolate lavender and chocolate caramel there was something for all the chocolate lovers! Keep an eye on their social media for their next doughnut pop-up shop – previous pop-up partners have been Vancouver favourites, Lucky’s Doughnuts and Butterboom Bakery.
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.
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 donuts 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 donuts smothered in Mainland Whisky glazes.