November 5, 2020, is National Doughnut Day. Actually, it’s one of two national doughnut days … the other was 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. National Doughnut Day 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 4 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!
New Amsterdam Bakery
12892 96 Avenue
Despite the smaller doughnut selection, the ones 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.
#106 15331 16th Avenue
While they don’t have doughnuts on the menu every day, when they do hit the shelves it’s as a pop-up from Vancouver favourites, Lucky’s Doughnuts. The next pop-up is Saturday, November 21, 2020, and we recommend pre-ordering because they won’t last long. And doughnuts aside, be sure to stop by for a warm drink and a warm welcome at this bright and welcoming South Surrey cafe.
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.