Looking to satiate a cake-for-breakfast craving? Running on empty in the early afternoon? We have you covered with eight Calgary doughnut makers bound to fill that doughnut-sized void in your life. The choice to treat the rest of the office to a dozen doughnuts or keep them all to yourself is entirely up to you.
Formulated as an alternative to nutrient-deficient snack foods, Baked Doughnuts offers a high-protein, gluten-free snack that doesn’t skimp on the toppings. These protein-packed doughnuts come in a variety of flavours, including Apple Pie Wonder (filled with apple pie filling and coated in crushed graham crackers) and vegan salted caramel (complete with vegan vanilla icing, pretzels and caramel drizzle). Made fresh multiple times a day, these guilt-free treats are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Core Shopping Centre, 751 3 St. S.W., 403-472-7667 bakedbrands.ca
With more than 40 years in business behind them, Glamorgan Bakery’s classic selections have stood the test of time in Calgary’s growing doughnut landscape. Taking a “classics done right” approach, the bakery makes three flavours of doughnuts — glazed, chocolate and chocolate sprinkled. The family owned Dutch bakery offers these flavours in the form of doughnut holes, Long Johns, Texas doughnuts and regular doughnuts.
Glamorgan Shopping Centre, 19, 3919 Richmond Rd. S.W., 403-242-2800, glamorganbakery.com
Created by the team behind Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, Hoopla Donuts are baked fresh daily by head chef Leslie Morrow and her team. The doughnuts come in creative flavours like crème brûlée, London Fog, strawberry gin jam, salted milk chocolate honeycomb and more. Hoopla’s doughnut menu is available in full at its Calgary Place location and there is a limited menu available at its weekday pop-up at Phil & Sebastian’s Stephen Avenue location. Those looking for vegan or gluten-free donuts will find options at both locations.
Calgary Place, 248, 414 3 St. S.W., 403-453-2162, hoopladonuts.ca
Jelly Modern Doughnuts has made a sweet impact on the Calgary food scene with its sophisticated flavours and carefully crafted creations that are prepared on-site and entirely from scratch. Whether you opt for a decadent hand-dipped Callebaut chocolate doughnut or the fan favourite maple bacon doughnut, you’ll quickly understand how the bakery has built up its tasty reputation.
Various locations, jellymoderndoughnuts.com
Mountain Rhino Donuts have focused on every detail of what goes into their artisan, gluten-free doughnut creations. Made in a dedicated gluten- and nut-free kitchen, Mountain Rhino offer a collection of chocolate and vanilla cake variations, along with vegan alternatives. Mountain Rhino has options to fit any occasion, from a classic chocolate and sprinkles combo to a raspberry lemonade vanilla cake doughnut.
Available at various locations; 403-922-1324, mountainrhinodonuts.com
Pretty Sweet’s doughnuts are available by order and there’s an extensive list of flavours ranging from vanilla bean to Champagne. The Instagram-ready doughnuts come in three sizes, ramping up from “baby” to “middle” and “regular,” and select flavours come with custom colour options. Be sure to think ahead, as a minimum of one week is required for all orders.
536 42 Ave. S.E., 587-356-1225, prettysweetco.com
Ritual Doughnuts is built on a foundation of making “doughnut dreams come to life.” Ritual makes its doughnuts from scratch with a brioche dough and its current list of flavours includes Frappuccino, peach tea, caramel apple fritter and pineapple coconut. You can also request a custom flavour. Orders are available for both delivery and pickup.
Sweet Home Bakery has become a beloved Bowness mainstay since opening its doors more than 50 years ago. Along with a selection of savoury pastries, the bakery serves classic doughnuts with chocolate and white icing, as well as Russian piroshki (mini custard-filled Bismarck doughnuts). Sweet Home Bakery offers their full menu for both pickup and delivery through Skip the Dishes.
7930 Bowness Rd. N.W., 403-288-5252, sweethomebakerycalgary.com