TOMORROW IS NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY!
Doughnut Day Friday June 3, 2016
On the first Friday of June every year we celebrate National Doughnut Day, hands down our favourite holiday. Not that we need an excuse, but who doesn't love to over-indulge in doughnuts? But what is National Doughnut Day, and why are we celebrating it (besides the obvious reasons)?
National Doughnut Day was created by The Salvation Army during the Great Depression in 1938 to honour the women (also known as Dough Lassies) who volunteered in serving doughnuts to soldiers in World War I and to help raise funds for the needy. Since then, doughnuts have come a long way and are to this day a crowd-pleaser and morale booster.
To make sure you get your doughnut fix this Friday here is our top ten list of best doughnuts on the Gold Coast:
1. Paddock Bakery, Burleigh Heads
When you think of Paddock Bakery, doughnuts will cross your mind at some point. No wonder why, they definitely make some of the best doughnuts on the Coast!
This Friday make your way over to Paddock Bakery located in Burleigh Heads and choose between baby Nutella bots (tiny doughnuts filled with Nutella), vanilla malt milkshake doughnuts or their signature doughnut filled with salted caramel and topped with a pretzel cookie crumble!
2. Blackboard Coffee, Varsity Lakes
The guys at Blackboard Coffee got behind the doughnut craze early on in the game and brought us the injectable doughnut, a syringe filled with a delicious salted caramel sauce stuck in a doughnut – yum! And the best thing about it? You get to inject the gooey caramel sauce yourself. But be warned, they usually sell out early in the day!
3. Doughnut Time, Mermaid Beach/ Surfers Paradise
It’s always a good time for doughnuts and it would be a crime not to visit one of the Doughnut Time stores this Friday.
Doughnut Time specialise in hand-dipped doughnuts created in small batches for a big following.
This Friday only Doughnut Time will make it rain golden doughnuts with their limited edition ‘Gold Digger’.
Go check out their website for further Doughnut Day promotions.
4. Lush Coffee Lounge, Mermaid Beach
Lush Coffee Lounge, adjacent to Lush Hair and Beauty in Mermaid Beach, has great coffee and most importantly, fresh donuts!
Have a doughnut topped with sweet butter cream icing and choose between toppings like smarties, caramel popcorn, Oreos and Malteser. Just to name a few… The perfect treat for Doughnut Day, however, is their 'Doughnut Paddle', THREE doughnuts of your choice and a large coffee for only $15!
5. All-Time Coffee Co., Mermaid Beach
This little gem, tucked away along the Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach, is every vegan’s paradise. Make it a thing this Doughnut Day and go visit Elle and Ben for some VEGAN Doughnuts like the Nutella doughnut, a vegan alternative to Nutella, the Fairy bread doughnut or *drumroll* the Tiramisu doughnut, a fried dough ball with a layer of espresso infused chocolate in the middle then topped with creamy frosting and cocoa!!
All-Time Coffee Co. is open daily from 6am but doughnuts usually sell out way before lunchtime. Check out their Instagram to stay up to date with their newest creations!
6. Skull and Bones, Mermaid Beach
It really seems like Mermaid Beach is doughnut heaven and to make your decision even harder we introduce you to Skull and Bones’ take on the humble doughnut – bronut , a mix between a brioche and a doughnut. Those scrumptious treats are filled with a variety of different fillings like Nutella or caramel.
Our recommendation, however, is the Bronut Sundae, a fluffy bronut filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with Nutella, a must try this Doughnut Day!!
Skull And Bones is open for you Mo-Fr 6am to 3pm and Sundays 7am – 2pm.
7. Gluten Free Donuts, local markets
The guys from Gluten Free Donuts started off at the farmers markets in Palm Beach every Saturday, with delicious gluten free donuts and can now be found at most Gold Coast markets like the Village Markets in Burleigh Heads every second Sunday and Miami Marketta every Friday. There is no more excuse to not indulge in some fried fluffy doughnuts!
8. Krispy Kreme, Pacific Fair
It’s fairly safe to say that anyone who loves doughnuts had a Krispy Kreme before, after all, they are the top dogs amongst the doughnuts. To celebrate International Doughnut Day in style, Krispy Kreme Pacific fair is giving away one free original glazed doughnut to everyone who comes in store on the day! Yes, you heard right FREE Doughnuts! Do-nut be late, they’re only available until stocks last.
9. Spanish Doughnuts, Surfers Paradise
Spanish Doughnut a.k.a churros may look slightly different than the traditional doughnut but taste just as good (if not better!). All churros are made to order, using 100% Australian made products, proudly supporting local produce and suppliers. No preservatives, artificial colour or sweeteners are added.
Even customers with Halal or restricted diets are safely able to enjoy a delicious churro snack!
Fresh is best - viva! Spanish Doughnuts.
10. Providore, Marina Mirage
The team at Providore Marina Mirage have won best breakfast on the Gold Coast for the second year in a row and we like to think that their mouth-watering selection of freshly baked doughnuts is the reason why. The deli is stocked with fresh pastries baked onsite daily including Nutella filled cronuts, a mix between a croissant and a doughnut, the original doughnut and twisted doughnuts.
If you call yourself a true doughnut lover then celebrate Doughnut Day at Providore Marina Mirage this Friday open from 7am.
By Louisa Ingelheim