Finally, a day dedicated to eating the best food on earth. It’s International Doughnut Day on Friday 5th June and can we get a hallelujah.
The day was created by The Salvation Army during the Great Depression in 1938 to honour the women (also known as Dough Lassies) who volunteered to serve donuts to soldiers in World War I and to help raise funds for those in need.
Since then, the sugary treats have come a long way and to this day, are one of the best around. Here are the best spots to stock up on the Gold Coast:
D Point Ten
These guys can be found in a couple of spots on the Coast, which is great news because D Point Ten have got the goods! Think flavours like Gaytime, Ferrero Rocher, Passionfruit (LOVE), Oreo, Tim Tam, Salted Caramel, Strawberry with M & M’s, the list goes on. They’ve quickly become firm favourites, stocked in cafes across the city and you’re definitely going to want to sample these ones.
Where: 6/1 Stevens Street, Southport and 2791 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
The guys at Blackboard Coffee got behind the doughnut craze early on in the game and brought us the injectable donut, a syringe filled with a delicious salted caramel sauce stuck in a donut – yum! The best thing about it? You get to inject the gooey caramel sauce yourself. But be warned, they usually sell out early!
Where: Shop 7/240 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes
It’s safe to say that anyone who loves doughnuts has dabbled in a Krispy Kreme. After all, they are the top dogs amongst the doughnuts. To celebrate International Doughnut Day in style, Krispy Kreme have teamed up to launch limited edition Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme donuts that will make all your sweet dreams come true. Get ‘em while they’re sugary.
Where: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach
If getting donuts delivered sounds like a good idea (and it obviously does), look no further than Donut Empire who yes, make some absolutely smashing donuts and will also deliver them to your door. They invented the Donut Cookie Pie, which is indeed as good as it sounds and they’re got quite the selection of epic flavours in all things sweet. Order some now why don’t ya.
Where: Find them on Insta at @donutempirehq
We got our beloved Doughnut Time back again recently and we are super stoked about it. These stacked beauties come in the most interesting of flavours and their names will amuse you too. The Liam Hemsworthy is a vegan red velvet doughnut with a cookies and cream frosting, crushed choc ripple biscuits and a chocolate glaze drizzle! Love him, love it.
Where: James Street, Burleigh Heads
When you think of Paddock Bakery, doughnuts will definitely cross your mind. Get there for baby Nutella bots (tiny doughnuts filled with Nutella), vanilla malt milkshake doughnuts or their signature doughnuts filled with salted caramel and topped with a pretzel cookie crumble. They often create themed doughnuts for special occasions and they are always absolute bangers. Keep an eye out.
Where: Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads
If there was ever a place to indulge in 33 cinnamon doughnuts at one time it is Easy Tiger, the newest of the bunch and an absolute must-visit. They’re serving them up fresh daily and theirs are perhaps the tastiest in all of the land. They’re soft and fluffy inside and a little bit crisp on the outside and we’re been known to eat nine in one day. Yep.
Where: Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
The makers of some of the fluffiest doughnuts on the Gold Coast are Currmbin (and Cabarita) legends Fuel Bakehouse. Theirs come in changing flavours and we’re big fans of the Salted Caramel, Nutella and Passionfruit cream, for obvious reasons. You can pop in for one or pre-order a whole bunch for the doughnut party you’re no doubt having. Perfect.
Where: 44 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin and 39-45 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita
Sitting conveniently on the Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach is All-Time Coffee serving up serious delicious coffee and vegan doughnuts. If you are questioning if a doughnut can be any good without eggs or dairy, stop right there. With flavours like the Fairy Bread, Cookies & Cream, Salted Caramel or the traditional Jam Doughnut, but all vegan, we know why these doughnuts fly out the door.
Where: 1/2478 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Words by Kirra Smith