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11 Delectable Doughnut Stops in Montreal

Sweet, doughy, and deep-fried. What's not to like?

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Of the many categories of food that Montreal excels in, doughnuts may not be the first that comes to mind. However, among the places that do whip up a batch of fried dough, they do it well. This list rounds up the crème de la crème of Montreal doughnut vendors, from a Food Network doughnut champion to an over 60-year-old Greek spot, and a restaurant whose fried and fluffy dessert menu is worth the visit.

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1. CRémy Pâtisserie

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2202, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 521-9696
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Rémy Couture’s super-dense, cake-like doughnuts are so massive they’re propped up on spindles. Each doughnut starts with a fluffy-moist cake base that’s hand-dipped in glazes like chocolate, caramel, and pistachio, only to be rolled in a crumbly topping. Keep an eye out for the (always delicious) flavour of the month.

2. Trou de Beigne

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156, rue Saint-Zotique Est, Montreal
QC H2S 1K8, Canada
(514) 701-3735
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To the delight of just about everyone, this once-upon-a-time wholesale doughnut maker went brick-and-mortar in 2015, and now offers the option to order online, for delivery (flat fee), or for pick-up at Veux-Tu Une Biere? on Fridays only. Vegan doughnuts are also available.

3. Wawel

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2543, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H2K 1W5, Canada
(514) 524-3348
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Doughnut connoisseurs head to Wawel’s multiple locations around town for Polish paczki. The glazed, hole-less, yeast-based doughnuts are fried, glazed, and powdered before being injected with the likes of plum or apricot jam. They can also be ordered plain, but why would you want that?

4. Bernie Beigne

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23 Rue Bernard O, Montréal
QC H2T 2J6, Canada
(514) 270-5762
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Drawing inspiration from the Mile End’s traditional Greek and Jewish shop owners of the mid-twentieth century, this unassuming doughnut shop launched with a bang in early 2021 and over 20 (well-priced) varieties available.

5. La Beignerie

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3979 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M4, Canada

This recently opened doughnut shop on Saint-Denis is the brainchild of an unlikely entrepreneur, Catherine Boucher, a dentist turned vegan pastry maker. Her creations are glazed to produce flavours such as crème brûlée, passionfruit with cocoa nibs, coffee-caramel-biscuit (dubbed the “Caramel Instagraham”), and cookies and cream using a chocolate-hazelnut spread from local producer Allo Simmone.

6. Boulangerie Samos

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4379 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Z8, Canada
(514) 845-8033
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Montreal doughnut lovers swear by Samos. This bakery’s been in business for more than 60 years and is renowned for old-school doughnuts that serve as a kind of counterpunch to frillier pastry pushers.

7. 49th Parallel Cafe

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488 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2H2, Canada
(514) 788-5130
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Hailing from the west coast, this Vancouver transplant is one of the summer’s hottest café openings, and brings more than third-wave coffee to the Old Montreal area. Showcasing their in-house brand of doughnuts (Lucky’s), it’s serving up flavours like lemon-blueberry crumble, PB&J, maple glaze, coconut-mango-passionfruit, and even one inspired by Quebec Depression-era delicacy pouding chômeur.

8. Amy's Déjeuner Brunch Gâteries

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4701C Boul Saint-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
QC H9H 2A7, Canada
(514) 624-1777
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Churning out doughnuts and fritters every morning at 9:00 am, this West Island locale keeps things fresh by switching up flavours on a weekly basis. Think of options like maple bacon, brownie cream cheese, lavender Oreo vanilla glazed, or brown sugar cinnamon on the doughnut side, with fritter flavours such as strawberry cheesecake or classic apple.

9. DoughNats

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5325 Bd Décarie, Montréal
QC H3W 3C4, Canada
(514) 660-2699

Nathalie Kaspy-Shtern may be a licensed criminologist with three degrees, but she also makes a fine doughnut. Her punny flavours, like the Cereal Killer (topped with your childhood favourites), the Tru-Doh (with brownies) or the Espress-O-Self, with its cinnamon and vanilla bean glaze, are sure to please. Oh, and vegan and gluten-free options are also available.

10. Léché Desserts

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640 Rue de Courcelle, Montréal
QC H4C 3C5, Canada
(514) 303-2200
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Josie Weitzenbauer’s doughnuts at Léché are yeast-based, fried in canola oil, and emerge lighter and fluffier than most. Plus, the varieties are insane: coconut and lime, lemon meringue, margarita, passionfruit, s’mores, and maple, just to name a few.

11. McKiernan

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5524 Rue Saint-Patrick #200, Montréal
QC H4E 1A8, Canada
(514) 759-6677
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Come for the sandwiches, pastas, rotisserie chicken, and picnic-style tables, but stay for the doughnuts. Options include sugar and vanilla glaze, a brioche variety, and seasonal editions like rhubarb or carrot cake-stuffed — each of which is sure to round out a memorable meal.

1. CRémy Pâtisserie

2202, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC, Canada

Rémy Couture’s super-dense, cake-like doughnuts are so massive they’re propped up on spindles. Each doughnut starts with a fluffy-moist cake base that’s hand-dipped in glazes like chocolate, caramel, and pistachio, only to be rolled in a crumbly topping. Keep an eye out for the (always delicious) flavour of the month.

2202, avenue Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC, Canada

2. Trou de Beigne

156, rue Saint-Zotique Est, Montreal, QC H2S 1K8, Canada

To the delight of just about everyone, this once-upon-a-time wholesale doughnut maker went brick-and-mortar in 2015, and now offers the option to order online, for delivery (flat fee), or for pick-up at Veux-Tu Une Biere? on Fridays only. Vegan doughnuts are also available.

156, rue Saint-Zotique Est, Montreal
QC H2S 1K8, Canada

3. Wawel

2543, rue Ontario Est, Montreal, QC H2K 1W5, Canada

Doughnut connoisseurs head to Wawel’s multiple locations around town for Polish paczki. The glazed, hole-less, yeast-based doughnuts are fried, glazed, and powdered before being injected with the likes of plum or apricot jam. They can also be ordered plain, but why would you want that?

2543, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC H2K 1W5, Canada

4. Bernie Beigne

23 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2J6, Canada

Drawing inspiration from the Mile End’s traditional Greek and Jewish shop owners of the mid-twentieth century, this unassuming doughnut shop launched with a bang in early 2021 and over 20 (well-priced) varieties available.

23 Rue Bernard O, Montréal
QC H2T 2J6, Canada

5. La Beignerie

3979 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4, Canada

This recently opened doughnut shop on Saint-Denis is the brainchild of an unlikely entrepreneur, Catherine Boucher, a dentist turned vegan pastry maker. Her creations are glazed to produce flavours such as crème brûlée, passionfruit with cocoa nibs, coffee-caramel-biscuit (dubbed the “Caramel Instagraham”), and cookies and cream using a chocolate-hazelnut spread from local producer Allo Simmone.

3979 R. Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M4, Canada

6. Boulangerie Samos

4379 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z8, Canada

Montreal doughnut lovers swear by Samos. This bakery’s been in business for more than 60 years and is renowned for old-school doughnuts that serve as a kind of counterpunch to frillier pastry pushers.

4379 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Z8, Canada

7. 49th Parallel Cafe

488 Rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2H2, Canada

Hailing from the west coast, this Vancouver transplant is one of the summer’s hottest café openings, and brings more than third-wave coffee to the Old Montreal area. Showcasing their in-house brand of doughnuts (Lucky’s), it’s serving up flavours like lemon-blueberry crumble, PB&J, maple glaze, coconut-mango-passionfruit, and even one inspired by Quebec Depression-era delicacy pouding chômeur.

488 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2H2, Canada

8. Amy's Déjeuner Brunch Gâteries

4701C Boul Saint-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H 2A7, Canada

Churning out doughnuts and fritters every morning at 9:00 am, this West Island locale keeps things fresh by switching up flavours on a weekly basis. Think of options like maple bacon, brownie cream cheese, lavender Oreo vanilla glazed, or brown sugar cinnamon on the doughnut side, with fritter flavours such as strawberry cheesecake or classic apple.

4701C Boul Saint-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
QC H9H 2A7, Canada

9. DoughNats

5325 Bd Décarie, Montréal, QC H3W 3C4, Canada

Nathalie Kaspy-Shtern may be a licensed criminologist with three degrees, but she also makes a fine doughnut. Her punny flavours, like the Cereal Killer (topped with your childhood favourites), the Tru-Doh (with brownies) or the Espress-O-Self, with its cinnamon and vanilla bean glaze, are sure to please. Oh, and vegan and gluten-free options are also available.

5325 Bd Décarie, Montréal
QC H3W 3C4, Canada

10. Léché Desserts

640 Rue de Courcelle, Montréal, QC H4C 3C5, Canada

Josie Weitzenbauer’s doughnuts at Léché are yeast-based, fried in canola oil, and emerge lighter and fluffier than most. Plus, the varieties are insane: coconut and lime, lemon meringue, margarita, passionfruit, s’mores, and maple, just to name a few.

640 Rue de Courcelle, Montréal
QC H4C 3C5, Canada

11. McKiernan

5524 Rue Saint-Patrick #200, Montréal, QC H4E 1A8, Canada

Come for the sandwiches, pastas, rotisserie chicken, and picnic-style tables, but stay for the doughnuts. Options include sugar and vanilla glaze, a brioche variety, and seasonal editions like rhubarb or carrot cake-stuffed — each of which is sure to round out a memorable meal.

5524 Rue Saint-Patrick #200, Montréal
QC H4E 1A8, Canada

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