Where to Find the Most Scrumptious Doughnuts in Calgary

If this deep-fried confectionary is your guilty pleasure, these are the best places to pick up the sugary treat

What makes a mouth-watering doughnut? A flaky, yet doughy texture, fresh toppings and an Insta-worthy aesthetic. These sweet treats come in many different forms: cake, sourdough and yeast doughnuts, not to mention the hundreds of confectionery combinations you can create. From custards to glazes and everything in between, it can be overwhelming to pick a doughnut that fulfills all of your sugary needs. That is why we did some cavity-inducing research to find the best doughnut shops in Calgary. For a roundup of our favourite doughnuts across the rest of the country, click here.

Calgary's Pretty Sweet is one of our picks for the Best Doughnut Shops in Canada

Pretty Sweet (Photo: Courtesy MJay Photography)

Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Find it: 100 1414 8 St.,
The low-down: The flagship location to its five locations across Calgary and Toronto offers unique artisan treats with sophisticated flavours.
The goods: Doughnuts come in both hand-dipped and hand-filled varieties, with a wide range of flavors available daily.
What to order: The Peanut Butter Cup, which is decorated with chocolate ganache, peanut cream filling and topped with salted peanuts

Pretty Sweet

Find it: 536 42 Ave. SE,
The low-down: Like a Pinterest board come to life, this sweet spot offers a modern twist on old-school recipes.
The goods: Fun flavours like Birthday Cake, Cotton Candy and Raspberry Rose come in both regular and baby bites, if smaller treats are your thing.
What to order: For a nostalgia-inducing treat, try the Fruity Pebble, topped with your fave childhood cereal.

Glamorgan Bakery

Find it:
The low-down: Celebrating its 40th anniversary, this family-owned spot has won the Calgary Herald’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Bakery countless times, most recently for 2016–17.
The goods: They cover the classics like Boston Cream and Sprinkle, served up in a handful of varieties—small and round doughnut holes, Texas doughnuts, classic, filled and Long Johns.
What to order: Chocolate Long John

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