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9 epic transit-friendly places to get donuts in Metro Vancouver on National Doughnut Day

June 1 is National Doughnut Day. With so many options in Metro Vancouver, it can be tough to begin figuring out where to go to begin satisfy your sweet tooth—especially near transit.

Doughnut worry fam, we got you! Here are nine epic transit-friendly places to get doughnuts in Metro Vancouver:

1. Krispy Kreme

Location: 7153 120 St, Delta, BC V4E 2A9
Hours: 5:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Transit: 311, 312, 316, 319, 340, 364, 391 and C76

There’s no better way to celebrate National Doughnut Day than picking up one free (yes free!) doughnut of your choice. Offer is available from opening to close.

2. Tim Hortons

Location: near many SkyTrain stations (use their store locator)
Hours: varies
Transit: SkyTrain

Yes, we’re featuring the big guys too—only because they have a doughnut breakfast sandwich for National Doughnut Day! It’s only available until noon. And with many locations through Metro Vancouver located near transit, there’s one close by to satisfy your doughnut needs.

3. Virtuous Pie

Location: 583 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2V1
Hours: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Transit: 3, 4, 7, 8, 19, 22, 209

🍩+🍦=😍 Have your two guilty pleasures in one at Virtuous Pie. We won’t tell you’re taking an extra cheat day. 🤫 Only for National Doughnut Day, they’re selling doughnut ice cream sandwiches—featuring their handcrafted ice cream sandwiched between a plain glazed donut!

4. Duffin’s Donuts

Location: 1391 E 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5W 3R9
Hours: 24 hours
Transit: 22, 41

This mom-and-pop shop is an East Vancouver institution that’s famous for its eclectic mix of food offerings. Everything from fried chicken and torta subs to Vietnamese subs and bubble tea. Open 24 hours, it’s there when you need it most like when you need your donut fix on National Doughnut Day!

All about the 4 day work week! #sprinkles #donuts #celebrate

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5. Honey Doughnuts & Goodies

Location: 4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2
Hours:
6:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Transit: 211, 212, 229

Nestled in the heart of Deep Cove, this doughnut shop has earned rave reviews from Hollywood celebrities like Kate Winslet. On National Doughnut Day, make sure you stop by for a legendary Roly Poly and you might just end up rubbing shoulders with Kate and other Hollywood celebs. Cap off your time in Deep Cove with a hike up to Insta-famous Quarry Rock.

6. Cartems Donuts

Locations: 534 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V3 (Downtown), 2190 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C5 (Mount Pleasant) and 3040 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H1 (Kitsilano) 
Hours: 
7 a.m.–10 p.m. (Downtown and Mount Pleasant), 9 a.m.–9 p.m. (Kitsilano)
Transit: 4, 5, 7, 10, 14, 17, 19, 22, 209, 210, 211, 214, Expo and Canada Line to Waterfront (Downtown); 3, 8, and 19 (Mount Pleasant); and 9 and 14 (Kitsilano)

No doubt a Vancouver classic—you’re bound to find a doughnut there that you didn’t know you needed in your life. National Doughnut Day will be a busy day for Cartems, so make sure you get there early! They make their donuts fresh every day, so they may sell out before close.

7. 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters & Lucky’s Doughnuts

Location: 689 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4M3 (Downtown), 2902 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G3 (Main Street) and 2198 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N6 (West 4th) 
Hours:  6:30 a.m.–6 p.m. (Downtown), 7 am.–10 p.m (Main Street) and 7 a.m.–7 p.m.  (West 4th)
Transit: 2, 22, 95 B-Line, 240, 241, 242, 246, 247,  250, 253, 254, 257, Expo Line to Burrard Station (Downtown); 3 (Main Street); and 4, 7 and 84 (West 4th)

A great coffee goes with a great doughnut. Lucky’s Doughnuts, a project of 49th Parallel Coffee Roaster, is the place to have the best of both! Word at the TransLink office is that if you only try one donut tomorrow at 49th Parallel, it’s the Classic Old fashioned…although the PB & J Square doughnut is also an office favourite.

8. Swiss Bakery

Location: 143 E 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1C7
Hours: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Transit: 3, 8, 19 and 84

Tucked away just off of Main Street, this bakery offers Vancouver’s first “cronut”—a delicious cross between a flaky croissant and a deep fried doughnut, filled with a delicate cream, which they have aptly named the “frissant” in house. These pastry hybrids are a mouthwatering must-try for National Doughnut Day. You won’t forget your first cronut.

9. El Furniture Warehouse – Hastings

Location: 156 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8
Hours: 11 a.m.–2 a.m.
Transit: 3, 8, 14, 16, 20, 95 B-Line, Expo Line to Stadium–Chinatown Station

A $5.95 food menu, all day and every day—this is one of the best places to go for cheap eats in Vancouver. As if you need another reason to go: mini doughnuts with toffee-espresso dipping sauce. 🤤

Are we missing any transit-friendly doughnut haunts? If so, we wanna know, so leave a comment. Happy National Doughnut Day! Plan your doughnut adventure at translink.ca/tripplanner.


1 Comment

  • By Adam, June 1, 2018 @ 3:37 pm

    Aw man, Duffin’s Donuts. That place was a big piece of my childhood right there from when it was back on 33rd & Main.

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