One of my new favourite spots for doughnuts in Vancouver is Lucky’s Doughnuts inside the 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters on the corner of Main and 13th. Their hand-crafted designer doughnuts are made fresh from scratch and are almost too gorgeous to eat… almost.
As usual with designer doughnuts, the prices are more than what you would pay at your local Timmy’s. But Tim Hortons’ doughnuts are actually frozen and shipped to each location so you can’t really compare the two. On my first visit in January, it cost me $16.57 for six doughnuts (there’s a slight discount if you buy more than 6 pastries).
The Classic Old Fashioned has always been a favourite of mine. Lucky’s version is a sour cream old fashioned topped with vanilla glaze.
A variation of the old fashion is the Orange Honey Pistachio ($3.50) – it’s a pistachio-lovers dream come true.
PB&J ($3.50) - they didn’t… did they? Yup, a square doughnut with jam piped into all 4 corners and a peanut glaze on top.
The Lemon Bismark is filled with lemon curd and covered with granulated sugar. This is an airy doughnut but a bit denser than the ones you get at Lee’s Donuts and the lemon curd is fairly tart.
The Apple Maple Bacon Fritter sounded like it had all of the perfect ingredients for me… an apple and bacon fritter topped with a maple glaze and even more bacon. Unfortunately, I found that it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. It’s quite sticky from the maple glaze and the bacon added some saltyness to it but the fritter part needed some work (the texture was a bit softer than I expected for a fritter).
Speaking of Maple Bacon goodies, take a look at the Maple Bacon doughnut that we picked up at Honey Doughnuts and Goodies recently.
The Traditional French Cruller ($3.00) is made of French choux paste fried and topped with vanilla glaze – this is oh-my-goodness good! It’s puffy and airy… just like biting into a cloud made of sweet yumminess.
I came back for a revisit a week later to grab some more goodies because I wanted to try some of their other doughnuts but they didn’t have all of the ones I wanted to try.
So in addition to the French Crueller, Orange Honey Pistachio, and PB&J, I tried some of their non-doughnut pastries. The Chocolate Croissant ($3.50) has the characteristic flaky shell surrounding a chocolate filling.
If you like the Orange Honey Pistachio, you’ll love the Pistachio Almond Croissant ($3.50) with the sweet pistachio filling, light and flaky pastry and crunchy almond slivers.
I was surprised at how good their Featured Scone ($3.00) was. I’m not sure what was in it but I think I tasted candied ginger.
If you didn’t believe me about the PB&J doughnut, take a look at the picture below and you can see the jam stuffed in the corners of the doughnut.
Don’t forget that March is Nutrition Month… I hear pistachios are good for you.
2902 Main Street
Posted on March 6, 2013, in Bakery, Desserts, Donuts, Restaurant Review and tagged Apple Bacon Fritter, Donuts, Food, French Cruller, Mount Pleasant, Old Fashioned Doughnut, Orange Honey Pistachio Doughnut, PB&J, Pistachio Almond Croissant, restaurant review, Scones, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.