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Outpost Mini Donut Co. – Mini Donut Heaven

If you want proof that great things come in small packages, just take a look at Outpost Mini Donut Co. in Steveston.
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Brodeur’s Bistro – Southern Comfort Foods

As a 70’s child that grew up in the 80’s in Vancouver, I have lasting memories of the 1982 Stanley Cup run with “King” Richard Brodeur between the pipes (I even have his autograph tucked away somewhere). We came across Brodeur’s Bistro in Abbotsford back in July and you can forgive my expectation that this establishment was somehow connected to Richard Brodeur. In fact, there is no connection at all (they came up with the name as an easily recognizable French surname).
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Honey Doughnuts and Goodies

There are very few things that are more satisfying after a long hike than gorging yourself on some decadent treats. Fortunately, if you find yourself in Deep Cove after a hike up to Quarry Rock, there’s just such a spot.
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Voodoo Doughnut Too (Portland Road Trip 2016)

As I’ve mentioned before, donuts is pretty much synonymous with Portland and nothing screams donuts more than Voodoo Doughnuts.
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Blue Star Donuts (Portland Road Trip 2016) – Passion Fruit Cocoa Nib Donut

Ok people, let’s talk about donuts! Having been to Voodoo Doughnuts on our last Portland road trip, I knew that I wanted to try Blue Star on this go around. While Voodoo is known for their novelty donuts, Blue Star goes for the quality donut aficionado market. Their classic brioche recipe takes 18 hours for the dough to be made and all of their glazes and fillings are made fresh daily.
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Tonallis Doughnuts & Cream (Portland Road Trip 2016)

When you mention the words “Portland” and “donuts”, most people immediately think of Voodoo Doughnuts or Blue Star Donuts. But there are other donut shops in Portland. Take, for example, Tonallis Doughnuts & Cream located in the Alberta area of NE Portland. It’s actually just a few blocks away from Pine State Biscuits so we decided to pick up a few before our trip to the waterfalls.
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Leonard’s Bakery (Hawaii 2016) – Lychee Malasadas

Say it with me… “Malasadas”
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Cartems Donuterie (Mount Pleasant) – Whiskey Bacon

Vancouver loves their donut shops! Cartems Donuterie happens to be one of those specialty donut shops that gained an immense following during the epic donut craze of 2012. Last year, they opened up a new shop in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver along Main Street.
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Rocket Donuts (Bellingham) – Out of this World

So, who knew there was a downtown Bellingham? Well, I guess the people that live there I suppose. But as a visiting Canadian, my knowledge of Bellingham was generally limited to Bellis Fair Mall and the pit stop when heading further south down the I-5.
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Krispy Kreme – Halloween Doughnuts

Prior to Krispy Kreme coming to Delta, if you wanted one of their sugary pillows of deep-fried goodness, you had to drive down to the States. I recall huge line-ups… especially when their Hot Now sign was on, signaling that their donuts have just been freshly made.
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Leonard’s Bakery (Honolulu 2015) – Malasadas

We missed visiting Leonard’s Bakery during our last trip to Hawaii in 2013 so we were really looking forward to trying out their malasadas… basically a Portuguese doughnut.
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Cartems Donuterie vs. Lucky’s Doughnuts

The last time I visited Cartems, they were still in their little pop-up shop near Pigeon Park. Since that time, they’ve opened a permanent location on West Pender, closer to the downtown core. I figured this would be a good time to do a comparison between Cartems Donuterie and Lucky’s Doughnuts.
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