Top 5 Donut Destinations
What was life before donuts? We don’t want to know. The delicious treat has been around since the 19th century, and they just keep getting better!
The humble donut has come a long way since then, from simple fried clumps of dough to the decadence in modern pastry we see today.
Whether you have your heart set on plain and simple, or you prefer every topping under the sun, the perfect donut for any occasion can be found in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Fluffy Bake Shop
Head to the Fluffy Bake Shop for the fluffiest donuts in town. Their brioche donuts are filled with fluffy cream or custard and come in a range of delicious flavours. Each week there are different options to try which vary from the classics like chocolate mousse and cookies and cream, to more adventurous flavours like matcha and custard! You might just have to get them all!
Grizzly Baked Goods
Known for their epic sourdough bread and flaky croissants, Grizzly Baked Goods’ bombolini-style donuts are nothing to grizzle about. The Italian-inspired donuts are filled with house-made custards and curds that marry perfectly with pastry so light that it could float. Crowd favourites include vanilla cheesecake and lemon curd that are available all-year round, with seasonal flavours regularly updated throughout the year.
Panadero Filipino Bakery
The irresistible gourmet donuts at Panadero Filipino Bakery are inspired by childhood memories of local Filipino bakeries, in three locations across Christchurch. From mango cream to strawberry iced, each donut is an explosion of flavour and offers either a taste of home or an entirely new experience. Panadero’s signature sweet and nutty ube mousse donut is definitely one to try, made with traditional purple yam.
Glamour Cake treats every donut like a blank canvas. The result is always a work of art, and it’s no wonder they constantly fly out the door. Based at Lyttelton Bakery, the ever-changing variety of donuts at Glamour Cake is like a scene out of MasterChef, packed with mind-blowing flavours so good you’ll be scrambling for more. Jelly-Tip, cookie dough or Snickers donut, anyone?
Original Foods Baking Co - The Donut Destination
The Donut Destination at Original Foods Baking Co has lived up to its name in Ōtautahi Christchurch since 1991. Sourced from their very-own commercial bakery next door, The Wigram-based café never runs out of ideas, offering epic new flavours on the daily. From crème brûlée, banoffee and ambrosia, right down to the OG pink sprinkle ring donuts. The decision is often a tough one!