The 6 Best Donut Spots in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Scanway Catering and Pastry | Courtesy of Scanway Catering and Pastry
Scanway Catering and Pastry | Courtesy of Scanway Catering and Pastry
Photo of Kate Horodyski
25 January 2018

Donut lovers, this list is for you! From old-fashioned donuts served seaside to funky hipster donut shops and a famed Canadian chain, we’ve got all the best spots that Halifax has to offer.

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Vandal Doughnuts

Bakery, Pastries
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Vandal Doughnuts
Vandal Doughnuts | Courtesy of Vandal Doughnuts

The newest donut spot on the scene, Vandal’s treats are definitely the most Insta-worthy in the city! Choose from to-die-for flavors like Root Beer Float, Cookies & Cream, Pop-tart, and Butterbeer Harry Potter. They’ve also got lots of delicious vegan options!

Scanway Catering & Pastry

Bakery, Pastry Shop, Pastries, Dessert, Coffee
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Scanway Catering & Pastry
Scanway Catering & Pastry | Courtesy of Scanway Catering & Pastry

Fans of the famous NYC cronut will want to visit Scanway to try their delicious replica, the “dossant.” In addition to this croissant-donut hybrid, Scanway also serves up fresh daily cake and yeast donuts, and they’re continuously coming up with new flavors like Rum Maple and Raspberry White Chocolate.SaveSave

Tim Hortons

Cafe, Dessert Shop, Pastries, Canadian, Fast Food
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Okay, this one is by no means local to Halifax, but if you’re coming from somewhere outside of Canada, you need to try a donut at this Canadian institution. The popular chain has locations all around the city, and in addition to a variety of donut flavors, they also sell uber-popular donut holes, known here as “timbits.”