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Scanway Catering and Pastry | Courtesy of Scanway Catering and Pastry
Scanway Catering and Pastry | Courtesy of Scanway Catering and Pastry

The 6 Best Donut Spots in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Updated: 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

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!

Vandal Doughnuts

Vandal Doughnuts | Courtesy of Vandal Doughnuts

Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Budget
$
Deep-Sea Donuts

During the summer months, head to Deep-Sea Donuts along the Halifax Waterfront for some of the tastiest old-fashioned donuts in the city. Grab a pastry and a coffee and enjoy your snack while taking in the lively activities along the waterfront.

Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Sun :
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Budget
$
Ol School Donuts Food Truck

This family-run donut food truck is a local favorite, and it’s easy to see why! You’ll find them around the city serving up unbeatable flavors such as Salted Caramel Brownie and Maple Bacon.

Ol School Donuts

Ol School Donuts | Courtesy of Ol School Donuts

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Address & Phone
Dartmouth, NS, Canada

+1 902 495 0277

Budget
$
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.

Scanway

Scanway Catering & Pastry | Courtesy of Scanway Catering & Pastry

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Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri :
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat :
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Budget
$
The Old Apothecary Bakery & Cafe

Every dessert at The Old Apothecary is a winner, and the donuts are no exception. This place is the one to visit if you believe simple is best—they sell baked donuts in chocolate, vanilla, and lemon.

Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri :
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat :
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Budget
$
Tim Hortons

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.”

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Address & Phone
Opening Hours
Mon - Wed :
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu :
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri :
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat :
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun :
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Budget
$