We were on a diet but we doughnut care anymore! Doughnuts can go from being a quick snack to a full-blown meal on its own, and we love licking off the frosting on our fingers. We have sourced our best doughnuts from simple sugar-coated doughnuts to elaborately decorated doughnuts—check them out below!
With three locations across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories, Indonesian import J.CO boasts freshly baked doughnuts that are arguably the best in town. Their range spans from sugar-glazed and chocolate-dusted doughnuts to creations like the signature Alcapone ($15), a sweet creation covered in white chocolate toasted almonds, and the aptly named Avocado DiCaprio ($15), topped with avocado and chocolate crunch. Oh, and they also do cream-filled cronut versions of their doughnuts, too!
This hole-in-the-wall doughnut store located in the centre of the hustle and bustle of Causeway Bay prides itself on serving doughnuts that are almost enough for a full meal. Buttery Factory makes sure that everything is as Instagrammable as it gets, including the bubblegum-coloured decor as well as each of their doughnuts. Eclectic flavours include Bacon & Peking Duck ($35) and the Matcha Green Tea ($35) with matcha KitKat and crumbled cookies. They also make crazy doughnut towers for special occasions that you can customise, such as a superhero-themed tower for your kid's birthday or a pastel colour themed tower for a baby shower!
This artisan bakery was opened by Gregoire Michaud, who has worked in some of the finest hotels in the world. It hasn’t had a slow day since it opened, and on the weekends, you can expect to queue for a table. And for good reason: Everything is delicious, especially their rotating selection of baked goods. The Chocolate Hazelnut Doughnuts ($38) are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, but the Vanilla Custard Doughnuts ($38) also deserve a special mention!
Bakehouse, 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai
If you want to know how far you can take your doughnut dedication, why not pop by the Donut Café in K11 MUSEA? Right next to the Donut Playground is the doughnut-themed eatery that serves up gelato paninis and doughnut milkshakes. The Donut Shake ($59) is made up of all our childhood desires, smoothly blended milkshakes with a plump doughnut sitting on top of the drink. There’s also a doughnut wall with doughnut plushies hung out for an extra bit of fun, but to take things to another level, any purchase within the Donut Café gives you a free ride down the mega slide at the Donut Playhouse!
Donut Café, Shop B247, B2/F, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 6114 1771
Another top pick for doughnuts with fillings, Dough Bros has you covered if that’s what you prefer. Next to their amazing pizzas, their Doughnuts ($38) are freshly fried to order and stuffed with the choice of Nutella, custard, or jam, and covered in sugar. Be careful when you are biting into the fluffy doughnut since the generous fillings might just spill out!
Dough Bros, Shop 5, G/F, 38–42 Yik Yam, Happy Valley | (+852) 2760 4555
Popular bakery chain Queen Sophie is mostly famous for its egg tarts, but their affordable doughnuts are also worthy of sharing the spotlight. The Doughnuts ($10) look more like a cronut than a traditional doughnut, with a crispy fried coating and layers of buttery pastry inside. You can choose between traditional Western flavours such as caramel and raspberry or Asian-infused flavours such as matcha and red bean.
If you’re looking for a standard doughnut, look no further than Yamazaki and their sugar-coated Doughnuts ($9.50). Sometimes, the simple things are the best, such as a fluffy doughnut with some sugar sprinkled on top. If you need a little bit more of the glam, then just turn to the Rainbow-Sprinkled Doughnuts ($10.50) for an extra bit of colour!
Set against chic and bare concrete walls, moody pendant lights, and cool greys, Aussie-themed NINETYs paints a sharp contrast against the vibrant flavours of their dishes and their aesthetic decorations. Their Doughnut Toast ($98), is the combination of a French toast with a doughnut, sesame ice cream, crushed nuts, and cookie crumbs for crunch. If you’re looking for something quick and slightly healthier, you can also try these grab-and-go doughnuts made with Greek Yoghurt and baked instead of fried.
NINETYs, 222 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai | (+852) 2369 0118
If you're on a budget, you can always pop over to any Marks & Spencer Food Hall and just grab one of their doughnuts. Their bakeries have all the classic flavours such as Chocolate Sprinkles ($12), Pink Sprinkles ($12), Rainbow Sprinkles ($12) and Sugar-Coated Doughnuts ($10) made fresh every day!
An online store that takes weekly order, Chinuts._ is seriously obsessed with doughnuts. They like to focus on a special type of doughnut, which is the wheel-like doughnuts made up of little bobs. Their staple flavours include Matcha ($30), Strawberry Cookie ($28), and Chocolate Cookie ($28) that come with plentiful toppings. Made by hand, the owner comes up with seasonal flavours such as meat floss, pineapple, and also takes customised orders. Find her online to ask about what special flavours she’s got hidden!
Ms Donutt is a doughnut fanatic who dedicates her online shop to doughnuts only. She has made over 22 kinds of doughnuts all on her own, which makes each and every doughnut unique in its design. The doughnuts are baked rather than fried to make a healthier snack, and the owner prefers a cake-like texture that fills you up. Whenever she has a batch of doughnuts ready, she will announce it on her social media and take orders, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!