National Donut Day is June 3 and local bakeries are offering sweet deals to celebrate. As an annual tradition since 1938, this event is about more that just devouring honey crullers and beignets. The Salvation Army first established National Donut Day to honour the Donut Lassies who handed out treats to soldiers during World War I.
Here's how you can mark National Donut Day in Toronto.
Jelly Modern Doughnuts
All locations are participating by giving away free vanilla glazed mini donuts filled with chocolate pastry cream. Donuts decorated with happy faces will also be on sale with 10 per cent going to the Salvation Army. Contests in store will give you the chance to win donuts for a year.
The Italian bakery in Etobicoke is whipping up special flavours for the big day. Find Lucky Charms, strawberry shortcake and s'mores donuts available while quantities last.
The Rolling Pin
This bakeshop is going all out on Donut Day by offering special flavours like a s'mores funnel cake, Station Cold Brew and toasted oatmeal, bourbon ginger peach pie and dulce de leche crullers to name just a few. Pre-orders are encouraged.
Glory Hole Doughnuts
This Parkdale donut shop is still finessing the details for its Donut Day celebrations, but expect an abundance of deep-fried delicacies, along with cold brew coffee floats, in store.
Through Being Cool Vegan Baking Co.
Celebrate the sweet day at this vegan bakeshop in Bloordale. It's not doing anything too crazy for Donut Day, though you'll still find 20 different flavours in store if you want to take the celebrations home... or to the park.
Get a free donut at any location on Friday, June 3. There's no purchase necessary, but you're encouraged to donate to The Salvation Army's Red Kettles stationed at the cash registers.
Photo of the Rolling Pin by Jesse Milns.
by Liora Ipsum via blogTO