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Where's the Best Doughnuts in Melbourne?

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Published November 12th 2011
Jam Doughnuts
Jam Doughnuts

Doughnuts (or donuts) are essentially a sweet snack of fried dough. Across the world there are different varieties, including the classic cinnamon ring doughnuts, glazed doughnuts, round doughnuts with fillings, and long Spanish doughnuts dipped in chocolate. With so many possible shapes and sizes, where can you find the best doughnuts in Melbourne?

American Doughnut Kitchen
American Doughnuts

American Doughnut Kitchen - Queen Victoria Markets (Queen St)

Starting from the heart of Melbourne CBD, Queen Victoria Markets itself has two doughnut vans. On one side is the American Doughnut Kitchen, which is a family business that has run from the same van since the 1950s. The doughnuts are fluffy and round, with a bright red raspberry filling, sprinkled generously with granulated sugar. Fans argue that Olympic Donuts, a jam doughnut store outside Footscray station, is an equally matched competitor.

Churros Van
Churros Van

Spanish Donuts - Queen Victoria Markets (Peel St)

On the other side of the markets is the Spanish type doughnuts, also known as churros. Churros are long strands of dough, piped with a star-shaped nozzle, and are served either plain with icing sugar, or with chocolate dipping sauces.

San Churro
San Churro

Chocolateria San Churro - multiple branches including stores in QV (Swanston), and Lygon St

Whilst this franchise is not highly regarded as top quality churros, the churros trend in Melbourne CBD really took off with with the opening of various branches of San Churro. Aside from churros and white, milk, dark dipping sauces, San Churro also serves a variety of hot chocolates, truffles and desserts.

Original Glazed Krispy Kreme
Original Glazed Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - multiple in CBD and Melbourne Airport

Coming from a region without Krispy Kreme branches, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are commonly the "souvenirs" friends bring back after a trip interstate. Ah, the slight crunch of the ice-glazed doughnut, with a soft bite. Or choose from one of the many flavours - cheesecake, blueberry filled, cinnamon apple and more.

Now that we've started on the doughnut hunt throughout Melbourne, tell us about your favourite doughnut stores.
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Now that is a good question. I love the italian donuts at the Queen Vic Market. They are yummy, fattening but highly edible.

Then, theres the organic donuts @ the South Melbourne Market. They are a pretty good snack when you've had a busy morning doing the market shopping.:)

Its the exercise you have to do afterwards that makes that yummy donut look a little less tasty and an apple or mandarine look tasty. (the trick is to have one donut, not 3 and then you dont have to go for a big exercise session.) The other aspect of that is if you are a busy shopper, you might not even feel the donut add anything. You might have already worked if off shopping.
by Jody Kimber (score: 2|902) 3445 days ago
Europa Cakeshop in Acland Street, St. Kilda
Polish style doughnuts filled with plum jam/povidel and glazed with icing sugar. YUMMO!!!
by a_bad (score: 0|8) 3436 days ago
oh yeah, I forgot, Footscray station are pretty damned good too :-)
by a_bad (score: 0|8) 3436 days ago
The French Quarter in North Melbourne, especially the chocolate custard-filled ones!
by BrunswickMum (score: 1|23) 2807 days ago
try the san churros in Docklands- they do the best churros by far. Love Sugardough as well.
by newintstudents (score: 2|474) 2878 days ago
Footscray market hands down. Go there just to see the dolphin shaped jam pump!
by arlen (score: 0|2) 3175 days ago
gotta be The Victoria Market,I beleive the van has been there since the 1950` Its called American Doughnuts , It always has a long line of people waiting ,Cheryl
by chezo (score: 0|2) 3175 days ago
Definately the jam donut van at Preston market. They beat all the other jam donut vans hands down! delicious.
by hotrx (score: 1|39) 3257 days ago
The Vic Market American doughnut van
by lizandbiko (score: 1|10) 3432 days ago
next to footscary station!!!
by kerry (score: 0|3) 3443 days ago
At Camberwell Markets - absolutely gorgeous
by cathi (score: 0|3) 3440 days ago
Laverton Market
by mlbro (score: 0|3) 3440 days ago
I agree. Opposite Footscray Station are awesome. And also IKEA Springvale are surprisingly great!
by keshi (score: 0|8) 3440 days ago
Sorry, have to disagree with writer - Churros in the van at Vic Market are ok, but served plain. Churros at San Churro are served with bowls of real melted chocolate to dip in to (not sauce as described) and are to die for. No competition. Some stores are better than others but they are the reason people even know what a churros is now. QV probably have the best ones in Melbourne
by bergs (score: 0|3) 3441 days ago
My favorite place to get a doughnut is at San Churro at Knox city.
Gotta love that chocolate.
by bergs (score: 0|3) 3441 days ago
yes ! I advocate KK also....good in Ameria too.........Winnie get yer gun !

ps/ and it dont matter if u know me or not ! >>>smile !
by schmu1 (score: 2|171) 3443 days ago
Olympic Doughnuts at Footscray station
by jeckl (score: 0|2) 2080 days ago

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