By John McFarland | Posted on October 9th, 2012

Recently opened far west in Parkdale is the tongue-in-cheek named Glory Hole Doughnuts, Toronto’s first fully-dedicated gourmet doughnut shop to get in on this hot culinary trend. Upon entry you are hit by the sweet smell of yeasty dough as owner and baker Ashley Jacot De Boinod (formerly of Buca) creates the doughnuts in small batches throughout the day. Then check the handwritten chalkboard on the back wall in order to make your difficult choice.  There are over a dozen creations to choose from daily such as the Butter and Toast, Chocolate Pistachio, Black Forest Cake, Lemon Meringue, and a very good doughnut simply called Beer (featuring a Kensington Brewery Co flavoured frosting). My absolute favourite though is the Elvis and Marshmallow, a decadent beauty featuring peanut butter frosting topped with banana chips, nuts, bacon and a toasted marshmallow placed right in the center. An exceptional doughnut which is right up there with some of the best I have ever tasted, which it should be with its hefty $4.50 price tag. A little on the expensive side but Gloryhole Doughnuts is perfect for these cold and wet fall days when you’re in need for a little treat to make it through the day.


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