Vancouver Donut Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Donut Challenge was a success featuring donut creations from bakeries and cafes around Metro Vancouver. Each bakery cafe featured their donut creation from May 27 – June 20, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{108 points}

Fox and Oak

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Doughnut

Price: $4.50

Created by: Tessa Roderick and Bryn Koehn

Description: Naturally leavened brioche dough scooped out and generously filled with housemade strawberry rhubarb and cardamom filling. Topped with a strawberry glaze and finished with fresh lattice pie pastry and whipped cream.

Available daily, Friday-Tuesday while quantities last. Enjoy on the outside patio as well as take out.

NOTE: No pre-orders or delivery at this time.

Fox and Oak

1396 Main Street, Squamish

Tel: (778) 894-0879

Web: https://www.foxandoak.ca/

Instagram @foxandoakcraft

2nd Place (tie):

(105 points)

Cream Pony

Key Lime Cheesecake Donut

Price: $4.50

Created by: Fionn O’Brien and Margarita Wyld

Description: Our light and fluffy brioche doughnut is fermented for 18 hours, filled with cream cheese mousse, topped with a torched meringue crown that’s filled with a key lime curd, and topped with a graham cracker crumble.

Cream Pony

111 East 1st Street, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-317-7420

Web:https://www.creampony.ca/

Instagram @creampony

2nd Place (tie):

(105 points)

Doughnut Love

The Pick Me Up

Price: $3.50

Creator: Big Crush (Clint Hiles)

Description: A light and fluffy brioche raised doughnut, filled with a decadent silky smooth espresso mascarpone Mousse, submerged in a Kahlua glaze, dusted with cocoa powder, topped with a chocolate dipped house made lady finger and finished with a chocolate covered espresso bean.

Take out / delivery: No delivery at this time. Carry out only and dine in as soon as restrictions are lifted.

For Pre-order of large orders (one dozen or more) please email hello@doughnutlove.ca 24 hour notice is required. Online order / pre-oder coming soon at www.doughnutlove.ca

Doughnut Love

107 – 1655 Como Lake Road, Coquitlam

Tel:

Web:https://www.doughnutlove.ca/

Instagram @doughnutlove.ca

3rd Place:

(98 points)

Cin City Donuts

Cinabomb Mini Donuts Gourmet

Price: $8.50

Created by: Lauren Holmes

Description: Our freshly made Mini Donuts tossed with cinnamon and brown sugar, layered with cream cheese frosting. Its Cinfully delicious.

Cin City Donuts

327 E. Broadway, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 694-0090

Web: https://cincityvancity.com/

Instagram @cincityvancity

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Donut Creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Fox and Oak

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Doughnut

Price: $4.50

Created by: Tessa Roderick and Bryn Koehn

Description: Naturally leavened brioche dough scooped out and generously filled with housemade strawberry rhubarb and cardamom filling. Topped with a strawberry glaze and finished with fresh lattice pie pastry and whipped cream.

Available daily, Friday-Tuesday while quantities last. Enjoy on the outside patio as well as take out.

NOTE: No pre-orders or delivery at this time.

Fox and Oak

1396 Main Street, Squamish

Tel: (778) 894-0879

Web: https://www.foxandoak.ca/

Instagram @foxandoakcraft

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Boca Grande Donut Shop

Funfetti

Price: $6

Created by: Crystal Toigo and Jeremy Morris

Description: Stuffed with edible FUNFETTI cookie dough, wrapped in rainbow sprinkles, topped w/ cake batter whip and a bday rice krispie square.

Offered all the time (Unless Sold Out)

Available in shop, and through delivery on Uber Eats & Skip the Dishes

Pre-order is definitely available for the weekends but pre-orders must be in by 6pm on Thursday.

Boca Grande Donut Shop

106-4841 Delta Street., Delta

Tel:(604) 946-2121

Web:https://bocagrandedonutshop.com/

Instagram @bocagrandedonutshop

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Cin City Donuts

Cinabomb Mini Donuts Gourmet

Price: $8.50

Created by: Lauren Holmes

Description: Our freshly made Mini Donuts tossed with cinnamon and brown sugar, layered with cream cheese frosting. Its Cinfully delicious.

Offered: All the time

Cin City Donuts

327 E. Broadway, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 694-0090

Web: https://cincityvancity.com/

Instagram @cincityvancity

Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Each media judge scored each creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points. The highest number of points a challenge creation could have been awarded is 120 points.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Rebecca Coleman and Rose Lin.

Thank you to the bakeries and cafes that accepted my invitation and featured the Donut Challenge creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning bakery cafes to try their Donut creations! See all the Donut Challenge Entries Here.

By: Richard Wolak