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The best places to get doughnuts in Hong Kong

Sure, abs look cool, but have you seen these doughnuts?

Fontaine Cheng
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Fontaine Cheng
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Damned if you do, damned if you dough-nut! Well, when the doughnuts taste this good. Why not? From the classic glazed and sugared to the decadently filled and indulgent, doughnuts in Hong Kong are really coming into their own. So, if you’re looking for the best doughnuts in town, we’ve got your back, because we're selfless like that.

RECOMMENDED: Want to go for something more traditional? Check out the best local bakeries and get your Hong Kong pastry on.

Best holes, or spots, to get doughnuts

  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Stanley

This Italian bakery and gelateria, dressed in pretty pinks and pastels, is located in the heart of Stanley Village and offers a range of traditional baked goods and pastries handmade fresh onsite. The sweet bombolini, an Italian filled doughnut, is where it's at though. Trust us, you'll want more than one!

  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Happy Valley

Sometimes, all you want at the end of a long day is some comforting carbs and a doughnut. Well, Dough Bros has got you covered. This joint, which is usually dishing out fresh pizza, also makes equally addictive doughnuts and stuffs them with Nutella, custard, or jam. Even after the pizza, it’s worth it.

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  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Opened by former Four Seasons executive pastry chef, Grégoire Michaud, Bakehouse offers exceptional desserts and pastries that will always leave you wanting more. Its baked goods are handmade every day with fine flour from the traditional Suire Mill in France. The doughnut options are chocolate hazelnut, vanilla custard, raspberry jam, and matcha cream.

Dough Beings
Photograph: Courtesy Dough Beings

Dough Beings

Only available via pre-order online, Dough Beings have taken Instagram by storm with their light and fluffy bomboloni. The texture is always spot on and comes filled with savoury or sweet flavour combinations that will delight in the most unexpected way. From the bacon cheese jalapeño to the lemon basil meringue bomboloni, you’ll have to be quick to get in on their dough drops, or else feel utterly disappointed. Oh, we’ve been there.

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  • Restaurants
  • Pastelerías
  • Tai O

This small street stall in Tai O is well-known for its traditional Hong Kong-style sugar egg puff doughnuts, or sha yung in Cantonese. Tai O Bakery makes these deep-fried treats fresh every day and dips them in sugar to create a sweet, crispy doughnut with a soft centre and egg-tastic aroma.

  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Tai Hang

While cookies are in the name, Cookie Vission actually makes some delicious doughnuts too. The classic glazed doughnut is fantastic but they also do some more fun flavours including a Vietnamese coffee, blueberry crumble, tiramisu and probably the most decadent of them all, a hazelnut millefeuille doughnut.

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  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Central

Hole Foods make doughnuts with different flavours every month and offer customised boxes so you can pick and mix the flavours you want. The doughnuts, which come glazed or filled, are flavoured with vanilla custard, chocolate cream, raspberry jam, or more playful renditions like the Everything Bagel doughnut which blends cream cheese with red onion, chives and garlic. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Soho

Nuts Donut Shop makes yeast and cake doughnuts from scratch on a daily basis, all with no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. The brand celebrates the fact that none of their doughnuts will ever look the same as they roll and cut them out by hand. Focusing more on the glazed variety, the brand has a maple bacon doughnut as well as the colourful blueberry, basil and bourbon doughnut, among others.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Wan Chai

J.Co’s doughnuts are not only fluffy, but they also melt in your mouth and come in a variety of different flavours. Choose from Oreo-flavoured ring doughnuts called Oreology or filled doughnuts with a blend of avocado and chocolate crunch, otherwise known as the Avocado DiCaprio, and much more. The brand also makes cronuts, or croissant-doughnuts, for a crispier take on this sweet carb.

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