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Best places to get doughnuts in Hong Kong

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

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Damned if you do, damned if you dough-nut! Well, when the doughnuts taste this good. Why not? From the classics of 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 Hong Kong, we’ve got your back, as these are the must-tries that we tasted and tested just for you. 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 doughnut spots in Hong Kong

  • 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!

Dough by Design
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Dough by Design

Created on the basis of not being able to travel during these times, thanks to the outbreak, Dough by Design is the answer to missing doughnuts from Tokyo and LA. By mixing the light and fluffy textures usually found in doughnuts from Tokyo with the size and flavours from the US, Dough by Design hits both marks with classic glazed doughnuts through to creative maple bacon doughnuts, and more. Preordering the doughnuts are exclusive to those that follow them on Instagram, so make sure you follow the instructions to get your hands on them. There is also talk of a pop-up space, so watch this space to find out more.

For more info, check out their website here.

 

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  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Happy Valley

Sometimes, all you want at the end of a long day is some fatty carbs and a Nutella-filled doughnut. Well, Dough Bros has got you covered. This takeout pizza shop may be tiny, but the menu is anything but. Aside from their delicious hand-rolled pizzas, Dough Bros makes its addictive doughnuts fresh to order and stuffs them with Nutella, custard, or jam while they’re still hot.

  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Opened by former Four Seasons Executive Pastry Chef, Grégoire Michaud, Bakehouse offers exceptional desserts 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, and raspberry jam – and they’re all absolutely delicious. Now with two locations, in Wan Chai and Soho, you can try either to get your hands on them!

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  • Restaurants
  • Central

Go for these decadent doughnuts at the iconic cake shop in Mandarin Oriental. Quite the indulgent experience, Mandarin Cake Shop’s doughnut options range from plain to Boston cream to the strawberry doughnut sandwich. Soft, pillowy and indulgently filled, these doughnuts are hit the spot every time. If that's not quite enought, the cake shop’s patisserie menu is extensive enough to feed your sweet tooth for a month…and then some.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Wan Chai

It must be good if it's literally in the name, right? J.Co’s famous doughnuts are not only fluffy, but they also melt in your mouth. Take the most satisfying bite from one of these cleverly-named doughnuts: Alcapone, Avocado DiCaprio, Berry Spears, Coco Loco, Don Mochino, Jacky Chunk, Meisisipi, and Tira miss u. And if these don’t tickle your fancy, they have many more flavours to choose from, too.

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  • Restaurants
  • Pastelerías
  • Tai O

How far are you willing to go for doughnuts? Well, this will put that to the test. The Tai O Bakery certainly isn't as easily reached as many others on this list, but we promise a doughnut from this street stall is well worth the journey. Famous for its Chinese-style doughnuts, this bakery serves up freshly deep-fried treats every day. Never had a Chinese doughnut before? Think flavour, doughiness, and sugar. Lots of sugar. 

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