Look out, Tim Hortons. With three local restaurants preparing their finest fried dough creations, the donut is set to become Toronto’s new food craze.
According to the rules of far-reaching journalism, if something happens in threes, it’s officially a trend. We present to you the city’s latest food craze: donuts!
As pastry chef Ashley Jacot De Boinod raises money to open her Glory Hole Doughnuts shop in Parkdale and construction continues at Leslieville’s soon-to-open Paulette’s fried chicken and donut store, The Beast‘s co-owner Rachelle Cadwell has been selling her own donuts from the restaurant’s back door every Thursday morning (as well as recent Toronto Underground Market events).
Dough By Rachelle starts serving promptly at 8 a.m. and usually sells out before noon. Cadwell says she’s only been selling them from the restaurant for the past three weeks, so she’s still working on how many to make each day (she made 120 this morning). Among the flavours today: an eclair-ish strawberry and cream, a spicy cinnamon that will perk anyone up, and more common flavours, like chocolate-hazelnut and maple bacon ($3 each).