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Where to find a good, freshly made donut in Edmonton

felix the hound Dec 25, 2006 02:44 PM

I mean not Tim Horton's.

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    Bob Mac Dec 27, 2006 03:38 PM

    Felix:

    I began chuckling when I read your post because I cannot think of any local spot that I would recommend for something as simple as a donut.

    I will have to ask some of my police friends [smile].

    As you indicated Tim Horton's no longer "fits the bill" with its premade donuts shipped out from Oakville or some such place.

    I think there are a couple of chains in the area but I have not picked up any in years and years.

    It is just breakfast time here and I am salivating over the prospect of a crisp, hot "old fashioned" donut. Let us know if you find a place.

    I fondly recollect the 5th floor cafeteria of the Eaton's in Montreal which back in the '60's had a number of coin operated machines where one could get lunch. It included one of those which made donuts. You saw the circle of dough plopped into the boiling fat...to trans-fat issues back then...the an arm extended and flipped the donut out of the fat where one could retrieve it.

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      felix the hound Dec 28, 2006 05:06 PM

      The long lines at Tim Horton's continue to amaze me- The amazing power of the brand allows them to get away with a mediocre product and misleading advertising, at best: "Always Fresh" refers only to their coffee ( are the RCMP or CSIS going to put me on some list for writing that?)
      The Donut Mill in Red Deer serves a made-on-the premises donut that merits a roadside stop on the way to Calgary

    2. anonymoose Dec 28, 2006 08:50 PM

      Empress Bakery on Whyte Ave - I haven't had them in years, but I have fond memories of their German jelly donuts. My mouth waters just thinking about them!

      I'm told the Italian Bakery on 97 st. has great donuts too.

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        vanillagirl Jun 24, 2007 04:10 PM

        I'd suggest supermarkets like Safeway or Superstore with a bakery. I'm pretty sure they bake their own. Or better yet, make some at home!

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          nick_motown Jun 25, 2007 01:42 PM

          Heh.

          There's a bazaar (aka flea market) on the north side that has one of those deep-frying and flipping machines.

          If you ever pass through Hinton, AB, near Jasper on a day other than Sunday and can find Peter's Bakery in the valley shopping district, treat yourself to a dozen from the German couple that works there. They are seriously the best donuts I have ever had.

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