Our friends across the pond are celebrating National Doughnut Day on 1 June – and there’s plenty of local options to join in the (sticky) fun
Victoria’s newest doughnut outlet is here for a limited time only – and so is their latest oversized sweet treat. Celebrating National Doughnut Day in a big way, Doughnut Time has launched a new line of Mega Doughnuts in three outrageously decadent flavours including the Simpsons-inspired ‘D’oh Nut’ and vegan-friendly Chris Hemsworthy. Each of these monster bakes measures 18 inches – bigger than your head – and launch on June 1st, so make sure you pre-order yours now.
Doughnut Time, 137 Victoria St, SW1E 6RD; doughnuttime.co.uk
Vegan Lemon Thyme
Crosstown Doughnuts have expanded their vegan range by giving their best-selling pink beetroot doughnut a vegan-friendly makeover. Hand-dipped in tangy lemon-thyme glaze and finished with vanilla crumble and fresh lemon thyme, this delicious new flavour is a real treat – whether you’re vegan or not.
Crosstown Victoria, 14 Sir Simon Milton Square, SW1E 5DJ; crosstowndoughnuts.com
Coco di Mama
Fun to say and even more enjoyable to eat, bomboloni are traditional Italian chocolate-filled doughnuts. Try one (or several more) for yourself at Italian coffee shop Coco di Mama.
Coco di Mama, 139 Victoria St, SW1E 6RD; cocodimama.co.uk
French pastry chef Dominique Ansel created a culinary storm back in 2013 when he launched the Cronut – an unashamedly indulgent doughnut-croissant hybrid. There may be many an imitator but get your hands on the original (and still the best) at Dominique’s SW1 flagship bakery.
Dominique Ansel Bakery, 17-21 Elizabeth St, SW1W 9RP; dominiqueansellondon.com
Churros with chocolate
Spain’s answer to the doughnut is the churro; an outrageously moreish treat made from fried-dough pastry dusted in sugar, then dunked in melted chocolate. Never tried them before? Prepare to meet your next obsession.
Ibérica Victoria, 5-6 Zig Zag Building, 68 Victoria Street, SW1E 6SQ; ibericarestaurants.com