Hong Kong Donut Guide (Where to Eat Fried Dough in 2019)
Mmmm. Donuts. From Dunkin’ Donuts to Krispy Kreme, nothing evokes more nostalgia than some coffee and donuts. But unlike in the U.S., where Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Dounts are literally on every other corner, donut shops are a rare commodity here. But fret not, here's a list of where to get your donut fixings in Hong Kong.
J.CO Donuts & Coffee
This is ground zero when it comes to donut central. Having made a name for itself in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, J.CO landed in Hong Kong a few years back and boasts freshly baked goodness with high-quality Italian coffee to match. Their most popular offerings include the Al Capone (think: a white chocolate ring donut with toasted almonds) as well as the creatively named Avocado DiCaprio (who knew avocado and chocolate crunch could go together?) Make sure to pair your donut cravings with their coffees, crafted with 100% Arabica Coffee Beans and medium-roasted to create an unique full-bodied blend.
Shop 1 & Shop 2 Ground Floor 55, Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Shop 1 & 2, 585 Nathan Road, Righteous Building, Mongkok
Shop No. B15 on the Basement 1 Floor, Commercial Development, Central Heights, No. 9 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, New Territories
This hole-in-the-wall donut store located in the centre of the hustle and bustle of Causeway Bay prides itself on serving donuts, but with a twist. Eclectic flavours include Bacon & Peking Duck, Matcha Green Tea, and the Chocolate Banana and Nutella combo.
264, 2-10 Great George St, Causeway Bay
This newly minted Sheung Wan bakery features an eclectic mix of bakery items. Of the most famous include their freshly baked Egg Tarts as well as their matcha- and chocolate-flavoured croissants. They also serve up some delicious donuts, with the usual mix of flavours alongside a sprinkling of Asian-infused ones (think: matcha, red bean and more).
Shop 5, Basement, Kai Fung Mansion, 2-24 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
Yes, amidst the treasure trove of sumptuously moist scones, cakes, and fruit jams, in the M&S bakery section, there are still glazed donuts to be found. Usually it’s just one or two varieties--nothing special, but beats that midday donut craving every time.
1/F, Kinwick Centre, Hollywood Rd, Central
Mandarin Cake Shop
This high-end cake shop nestled in the heart of Central boasts a treasure trove of sweet and savouries. On some occasions, they also have Plain or Strawberry Jam donuts for your choosing. While there, be sure to grab some of their freshly baked breads, with the Sourdough and the Beetroot Bread being particular neighbourhood favourites.
5 Connaught Rd Central, Central
700 croissants per day. Yep, that’s how popular pastry Chef Grégoire Michaud’s Wan Chai upstart is rumored to be. But, it ain’t just baguettes and brioches here. Look for custard-filled goodness at one of Hong Kong most talked about bakeries.
14 Tai Wong St E, Wan Chai
With multiple locations across the Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories, Yamazaki whips up a fabulously Japanese take on fried dough. In addition to donuts, make sure to check out their Japanese-inspired pastries and tarts.
Various Locations Across Hong Kong
Tai O Bakery
Okay. We cheated. This is technically the American version of the donut. But, it’s a Chinese take. For those of you who don’t know, Tai O is a small fishing commune just off the coast of Hong Kong, and this street stall dishes up a mean Chinese take of this American classic.
吉慶街66號 大嶼山, Tai O, Hong Kong
Main Street Bakery @ Hong Kong Disneyland
Yeah, Disneyland’s a pretty far way to go for some fried goodness, but who can’t resist these ADORBS Micky and Minnie donuts? I know we sure can’t!
Main Street Bakery
(…it’s on the Main Street of HK Disneyland)