Lucky’s Doughnuts is a popular doughnut shop with (now 3?) locations in Vancouver. They offer a good variety of unique flavours, and appear to have been much praise on social media. Of course, I had to check them out, so I headed over to their closest location, which again is on Main Street (why do they get all the good bakeries?). For my visit, I got their Apple Bacon Fritter, which was just calling my name, and their Creme Brulee.
Apple Bacon Fritter ($3.5):
The first thing that jumped out at me as I bit into the doughnut was how great the dough was. It was soft and fluffy with a slighty chewy texture. The doughnut was actually more savoury than sweet with the dough having a slightly salty taste that’s further fortified by the bits of bacon inside and on top. I was a bit disappointed by the lack of flavour: apart from the glaze on top there wasn’t really much going on inside the doughnut other than a few smal bits of bacon. Furthermore, although it’s supposed to be an “apple bacon” doughnut, and I could not detect any apple flavour at all.
Creme Brulee ($3.25):
Again, the dough was fantastic. The doughnut was sweeter than the fritter, and was topped by a really nice, crisp glaze perfectly representative of the dessert it’s modelled after. It also had a good amount of mildly-sweet caramel pudding. While the flavour of this doughnut is definitely an improvement over the fritter, I still found it to be a bit too demure.
Based off of my sampling, I do feel that the doughnuts are a bit overrated. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy their offerings overall and I will certainly be back in the future to try some of the other flavours. As much as I loved their dough however, I do wish that they could have been a bit bolder with their flavours. Those who like less sweet desserts will certainly appreciate these doughnuts more.