632 Yates Street
Hours: Tues to Sunday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Phone: (250) 353-2687
Frickin’ Delights Donuts is almost ready to unseat the mighty Empire Donuts, if the talk around downtown Victoria is any sign. But I see both can comfortably satisfy the city core. However, I should note other local makers also exist, and it’s tough to decide who is the king. Just where they rank is a separate article in itself.
Barely a week since opening its doors, the lineups aren’t yet crazy. Their selection of tastes aren’t too different from other places, and as for their famous dill pickle soup–it’s intense! It took a while for my taste buds to adjust to the savoury concoction, but I was sold. I ended up using it as a dip for my roast beef sandwich over the included cornbread donut.
This business moved over from Devon, Alberta to Victoria, British Columbia, and what they’ve brought is a good ol’ fashioned mom-and-pop style coffee shop to the city core. What they produce is 100% vegan, and the difference is slightly noticeable. Picky grandmas won’t like it, but I did. The competition is not far away for people who want the traditional mix.
As for which flavours are tops, it’s tough to say. Of the five Frickin’ Delights Donuts are offering, my money is on the Orange Creamsicle. Based on the card rotation listed on their Facebook page, they have a collection of flavours I’d want to try out. I’m eager to savour their pumpkin spice when Autumn arrives.
The future promises more variety and I’ll be back. I hope fritters and stuffies will be on the table. Plus, they serve Roasti Coffee Co brand caffeine, and that’s on my to sample list on my next visit. There’s only so much wake up juice I truly require, and that’s when I’m generally not picky. There’s way too many coffee shops downtown, and I tend to visit whatever is close when I need it. But as for this cake based sweet, I’m glad there’s finally some competition.
3½ Blokes out of 5