Destination: donuts

When it comes to the deep-fried delicacies, you do not care how your donut spells the name? Here are five decadent donuts found in the Ottawa area, carefully photographed at The Carleton Tavern by Remi Theriault and his team at the House of Common.

Photo by Remi Theriault

Mavericks Donuts
In a world made up mostly of yeast-baked cakes (puffed and light), the Mavericks focus on the forgotten cake donut (thicker and tender). Check out their mint-with-chocolate sprinkles above. If you thought you were a yeast donut type, the Mavericks will convince you otherwise. Mavericksdonuts.com, 307a Richmond Rd. and five other places

Mimi’s Donuts and Dairy Laden
Mimi’s throws ice cream and serves donuts in a small room near the Rideau River and will soon be back at Hard Rock Casino when it opens in late 2021. We love their distinctive cannoli donut, bursting with ricotta cream and their chocolate icing with caramel and peanuts (below, in the middle). Instagram: mimi_manotick, 1088 Bridge St., Manotick

Photo by Remi Theriault

SuzyQ
They started at farmers markets, took their tasty offer to a tiny store in Hintonburg, and now SuzyQ sells through three locations covering Hintonburg, St. Louis. Laurent and Bells Corners. Like this creation with multicolored sprinkles (above, right), their stuff is always fun and tasteful. Their latest spot is a simple counter at the old Café My House. SuzyQ.ca. 1015 Wellington St. W. and two other places

Photo by Remi Theriault

Mr. Luko
Mr. Luko goes away from the usual Greek honey balls by offering cold cuts like caramel, chocolate, pistachio and sprinkles. There is even a sundae option. Just do not call them Timbits. Mrluko.ca, 1 Springfield Ave. and 2533 Bank St.

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