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6 of the best places for delicious doughnuts in Edinburgh

Whether you prefer ring or filled, you'll find a doughnut to suit your needs in Scotland's capital

Published: January 26, 2018

Glazed, filled, sugar-dusted or even vegan - Edinburgh has more independent doughnut shops than anywhere else in the country.

Here are six of the greats.

The Kilted Donut 

(191 Great Jct St, Edinburgh EH6 5LQ)

'Maple bacon' and 'At the Movies'. (Picture: The Kilted Donut)

The Kilted Donut sells a wide range of creative ring and filled doughnuts, with some Scotland-inspired ones such as the 'Fiery Scotch Bonnet' and the 'Cranachan'.

You can also find some interesting breakfast themed doughnuts, such as 'Maple Bacon', 'French Toast' and 'Espresso'.


The Sicilian Pastry Shop

(14-16 Albert Street, EH7 5LG)

A Leith institution, The Sicilian Pastry Shop are experts in all kinds of baking, but their Italian cartocci are especially delicious.

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Filled with crema (Italian-style confectioner's custard) a cartoccio and a cup of coffee is the best way to start the day.

Baba Budan

( Arch 12, 17 East Market Street, EH8 8FS)

Picture: Baba Budan

The trendy Baba Budan specialises in cracking coffee and delicious homemade doughnuts near Waverley Station.

Flavours rotate seasonally, but in the past they have included the likes of chocolate and ginger, strawberry mousse and dark chocolate marshmallow.

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( 3-5a Sciennes, EH9 1NH)

Picture: Considerit

Recently opened in Sciennes, Considerit are an entirely plant-based operation, serving up completely vegan doughnuts in all kinds of indulgent flavours.

They're adding new and exciting flavours all the time, from toasted coconut and ginger to spiced apple crumble.

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The Bearded Baker

(46 Rodney Street, EH7 4DX)

Picture: The Bearded Baker

Specialising in doughnuts, bagels and coffee, The Bearded Baker stuffs his traditional sugared doughnuts with jam, Biscoff spread, chocolate and lots more.

If you can't make it down to his Rodney Street store, he also supplies other local cafes, including Filament Coffee and Leo's Beanery.


Twelve Triangles

(90 Brunswick Street, EH7 4AQ)

Picture: Twelve Triangles

Plump, perfectly formed and packed with a choice of interesting fillings, Twelve Triangles' signature doughnuts are baked fresh with regularly changing flavours.

Expect everything from passion fruit ricotta and chocolate peanut butter to the classic raspberry jam.

Twelve Triangles now has shops in Leith, Portobello and , but make sure to arrive as early as possible to avoid disappointment - these doughnuts sell out fast.

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