No matter which style is your favourite, Scotland's capital is the place to go for delicious doughnuts.

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

Here are five of the greats.

The best places for delicious doughnuts in Edinburgh

Twelve Triangles

(90 Brunswick Street, EH7 4AQ)

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.

The pilgrimage from the centre of town to their Leith-based bakery is worth it, but make sure to arrive as early as possible to avoid disappointment – these doughnuts sell out fast.

The Sicilian Pastry Shop

(14-16 Albert Street, EH7 5LG )

A Leith institution, The Sicilian Pastry Shop are experts on all kinds of baking, but their Italian cartocci (similar to a light, filled doughnut) are especially delicious.

A custard-filled cartocci and a cup of coffee is the best way to start the day.

Baba Budan

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

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.

Considerit

( 3-5a Sciennes, EH9 1NH)

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.

Don’t let the vegan label scare you – these are some of the best in the city.

The Bearded Baker

(46 Rodney Street, EH7 4DX)

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.

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