Written By Anya Levykh Folks / Reporter Jul 5, 2012 First Look: 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters/Lucky’s Doughnuts SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest left: The interior of Lucky’s Doughnuts. right: Lucky's chocolate old-fashioned and mango cream. Photos by Anya LevykhVANCOUVER49th Parallel Coffee Roasters aren’t new to the grinding scene. Their organic, fair-trade, custom-blended beans grace the menus of more than a fair share of Vancouver’s top cafes and restaurants, and their Kitsilano location has long been a destination coffee spot for java enthusiasts. Recently, they opened a second café at 2902 Main Street. Considerably larger than the Kits location, the room fits perfectly into the neighbourhood’s ethos, with brick walls and reclaimed wood beams, communal tables, a central bar, and, of course, lots of 49th Parallel coffee for sale. lockwise from top left - coconut cream, bacon-apple fritter, lemon cream, PB&J, orange pistachio, chocolate old-fashionedThis location also has one other thing going for it. It’s the home to 49th Parallel’s newest venture, Lucky’s Doughnuts. Doughnuts seem to be the newest craze to hit Vancouver. I am, in truth, not the most ardent of doughnut fans, but Lucky’s adheres to a different set of rules from the greasy standard. These large, cake-based, handmade concoctions boast fresh ingredients and an inventive flavour profile. Over a few visits, I tried pretty much the whole selection (so much for not being a doughnut fan) and found favourites among the bacon-apple fritter, strawberry shortcake, orange pistachio, mango cream, chocolate old-fashioned, and the classic crullers. At around $3.50 each, these doughnuts aren’t cheap, but the monster-truck portions, intense flavours, and fabulous cake make having more than one an act of pure gluttony. Then again, that’s the point of a doughnut, isn’t it? CoffeedonutsEdiblesVancouver SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Anya Levykh Anya Levykh was born on the shores of the Black Sea, in what was formerly the USSR. The cold, Communist winters were too much for her family, and, before she was four feet tall, they had left for warmer climes in the south of ... Read More You may also like Food People July 4, 2017 Island Food: The Challenges of Growing a Food Business on the Gulf Islands Twenty minutes of climbing and I am gasping for breath, initially from the hike, then from the unexpected beauty of the view. Sapphire sky fills the ... Read More Food People / Victoria May 19, 2017 Meet Entrepreneur Daniel Edler and his Ice Cream Subscription Business Daniel Edler of 49 Below Artisan Ice Cream, an ice cream subscription service based in Victoria, BC, will be a featured speaker at the June ... Read More Food People / Interesting Locals May 18, 2017 Meet Entrepreneur Mike Rowe of Accio Mike Rowe of Accio, an on-demand restaurant and retail delivery service based in Victoria, BC, will be a featured speaker at the June 12th EAT ... Read More Interesting Locals / Victoria May 15, 2017 Meet Food Entrepreneurs Alyssa & Corey of Local Urban Bites Alyssa and Corey of Local Urban Bites, a meal kit delivery service based in Victoria, BC, will be two of the featured speakers at the June 12th EAT ... Read More Interesting Locals / Vancouver March 31, 2017 10 Questions for BC Distilled Founder Alex Hamer BC Distilled is British Columbia’s premier artisan distillery festival. Its goal is to celebrate and highlight British Columbia’s ... Read More Causes / Events March 28, 2017 10 Questions for Food Activist Arlene Stein Arlene Stein is a Canadian food activist and the executive director and founder of Canada’s largest food symposium, Terroir, which takes place ... Read More Comments are closed.