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 Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Food People / Interesting Locals January 17, 2018 EAT TALKS: “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT OURSELVES AND ABOUT THE FOOD WE LOVE gives meaning to our history and to the things we value most. There is always one ... Read More First Look / Food People October 31, 2017 Adapt to Survive – The team behind Foo finds opportunity at Victoria’s hospitality crossroads. It’s not breaking news: Victoria’s restaurant scene is in the midst of varying states of crisis, depending on which Industry Insider you speak ... Read More Food People / Victoria September 8, 2017 EAT Talks Speaker Line-Up EAT TALKS N0 2 “Well… That Didn’t Work Out: Failures Flops and Frustrations” EAT Talks are a series of live events produced ... Read More Comments are closed.