Duffin’s Donuts

Where did I eat?

Duffin’s Donuts 1391 E 41st Avenue in Vancouver.

What do they specialize in?

Donuts, fried chicken, and various random items like tortas, pho, and diner food.

What was the vibe?

Cafeteria-style, dingy, outdated.

What did I order?



  • I was really impressed with the donuts here. These aren’t fancy hipster donuts with crazy flavours, just classic types like boston cream, jelly filled, and honey dip.
  • They make the donuts here daily and they taste fresh and delicious.
  • My personal favourites were the custard and jelly filled glazed donuts.
  • The donuts are really cheap. I think they are cheaper or the same price as Tim Horton’s and they taste 10x better.


Fried Chicken and Spring Rolls

  • The fried chicken was better than I was expecting it to be. The skin was very crisp and not too greasy. The chicken inside was also still juicy.
  • I probably wouldn’t get a spring roll again. I like spring rolls that are fresh out of the deep fryer and I found these were a little soggy from sitting in the warmer.


Onion Rings

  • I like really thin style onion rings so I was pretty satisfied with these.
  • They were crunchy and not soggy.


Machaca Torta

  • The tortas here are decent, especially for the price, but definitely not the best I’ve had.
  • The pulled beef filling with avocados was tasty, but the bread was a little too stale and dry.

Final Thoughts?

I love Duffin’s weird random dive atmosphere, their cheap prices, and the fact that it’s open 24 hours. I would recommend sticking to the deep-fried items and I would definitely make a trip back here for some late night fried chicken and donuts.

Duffin's Donuts Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Categories: $ (less than $10), Dessert, Diner, Fast Food, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver


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One Comment on “Duffin’s Donuts”

  1. LotusRapper
    May 21, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    “The tortas here are decent, especially for the price, but definitely not the best I’ve had.”

    I recommend going to TK Sub on Knight just south of Kingsway. The owner used to work at Duffins:


    The spicy fried chicken for some reason tend to be crispier and less dry than the regular version, IME.

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