Cartems Donuterie Vancouver downtown is one of Vancouver’s best gourmet donuts. Cartems donuts has many interesting flavors such as the earl grey donut, Canadian whiskey bacon, salted caramel, and the campfire smores donut. But it seems that conversation always ends up with Cartems’ or Lucky’s? I must say, now that Cartems has moved to 534 W Pender St, I feel a lot more inclined to go when before when Cartems was in Downtown Eastside.
After struggling on which flavor to order, we finally settled on the campfire smores and the apple pie fritter. Cartems donuts also offer vegan and gluten-free donuts. There are even baked donuts to give you a lighter alternative to the traditional fried donut. Cartems Donuts are made with fresh local ingredients. Donuts are never frozen.
Campfire Smores Donut: I really like the light chewy texture of the marshmallow. The donut was chocolaty and was dense. I like how it wasn’t too sweet. This would be perfect with a cup of hot espresso coffee or hot chocolate.
Apple Pie Fritters: Stuffed with apple pie filling and reminds me of the McDonald’s apple pie. This donut is a such a comfort food with a sweet and tart taste. The glaze itself was light and wasn’t overly sweet. My only wish is to get this donut when it’s freshly made! Imagine that!
Cartem Donuts are $3 per donut, $15 for half dozen or $30 per dozen. Advance orders available online.
Cuisine: Donuts, Dessert
Mon 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
534 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V3