At the end of April a friend invited me to the YYC Alternative Market. In the back of my mind I really hoped that the market would be retro-funky-goth-cool… and while there were a lot of vendors there that fit that bill – I was also super happy see my friends from Nourish Kitchen and Bakery!
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The other day I mentioned Kanpai Sushi on 8th Avenue S.W., so today I’ll blog about their next-door neighbour, Jelly Modern Doughnuts.
Although I do love sweet treats, I’m not much of a big doughnut fan. I was looking forward to these treats though – packing them up to share at home after a late sushi lunch. There are so many great posts about Jelly Modern on UrbanSpoon that I don’t really feel like I need to share too much more, so I’ll just share some photos to tempt your tastebuds…
The interior is cute and perky, sweet just like pastry with hot pink paper lanterns and glossy white surfaces. I disliked the glossy white menu with the pale grey writing though.. my poor eyes strained after the dim light in the sushi restaurant! There were only a few different flavours in the display case though, which was disappointing – the menu promised flavours that just weren’t available at the time…
I loved the little display of Halloween doughnuts, but they weren’t behind glass, so I presumed that they were only for display – examples of doughnuts you could order for a party.
I liked that they had two different sizes of doughnuts to choose from, though not all flavours were available in both sizes. I ended up picking out a S’mores doughnut (only available in the large size – a regular plain doughnut with a very, very thin chocolate glaze on top, with a melted marshmallow in the middle and a few graham cracker crumbs on top), a Callebeaut Chocolate doughnut (a plain doughnut in the smaller size with a thicker dark chocolate glaze and a few chocolate shavings), and a Peanut Butter Cup doughnut (the smaller size plain doughnut with a chocolate glaze, and a blob of peanut butter icing in the centre, topped with two peanuts.
The doughnuts were all tasty, but not any better than good-old Tim Horton’s doughnuts in my opinion. Their website claims “We use only the finest quality ingredients in our recipes — locally sourced and organic whenever possible. A healthier artisan treat — a sophisticated update on a classic Canadian tradition” which might suggest that they might be a bit healthier than the local coffee & doughnut joint.