If you are in Hamilton, you know there are no shortages of delicious donuts in the city. Darling Donuts is a must-try and should definitely be added to your list of favourite donut places!
Alyssa Lancia, the baker owner behind Darling Donuts started the company in early 2018 as a way to fill the sweet needs of her local community in Binbrook. Back in 2018, they had the basic Cinnamon Sugar donuts and slowly added more and more flavours. Now they have over 15 of your favourite flavors to choose from (including Nutella Churro – one of Alyssa’s favourites, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Caramel Skor, and of course classics like Cinnamon Sugar)! I don’t know about you, but I am drooling just typing out the flavours!
Growing up, Alyssa always loved and admired the Tiny Tom donuts whenever she would go to the Ex in the summer. Alyssa with excitement shared, “I loved the fact you could eat a few small treats and not feel so guilty. As I got older, I inherited a gluten and dairy intolerance and I wanted to be able to bake an item that could also be enjoyed by Celiacs or vegans all around. Our Mini baked donuts are the perfect item to indulge without feeling guilty, and can be enjoyed by Celiacs and vegans who don’t have to worry about never being able to enjoy a donut again! For us, I don’t look closely at the competitors, I have an abundance mindset, so I feel that there is enough business to go around in Hamilton because it’s growing and so supportive or Small Businesses.”
I love the fact that Darling Donut is “an inclusive bakery, whether you have a dairy, gluten, or something else intolerance, we will work with you the best we can to suit your needs!” You can easily reach out to them to get a custom order that will fit any dietary needs you may have. They make it so easy to customize your orders, it is really a no brainer why they are so popular in the Hamilton community.
I also really like the size of these donuts since you can sample more than one flavour at a time without feeling too guilty eating more than one donut. The texture and flavours are amazing too and they are also just beautiful. You can tell Alyssa took so much time to come up with the perfect flavour and colour combinations. It is simply art!
Alyssa was born and raised in Hamilton, and have always had a love and passion for the Community and the supportive nature of the food culture here in Hamilton. Her donuts are frequently sold out with all the local supports she gets.
As a fellow entrepreneur, I find Alyssa so refreshing and inspiring. When I asked her what is the most rewarding thing from running Darling Donuts? Here is her reply, “Creating Darling Donuts, I’ve learned so much about myself, but what has been most rewarding for me is all the incredible people I’ve met in this journey – I have such lovely customers who continue to support our Business. I’ve met and teamed with lots of other small businesses who are so encouraging and supportive. The biggest thing I’ve learned might sound cliché, but unless you take a risk and try something, you won’t ever know what the result will be. I’ve seen too many people afraid of failure, but if you don’t give it a shot, how will you ever know what you could have created?”
Join Alyssa and I live on Thursday July 23, 2020 9 PM EST on my Instagram account where we chat more about her business! We will also be doing a giveaway on my feed so stay tuned!
Have you tried Darling Donuts yet? If you haven’t, go to her website and order now!! You won’t regret it!