Now that summer’s done and dusted, squeezing in a guilty pleasure or two shouldn’t make you feel that bad. After all, you’ve got more than enough time to work on your summer 2018 body, so why not indulge in a doughnut instead?
Here are some of the best places to start if you’re looking for a big, fat, juicy doughnut to satisfy your cravings.
This one’s a no-brainer, especially with a name like that. Found in four locations over the island, the Factory also celebrate their ‘Donut of the Month’, which can be anything from a bounty or After Eight specimen, to a mouthwatering oreo donut.
Proof that you don’t need to be in the heart of the island to get good doughnuts. This small confectionery-cum-bakery in Mellieħa’s Triq il-Kbira (which takes you all the way down to Għadira Bay) serves up some mean doughnuts.
This bakery chain has become part of the familiar landscape in countless Maltese towns and villages, and it’s pretty easy to see why. While many treat Maypole as their go-to stop for bread and cakes, they’ve even got a healthier, Maltese version of the doughnut; qagħaq tal-ħmira, which they describe as “brioche-type doughnuts garnished with sesame seeds”. Just in case you love the shape, but don’t want them leaving a permanent mark on your hips.
This Msida delicatessen lives up to its salumeria reputation, being adored by its many locals. Serving up anything from great coffee to warm breakfast treats, LLO are also praised for their delicious doughnuts. Located a mere couple of steps from the steps of the Junior College, the place has also got an incredibly strategic location.
Talk about reputation. Golden Harvest is as big as a Maltese household name as they get, delivering over 65,000 bakery products to kitchens all around the island on a daily basis. Business has been booming since 1946, and what started as a small traditional bakery in Floriana quickly turned into a huge factory in San Ġwann. And yes, they’ve got doughnuts for days.
6. “Ta’ Ħal Tarxien”
Anyone who’s spent at least a couple of months in Malta will instantly recognise the infamous siren song of the doughnut van. The deafeningly loud loop of “Ara x’ġabilkom taċ-ċikkulata u tal-ġamm!” isn’t heart that much any more, but tasty treats are still sold from the back of a few white vans parked across the island.
The real question here is: jam or chocolate?
One holed ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
This Qormi corner-shop is the stuff of legends, and is what multiple generations of Maltese people remember as their first choice for doughnuts. The place is also practically open all the time, pretty much making it