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This Iconic Alberta Donut Shop Gives Krispy Kreme A Run For Its Money

HOT SUMMER GUIDE: Showcasing everything we love about Alberta. If you love donuts, you’re about to find your new favourite spot. This Pigeon Lake goldmine is a donut lover’s daydream.

Everyone loves a good donut. But we think you deserve a great donut. If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you’re looking for a truly unforgettable treat, we’ve got just the thing for you.

Hidden away in Pigeon Lake, Alberta, you’ll find Holey Grail Bakery, a family-owned hotspot that’s been making history for over 50 years in the Pigeon Lake community. This spot is known for having over 60 varieties of donuts and more than a dozen varieties of cinnamon buns. Plus bread, pastries, cookies and cakes. While they have a whole lot to offer, it’s the donuts that keep the people coming back for more.

So, let’s talk about the good stuff. Their yeast donuts and fritters come in a whole whack of creative and delicious flavours. You’ll find a classic Boston cream, chocolate sprinkle, and chocolate dip, of course. But you’ll also find the incredible Banana Split donut that looks more like a chocolatey bagel sandwich with layers of whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and bananas in the middle. Other notable donuts are the Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch, Black Forest, Champagne, Root Beer Float, Maple Bacon, and many, many more.

If you’re more of a fried donut person, let’s talk about the fritters. Their fritters come in a variety of flavours, including apple, strawberry, rhubarb, cherry, blueberry, peach, pineapple, saskatoon, and coconut. We don’t know about you, but we’ve never heard of fritters in so many unique flavours before!

Their donuts have been said to taste better than Krispy Kreme, and they are a whole lot larger. Now, we don’t want to leave you savoury lovers in the dust. Outside of the donuts, you can still completely treat yourself at Holey Grail Bakery. They’ve got a delectable range of bread, bagels, pretzels, loaves, scones, and more. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

These folks are known for their incredible service and overall friendliness. A quick glance at their Google reviews will prove just how loved they truly are. While we’re pained to share this place because we’d love to keep it secret, we can’t help but scream it from the rooftops. We can’t say enough good things about Holey Grail Bakery, and we hope you get the chance to try it out for yourself.

Britanny Burr is a freelance writer and a contributor to Great West Media. This story was written for the 2023 Hot Summer Guide advertising feature. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.

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