This new donut shop, which opened this year, is close to our home in Eaux-Vives, and honestly, we probably go there more than we should because it is so close. That said, it’s worth the trip from anywhere in the city, and the longer the walk to get there, the better you will feel about about eating these massive donuts (the biggest and sweetest we tried). Their style is classic, with a good amount of flair! These donuts remind you of the classic American hand-made donut shop. They are fresh, soft and super tasty. There is no sit-down option in Ginger Donuts, everything is takeaway.
We sample the sprinkled glazed donut, the cinnamon donut and the limited special Biere de Noel. My husband calls the sprinkled glazed donut the ‘Homer Simpson” because it reminds him of the ones from the show. It is super sweet but also nice and light, definitely a classic for a reason. The tasty cinnamon donut is one of the few non-glazed and non-chocolate options and it is my son’s absolute favourite. He ends up ear to ear in cinnamon and sugar. Finally, the Biere de Noel is a limited time option, but has a delicious fruity spice, similar in taste to what you would find in a Belgian Christmas beer.
My seven year old says: “Prepare to get messy!”
Pro tip: Call ahead the day before to place an order before you go! On Saturday morning this place opens at 9am and usually there is already a line of about 10 people by then. They routinely sell out for the entire day within an hour on the weekend, but if you call ahead they’ll set aside an order for you so you don’t have to be up before dawn.
rue des Eaux-Vives 3, Geneva