Crispy on the outside, dense cake-like on the inside.
Once you get past the usual long line and frazzled staff and get your hands on the fresh made-all-day doughnut, the first thing you notice is how heavy it is. This is no wimpy Krispy Creme doughnut. The outside has a thick, crispy shell of cooked dough and the inside is moist, dense and cakey.
This was the initial stop for four of us on this day long eating excursion around Vancouver. After finally finding some parking (very hard to find in Deep Cove!), we picked up 2 chocolate dipped, 1 maple dipped and one plain. The chocolate layer is thick and breaks off in big chucks. Don’t try and drive while eating it (like we were) or you will end up wearing it. The maple glaze was stickier and very similar to the Tim Horton’s maple glazed in flavour. The only downside to the doughnut is it’s denseness. It will fill you up! Not a good thing when you have many other places you want to eat at!
There is nothing quite like getting up on a sleepy Saturday or Sunday morning, getting a coffee and a Honey’s Doughnut and enjoying the beauty of Deep Cove.
B – Chocolate Glazed
M – Maple Glazed
C – Chocolate Glazed
O – Plain
Honey Doughnuts and Goodies
4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC, V7G1L1
Hearty spicy chicken baked in a pita with a side of housemade tzatziki.
Cheese and spices on a homemade crust.
The Golden Pita is a small, family run restaurant tucked into a strip mall in the shadow of Lougheed Mall (directly below Red Robin). We lived a block away from this restaurant for 6 years but sadly only tried it months before we moved. While they have tasty Lebanese favourites like donairs and plate combos filled with flavourful meat off the rotisserie, Saturdays offer special homemade treats like meat, thyme (Zaatar), and cheese pies (kind of like a Lebanese pizza).
I conveniently scheduled my teeth cleaning on a Saturday (my dentist is next door) so I could bring home a couple of cheese pies. They are made to order, and while I was waiting the “chicken wow” on the menu caught my eye. When I asked what it was (rotisserie chicken with spices baked in a pita) I quickly ordered one of those too. By the time I got home with our feast, I was past my fluoride waiting period and dove in to the food. The cheese on the pies is salty and the browning adds flavour, however it is usually better to eat the pies right away rather than waiting and taking them home.
The Chicken Wow was a little unusual, but was still very tasty. The pita was very crispy, yet the meat inside was tender and moist. The spices seemed to almost be “chopped” into the meat as it created an almost ground meat texture to it. The housemade Tzatziki was excellent and accompanied the Chicken Wow nicely.
Golden Pita also makes all of its own sauces and spreads, from its homemade Tzatziki and Humous, to its fabulous Hot Sauce. All of their sauces can be ordered in 3 different sizes. They also have different $10 specials for each weekday and an extensive catering menu with a lot of items that don’t show up on their restaurant menu. The family is great, very friendly and there is always a lot of regulars that pop in…which is always the sign of a quality place.
B – Chicken Wow & Cheese Pie
M – Cheese Pie
Golden Pita Restaurant
9630 Cameron St, Burnaby, BC V3J 1M2
Tel: (604) 444-5855