Best of Glasgow: Take a bite of Tantrum Doughnuts

Don’t call it a fad, a trend or a food craze. We’ve always loved doughnuts. And donuts. Check any local bakery in the city or our older cafes. Glasgow’s got it covered. While the arrival of Krispy Kreme brought a renewed frisson of attention, anything the Americans can do with sugar and fried dough, we can do better.

The best in Glasgow? Enter Tantrum Doughnuts, the brainchild of Iain Baillie (former Pastry Chef at The Fat Duck, One Devonshire Gardens, Gleneagles Hotel and, latterly, Ox and Finch) and his wife, Annika. They began by wowing the crowds at pop-up appearances around Glasgow last summer before opening a shop on Old Dumbarton Road in December 2015.


Fried in rapeseed oil in small batches, then smothered, filled or covered with home-made custards, fondants, purées and jams the selection changes when new ingredients become available from local suppliers. It’s a colourful hand-made procession of fun. They also serve home-made slushies and milkshakes along with coffee supplied by Papercup Coffee Company to pop-in visitors and sit-down guests.

Currently special Halloween flavours are available until 30th November:

Pumpkin Pie Brûlée

Chocolate Marshmallow S’More

Matcha Green Tea Old Fashioned

Other doughnuts on the menu right now include:

Raspberry Jam Filled

Pistachio and Hibiscus Ring

Almond Old Fashioned

Chocolate and Hazelnut Filled with Cinnamon Sugar

Orange and Vanilla Ring

Maple Candied Bacon and Puffed Pork Crackling

Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Tantrum Doughnuts
35 Old Dumbarton Road
G3 8RD
T: 0141 339 0006

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