It’s only been open for 7 days, but Cartems Donuterie has been a smash hit from the gate. They’ve seen their sales go from 60 donuts on day 1 to over 400 today. Pretty impressive, and perfectly understandable. The quality is definitely there – today’s maple bacon special was amazeballs – and there’s been a gaping hole [insert shitty donut pun here] in Vancouver’s donut department since as long as we can remember, Lee’s and Duffin’s notwithstanding. We returned this morning to eyeball the arc of its day, and boy…if we blinked too many times we would have missed it. Donut porn, anyone?
As you can see, the place quickly becomes a bit of a madhouse almost as soon as the doors get unlocked at 10:00am. Today, it was hardly three hours later when they had to lock up, and that after a full re-supply at noon. If you can’t make it down because you’re chained to a desk, don’t sweat it. They deliver by bicycle to pretty much the entirety of the downtown core, so if you want to make your co-workers stoked (or jealous), don’t hesitate to order online.
Sadly, the fresh donut pop-up is only at its 408 Carrall St. address (sub-leased by Sean Heather) for the next six months. On account of its immediate success, we imagine they’ll find something more permanent soon.