Paulette’s Original Donuts and Chicken


When we had gone to Paulette’s Original Donuts and Chicken (I’m pretty sure the “original” doesn’t apply to their name) it had just opened back in July and there was a lot of buzz. Lets just say that there’s a reason why sometimes “buzz” doesn’t last long.

“Paulette’s Original Donuts and Chicken” doesn’t say good anywhere in there, so maybe it’s more accurate than it seems.  With a little more space than The Burger’s Priest  this is definitely not designed to be a sit down restaurant.  Although I liked that they didn’t have loud music blaring like a lot of other places.

Since chicken is the main course, I’ll start with Paulette’s chicken box.  When compared to the size of any decent Jamaican place or the delicious New Town Family’s  it is hard to believe that Paulette uses adult chickens, unless they get the runts of every litter.  Another problem is the breading seems to be solely composed of burnt grease crumbs scraped from the bottom of some rusty fryer.  Several others also agree with me in that it was too crispy.

you too can have this abomination for the fantastically high price of $14.95.

As for the macaroni and cheese, it was good but not special enough to change any opinion about this place, for better or for worse.

Clockwise from top left: Their display case, The Banana Coconut Cream Pie, The Vanilla Bean Nutmeg, The Rootbeer Float

Are the donuts saving this restaurant from failure?  Are gas companies saving the Earth and your wallets?  Your donuts have a problem when Coffee Time and Tim Horton’s make better donuts than these so-called premium donuts.  The only thing ‘premium’ about these sugar-crashes is the price.  Your money would be better spent on a creature feature at the video store, if you want real art.

Look at it! Look at its hideous dryness!

If you have any five-year-olds that get hyper easily because of sugar than avoid this like Chernobyl, for reasons you can probably guess.  The only other complaint is that Nana’s Banana Coconut Cream Pie had no cream and the ‘banana’ was flavouring.  I thought the closest thing it tasted like was bubble gum, if that tells you anything.

Service was average, so there’s nothing really important to say about it, and as for if I recommend it, didn’t you notice how I compared it to gas companies and Chernobyl?

Paulette’s Original Donuts and Chicken 913 Queen Street E
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Hi, my name is Callum. Even though I am only 17 years old, I have been working on my palette and enjoy many foreign foods. I've been doing this blog for a a few years now, mostly for family-owned restaurants in Toronto. As I've gotten familiar with this whole blogging thing, I've started to add posts on other food related topics and not just do restaurant critiques. My interests include; space, astro-physics, Sci-Fi, dinosaurs and of course Food. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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