Donut Fest coming to Oakland’s St. Nicholas Cathedral

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Dithridge Street is famous for its annual Greek food festival. Now it’s adding doughnuts to its food repertoire.

The inaugural Donut Fest Pittsburgh will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 in the church’s Cathedral Room. Tickets are $35 for general admission from noon to 2 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m., or $50 for VIP, which gets you in at 11 a.m. Some of the proceeds will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.

Both prices will get you tickets to taste from each of the doughnut vendors, three beverage tickets and a take-home goodie bag. Attendees also will vote on the best doughnut.

Vendors so far include Oakmont Bakery, Madsen Donuts of Castle Shannon, Periwinkle’s Bakery & Café in Fox Chapel, Duck Donuts in Mt. Lebanon and Baked True North in Ross, which offers gluten-free options. There also will be coffee available from a few different outlets. Check the website for others.

Pittsburgh is just one location for Donut Fests, with other taking place previously in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and New York City.