Hey y'all, we're the owners of your friendly donut shop on 5th - Bigfoot Donuts! The idea for Bigfoot Donuts came about from a life-long love of baking and an admiration for the many great entrepreneurs around us. Our family has owned businesses in the Comox Valley since 1920... so it was really only a matter of time before we found our own calling. And it just so happens we LOVE donuts! We visited so many donut shops on road trips throughout the Pacific Northwest that it became clear that this was what our business should be. We wanted to bring quality, handcrafted, made from scratch donuts to the Comox Valley. We also wanted to create a space that was a reminder of fond childhood memories of the old Courtenay Bakery - an awesome community gathering place with delicious treats to sit and enjoy. Of course, there's no better place for us to recreate that than on 5th Street! See you soon!
Lyndsey & Jay
We consider ourselves "makers" - and as makers do, we made it all! Well aside from the things we needed the professionals for - like did you know an engineer has to draw up deep fryer ventilation? Well, neither did we when we started!
But as far as looks go, everything in the space was designed, handpicked or even made by us; from the logo to the countertops. The barn board is even reclaimed from our family's workshop built from 1930's wood cut in the old family sawmill.
Of course, we had help when needed from family and friends - you know who you are, thank you :)
We figured if we're going to spend all of our time here we better make it our own. And we wanted it to be a space that our community would really want to visit as well. We're super proud of what we have created - we hope you enjoy it too.
Go ahead and stay a while.