I don’t think donuts were ever the subject of DOTM, but I greatly enjoy them as much as any of the high-brow breakfast pastries. This post started with my visit to Donut Savant, an Oakland donut shop specializing in donut holes, miniature donuts, and other breakfast sweets. Then last week my husband picked up some donuts from Johnny Donuts based in Marin, of course I started comparing them, and then I began reminiscing about all the great donuts out there.
First, I really enjoyed the donuts from Donut Savant especially the boston cream donut. The cream is smooth and eclair worthy. Their donuts are small and $2 each, which will drive some people away. The Johnny’s donut seemed supersize in comparison, but unfortunately the cream and the chocolate glaze were inferior.
Also in Oakland, Donut Dolly is delicious, with the classic naughty cream being my favorite of the 10 or so flavors I have tried. But sometimes I want a cake donut or an unfilled donut.
Back when I was living in SF, Dynamo was my favorite for their chocolate spice donut. I wasn’t a huge fan of the other donuts despite their popularity.
Bob’s in Russian hill was also a great classic donut place, though not really destination worthy. To round out the classic donut offerings in the Bay Area, I would like to import Top Pot from Seattle and Donut Man from Glendora (SoCal), both of which are tops in the classic donut department in my opinion.
Which shop makes your favorite donuts? I would love to try them.