Off The Menu: Eat Your Way Through These Doughnut Havens

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In a city booming with fried decadence, there’s still something so special about doughnuts.

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Dynamo Donut

Boasting two locations in the Mission and the Marina, Dynamo Donut sticks true to their name: expect huge flavor with every bite, and you might need to grab a small carton of milk before you head that way. Order the Chocolate Rose: ($2.75) a chocolate base topped with glazed rose water and a lemon zest for added kick in the pants.  // 2760 24th Street, and 110 Yacht Road (Kiosk on the SF Bay Trail)

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Spoon Full of Sugar

At A Spoon Full of Sugar creating fun and unique donuts is a trademark of mastermind Kathleen DeManti, each flavor hand crafted to compliment the curious palette. Why not give the Jelly Brioche ($3.50) a whirl: a strawberry raspberry filling lightly dusted with a fine organic powdered sugar for the perfect morning pastry. // 613 York St

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Doughnut Dolly

Filled with delicious crème’s and jams, Doughnut Dolly offers a wide variety of assortment ranging from their delicious Mexican Chocolate to their amazing Malted Coffee Cream. Make sure to always order Naughty Cream ($3.00), crème fraîche paired with a seasonal jam. // 482 B 49th St, Oakland

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Donut Savant

Donut Savant offers a classic donut with a variety of twists. Try one of their classics such as cinnamon, vanilla glaze, lemon, and key lime pie or mix your own flavor magic. Just don’t forget to grab a Salted Maple ($1.00), a standard maple doughnut laced with a biting salted flavor in the glaze. // 1934 Broadway, Oakland

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Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse offers a unique experience that no customer is likely to forget. Illuminated by bright neon lights, thousands of people stop by everyday for their infamous Cruffin ($4.00), which comes in a wide array of flavors such as strawberry custard, caramel banana, and passionfruit. Trust us, all of them are good. // 1042 Larkin St

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Bob’s Donuts

A San Francisco all-star, Bob’s Donuts is the forefather of donut production. All classically made, each batch of donuts is glazed every hour on the hour starting at 8 a.m. and going until 1 a.m. Prices range from 25 cents to $3.00 dollars. so be prepared to go home with a smorgasbord of sweet treats. For adventurous types, we recommend taking on the 5 Pound Challenge ($7.00), this donut (the size of a small child) has to be consumed on site within 3 minutes of your order. If you devour the sweet pastry fast enough, then you’ll be nominated into the hall of Bob’s Champions and gifted with a 7 dollar waiver, a prize worth 4 bags of donuts. It’s a win-win situation. // 1621 Polk St

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Fillmore Bakeshop

Nothing can quite beat the warmth of a family operated business, Fillmore Bakeshop located on the cusp of Japantown is home to perfectly fried dough’s.  Specializing in the contemporary European-American style of baking, Fillmore marries sweet and savory in the utterly perfect Doughnut-Croissant ($2.50), with flakey, buttery layers of dough fried with a simple home-made glaze. // 1890 Fillmore St.


Written by the Bob Cut Editors, photos sourced by Dynamo Donut, UberEATS, Doughnut Dolly, Yelp, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, CynEats, Yelp — Get more foodie news in your inbox weekly!