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First Friday in June - National Doughnut Day - where will you celebrate?

rworange Jun 5, 2009 03:58 AM

I may see if Hopkins Street Bakery in Berkeley has the lemon-filled donuts. I like the raspberry.

Bear Claw in Pinole has some good donuts made in-house.

Andy's Donuts on 23rd in Richmond make respectable donuts.

One of the few items I like a lot at Bouchon Bakery in Yountville is the jelly donuts. Worth the $3, IMO.

I had a pre-celebration of Thursday at Cafe Fanny with a beignet. Does that count? It should given the French connetion of this holiday.

Not a bad beignet but difficult to give a good evaluaton since I didn't have it till much later in the day. The sugar outside the puffy square beignet melted and got sticky. It came with a little container of fresh peach jam which was a little on the sweet side, but deeply peachy with chunks of the fruit.

What is your pleasure today?

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  1. anyhow RE: rworange Jun 5, 2009 09:50 AM

    Donut du Jour in Los Altos. Picked up 3 dozen to take to work. Thanks for the heads-up on this special day.

    btw,, Donut du Jour is converting to a mini donut shop in mid-July. They will still make regular donuts to order. The minis have become their signature offering and they need to capitalize on the popularity of these gems.

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      rworange RE: anyhow Jun 5, 2009 11:31 AM

      Happy NDD. Still haven't got my donut.

      Donut Du Jour
      108 State St, Los Altos, CA

    2. larochelle RE: rworange Jun 5, 2009 11:18 AM

      Maybe with some donut fries at Psycho Donuts?


      Psycho Donuts
      2006 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008

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        pietro9 RE: rworange Jun 5, 2009 12:25 PM

        Thanks for the tip. I've been a fan of Bob's on Polk St in SF for years. Great old fashion style doughnuts, including French crullers, chocolate-glazed cake, and my favorite... buttermilk cake, glazed, then crossed with raspberry jam! Damn!

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