Fried Dough in the Bay Area
RWOrange and I started chatting about it over in the Braeburn Apple Donut thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7060...
I know that Frances is on my list for the bacon beignet. I have been to Dynamo, but will be going back for pictures. I've been to Bob's but haven't written it up yet. And I just heard about PsychoDonut down in Campbell.
What other stunning fried dough offerings should I seek out?
Dierk's Parkside Cafe in Santa Rosa serves these:
Grandma Dierk’s Pull-Aparts – tender fried bread dough, dusted
with cinnamon and sugar and a bit Grandma Dierk’s love (better than donuts)
They are freaking delicious. And I am NOT a doughnut person AT ALL. I mean, worth the drive delicious!
Dierk's Parkside Cafe
404 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
The four fried doughs I crave the most:
Glazed raised doughnut - Stan's Donuts, San Jose
You tiao (chinese cruller) - China Stix, Santa Clara
vanilla custard and plain churros from the cart outside Mi Pueblo in Oakland
Egg puffs from Delicious Food Co., Oakland
2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA
Pepple's Donuts is opening a kiosk at the Ferry Building on May 15th. They do vegan donuts, and will have both the cakey-style (OK, not great), and also raised donuts (which I have not tried).
The brioche donut at Satura cakes is excellent.
6037 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94608
I had the brioche donut filled with raspberry preserves today, and yes, it is special. Promoted as a healthier donut, it's made with soy milk and fried in olive oil. The olive oil does give it an almost buttery, richer flavor, whereas typically, i'd want the frying oil to be neutral.
200 Main St, Los Altos, CA