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Best SD doughnut / donut ?

Any and all. (And if I missed an old thread, forgive me. I looked.)

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    1. re: bizzwriter

      Strongly seconded. Open 24 hours, to boot.

    2. Good query, and I really don't know as I haven't tried too many places, but my vote would be for VGs Bakery in Cardiff (Blueberry Buttermilk donut rocks it!).

      1. Picky, this was short and sweet. You got the 2 best replies right off the top.

        If you're more centrally located, Mary's in Santee just off the 52 or VGs if you've in North County. They're good...and remember, donut's *are* a food group

        1. Searsucker - the best donuts I've had in San Diego thus far are the cinnamon donuts with chocolate dipping sauce from their dessert menu.

          Here's an old thread with suggestions that I've been working through. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/474056 Can't say any of them -- VG, Mary's and Rose -- really rock my world.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            Ipsedixit hit the third place that I've seen touted (Rose). I've not been to VG or Mary's, but I have been to Rose's Linda Vista shop a few times. They were decent enough (the blueberry-apple fritter is a bit of a twist you don't often see), but I did not find them life changing.

            Stardust Donut Shop in Imperial Beach gets a lot of love.

            1. re: RB Hound

              Found myself by Rose yesterday, and went with my usual blueberry apple fritter plus something else that strikes my fancy combination. I went for the maple iced buttermilk bar, and was glad I did. One of the better buttermilk bars I can remember having in recent years. The fritter was its usual yummy self, but this time it was too sweet for my taste at the moment.

          2. Linda's Donuts on Grand in PB, been there forever.

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            1. re: cstr

              First donut visit. Only had the glazed but I liked it alot. Slightly heftier than a KKreme and therefore seemed more like a donut from my childhood Dixie Creme donut place. Thanks, cstr.

              1. re: pickypicky

                They're certainly old school, glad you liked it. One time I asked him to make me a choc covered raised with vanilla creme innside, a/k/a a Boston Cream filled donut. Perfect!