It’s clear that Donuts are only more and more popular, which means they’re also getting more and more creative. San Diego is full of yummy donut shoppes and we’re proud to support them all… we eat a lot of donuts…
Check out our reviews of our favorite donut shops in San Diego! Don’t forget to tag #StayHungrySD when you go to try them for yourself.
Nomad is a must-stop for every visit to Adams avenue. It’s got a super hip vibe and can often be found partnering with local North Park & University Heights businesses. Every donut from Nomad uses produce from local farmers, including eggs. The produce they get is what defines their artisanal flavors, and keeps the menu super interesting.
Location: Adams Avenue, North Park
Most Popular: Ube Taro Donut
The Regulars’ Pick: Bourbon Hazel Donut
For The Adventurer: If you ever walk in to see that they have the ‘Corn Cheddar Jalapeno Cake with Rosemary & Bacon’ we triple dog dare you to try it.
What’s New: They’ve got a new location opening up soon! This new store is right in the heart of North Park, where they’ll definitely fit right in.
Tasty Tip: Get there early! They often sell out in the afternoon.
I swear, Donut Bar is worth the wait. Even though the line is always out the door (yes, literally always) these donuts do not disappoint. They’ve won a ton of awards to prove it, including being one of the 33 Best Donut Shops In America. No big deal.
Location: B St., Downtown
Most Popular: Strawberry Split
The Regulars’ Pick: Maple Bacon Cinnamon Roll
For The Adventurer: The Spongebob Squarepants Donut. Yes, this is real.
What’s New: Friday & Saturday nights, Donut Bar opens again in the evening for a donuts & beer pairing featuring San Diego’s best brews.
Tasty Tip: You can get their donuts delivered using UberEats! Or you skip the wait and pre-order on their website.
Probably the most creative of all is Donut Panic. They are constantly creating new flavors of all kinds. If you have a donut idea, reach out to them and they can create it for you!
Location: Mission Gorge Rd., Mira Mesa
Most Popular: The Classic Cake Donut with Rainbow Sprinkles. You can’t go wrong with that.
The Regulars’ Pick: The Maple Bacon Donut
For The Adventurer: The Galaxy Donuts & Donut Holes
What’s New: Board Game Night! Every Thursday, bring your monopoly A-Game and your appetite for donuts. Meet you in Candy Land.
Tasty Tip: These babies are mostly vegan <3 Bring your vegan friends for some donuts!
This little bakery may not have a storefront, but they are SD local and we love the product! Lisa Lee bakes these amazing treats at her home, available by order for events, parties or gifts. Location: homebakeshopll.com
Most Popular: Pistachio Brown Butter
The Regulars’ Pick: Misugaru Walnut
For The Adventurer: PB & Banana
What’s New: The Raspberry Coconut is a new seasonal item on her menu. Baked Raspberry Coconut Donut with Coconut Milk Glaze + Toasted Coconut Shreds.
Tasty Tip: These donuts are all baked, not fried. All of them are made from scratch, and it’s clear Lisa puts her love into each one!
VG stands for Very Good, which doesn’t even begin to describe how incredible these donuts are. Donuts are baked daily at 4AM and 4PM, so they usually have a full stock all day long.
Location: Cardiff, Encinitas
Most Popular: VG has so many new donuts every week that it’s hard to choose the most popular. Check out their donut of the month for the trendiest donut around!
The Regulars’ Pick: The s’mores donut was available in April. It was amazing, an old fashioned donut dipped in dark chocolate, with icing topped with toasted marshmallows and graham cracker bits.
For The Adventurer: They recently had a pineapple upside down cake donut! Complete with an entire pineapple slice on top.
What’s New: Not so new, but VG specializes in catering events, including weddings. They make wedding cakes, cookies, and other treats for holiday events too.
Tasty Tip: Ever heard of Doissants? We hadn’t either but it’s a croissant made out of donut. You can get them at VG glazed, chocolate, blueberry, cinnamon crumbs.
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Stay Hungry, San Diego!