Holey Awesomeness, Batman!
No donut will ever taste the same once you’ve sunk your teeth into one from Dynamo Donuts, located in the Mission District of San Francisco. They have seriously ruined all other donuts for me. Krispy Kreme? Meh. The ones from the local donut shop? Psh. It has to be Dynamo Donuts or no donuts at all (unless I’m really hungry, and there are some around, and they happen to be of the sprinkled variety)! It makes me so sad that they’re not a convenient Daly City-to-24th St. Mission BART ride away from me anymore.
Everyday their Maple Bacon Apple donut is available, but the rest of the menu constantly changes day by day. You can follow their Twitter to see what they’re serving. I had to unfollow them because I’d be like, “OHMYGAWD THEY HAVE BANANA DE LECHE AND GINGER ORANGE GLAZE TODAY, I MUST GO!!!!” They’re slightly pricey with donuts starting from $2-$3, but believe me… You. Will. Love. Them. I just converted my mother with the Lemon Thyme I brought home for her.
My friend and I have been craving these things for nearly a year, so we finally ventured there yesterday. One thing you have to know about this place is that you have to get there as early as possible! We got there around 1ish and the menu board was full. An hour later when we went back for more they only had 2 flavors left.
So what’s so damn special about these donuts? I seriously think they are unlike any other I have ever eaten, and I’m sure others who’ve eaten these delightful morsels would agree. They’re light, fluffy, and sweet — I don’t feel like a complete lard ass after eating 3 of them, and that’s always a good thing (or is that bad? Uh… yeah, I don’t care. They’re worth every penny and calorie). And every donut is handmade by Sara Spearin, the owner of Dynamo Donuts, and her staff. They use organic and local ingredients for each donut too.
I have decided to refer to any donut from Dynamo as Holey Awesomeness, Batman! (even the ones that don’t have holes). Some of my favorites include:
- Passion Fruit Milk Chocolate
- Banana De Leche
- Apricot Cardamon
- Ginger Orange Glaze
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip
- Candied Orange Blossom
If you find yourself in the Mission, make sure to stop by and try one for yourself.