Chocolate bacon donut – Duck Donuts

Chocolate bacon donut - Duck Donuts
With salted caramel sauce. $1.35
Duck Donuts, Herndon VA

I love that they make (or at least top) the doughnuts to order. I chose chocolate and bacon, and OMG, they put a lot of bacon on top! SO delicious!

Coconut doughnut – Glory Doughnuts

Coconut doughnut - Glory Doughnuts
Glory Doughnuts, Frederick MD

This was the last donut that they had, lol! I arrived a cold morning and apparently I was late because they were pretty much sold out already. I was glad that had one left! Anyway this donut was pretty good. It wasn’t my favorite since there was just too much coconut for my taste. I would have liked to try another flavor to get a sense of their style of donut-making.

Meyer lemon huckleberry donut – Dynamo Donuts

Meyer lemon huckleberry donut - Dynamo Donuts
Meyer lemon base glazed with huckleberry. $3
Dynamo Donuts and Coffee, San Francisco CA

I chose this donut because of the beautiful, pink huckleberry glaze. I also love lemon flavored pastries so this donut was a winner all around! Dynamo Donuts makes some mighty fine donuts for sure!

SF Giant's baseball game, AT&T Park
SF Giant’s baseball game, AT&T Park.

PB & J – Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts

That’s right… a peanut butter and jelly doughnut!
Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts, Charleston SC

Ugh, this donut was more sugar than anything else! The glaze was pretty thick and everything just tasted super sweet. I was missing the bold peanut butter flavor that I assumed this donut would deliver and the strawberry jelly just added to the sugar overdose. I’m sad…

Chocolate orange ginger – Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts

Chocolate orange ginger - Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts
Chocolate and orange glaze with homemade candied ginger.
Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts, Charleston SC

Sorry, the donut got smushed a little bit in the to-go bag but that didn’t affect the taste, hehe! The flavor was really good, but I’m not sure that I was a fan of the donut texture. It was on the doughy, dense side. I like donuts that are light, fluffy, and taste like they’ve been cooked all the way through.

Candied orange blossom donut – Dynamo Donuts

Candied orange blossom donut - Dynamo Donuts
Donut with candied orange zest, topped with an orange blossom glaze and drizzled with bittersweet chocolate. $2
Dynamo Donuts and Coffee, San Francisco CA

Dynamo Donuts has got to be my favorite donut shop in The City. It’s a walkable distance from my house and provides the perfect weekend morning treat. This candied orange blossom donut was very tasty!

Scented 'Lady Plymouth' geranium flower (Pelargonium graveolens, Geraniaceae)
Scented ‘Lady Plymouth’ geranium flower (Pelargonium graveolens, Geraniaceae), Noe Street. This beautiful plant is in a cute wash basin planter near my gym. I love its light, variegated leaves and small pink flowers.

“Coffee and doughnuts” – The French Laundry

"Coffee and doughnuts" - The French Laundry
Cinnamon-sugared doughnut holes.

"Coffee and doughnuts" - The French Laundry
“Cappuccino semifreddo”, a mousse-like coffee dessert.
The French Laundry, Yountville CA

I guess this is a Thomas Keller signature combination that’s no longer available on the regular menu. We got it for free at the end of the meal (thanks again Olivia) and they were AMAZING!

Caramel covered macadamia nuts - The French Laundry
They also brought out a bowl of hard caramel-covered macadamia nuts. Yes, please!

Chicken porridge – Out The Door

Chicken porridge OTD

Rau ram (Vietnamese coriander), crispy shallots, black pepper, topped with sliced Chinese donuts. $9
Out The Door, San Francisco

This was SO good! This had an amazing, intense chicken flavor and I liked the texture of this porridge better than most congees I’ve tried. And for $9, shut the front door! This is a must try.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011, 2012

Lemon pistachio donut – Dynamo Donuts

Lemon pistachio Dynamo Donuts

Pistachio donut with lemon zest, lemon icing and toasted pistachios. $3
Dynamo Donuts and Coffee, San Francisco

I think this is the first time I’ve ever had this flavor combination in anything, and now I’m a huge fan!  They tasted great together and the donut was simply perfect.  The sugar glaze and pistachios added a great crunch, and while the lemon flavor was less pronounce it was very good.  This donut was fluffy, light and yummy – noms!

Coffee Dynamo Donuts

Small coffee.  $2.25