Round piece of heaven

Sunday, July 19, 2020

I am not visiting as many places as I would like to, because you know, we are still in the middle of a pandemic stay home!
But there was once place I've been craving for a while, and sadly I am not in the Uber Eats service area, so I had to mask up, and go early.
I've known this place for a few years, and I love its desserts.

The Place

It's called "Donut Bar", and it is not hard to guess what they sell.
In case you didn't catch it, they sell donuts. But it's Donut BAR because on weekends they also serve… beer. At least in the primary location.
The original and first location is in San Diego's downtown:

Then they opened the second one in Las Vegas, and recently the owner opened the concept to franchise it, so in the last year and a half, more or less, they opened 5 new locations, which you can see on their website.

Today I went to the one in Eastlake, Chula Vista, because it's the closest to me.

All locations open every day: Monday thru Friday at 7am, weekends at 8am. They close supposedly at 2pm, but actually close when they are sold out, which happens before noon.
On weekends they open again in the evening, they call it the encore, to offer more donuts and the beer bar (at least in the Downtown location).

This place has become famous over the years because of all the flavours they offer. Check some of their Instagram photos:

My all-time favourite is the maple-bacon one:

You can see a lot more deliciousness on their official Instagram page.

The Chosen donut…s

This time I was welcomed by a new one I haven't seen before. The apple crumble donut with bacon 🀀πŸ₯“

The bread genuinely tasted like apple and cinnamon. It has bits of apple complementing the experience, and of course, bacon on top (life's always better with bacon!).

And took a second donut for tomorrow's breakfast… or tonight's dinner, depending on my will power.
This is the "Homer" because it looks like the iconic donut from "The Simpsons":

What makes these donuts great are a couple of things. The size, they are enormous, they're a bit bigger than my hand and trust me, I have no princess's hands.
Their freshness, all donuts are prepared the same day in the morning, and they sell out every day. It is guaranteed you will eat a fresh, recently made, thick but soft donut every time you go.
And even when you see a lot of colours and decorations, they're not overly sweet. Obviously, they're sweet, but in the right amount. They do not come close to how sweet are the, for example, Krispy Kreme ones. Those are sugar with some bread.
These have a perfect balance.
Except the one filled with whipped cream… can't defend that one. But even that one has fresh strawberries, so it's not bad at all.

These are my favourite donuts in the world, and everyone who I've taken there shares my opinion.
A few copies have popped out, but they come nothing close to the original. If there's one location near you, you must try them. And better go in the morning because they really sell out fast.

This place has an 11 out of 10. Easily.

Stay safe and remember to stay home if you don't need to go out.

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