Our 13 Favorite Doughnut Spots in San Francisco

[Photos: Above, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt; all others, Lauren Sloss]

San Francisco may get credit for its locavore tendencies and magnificent produce, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate the fried things in life too. Like doughnuts. For a simple piece of fried dough, this sweet indulgence comes in so many shapes, sizes and flavors that when we began our round-up of San Francisco's best doughnut spots, our heads were spinning as we tried to decide where to begin.

But never fear, Serious Eaters, we stocked up on milk and busted out our stretchy pants to scour the city for the best places to satisfy your doughnut fix. We aimed for an even dozen but, as happens with doughnuts, we found that a thirteenth snuck onto our list. But really, a Baker's Dozen is always a good thing, particularly when it comes to doughnuts.

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All The Doughnuts

Spiced Chocolate, Sichuan Lemon, and Bacon Maple Apple Donuts at Dynamo Donuts »
Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnut at Eagle Donuts »
Maple Custard Filled Doughnut at The Jelly Donut »
Chocolate French Doughnut at Donut World »
Cinnamon Crumb Cake Donut at Barbary Coast »
Glazed Donut at Happy Donuts »
Nutella Filled Bomboloni, The Heartbaker »
Lemon Poppyseed and Mango Spiced Vegan Donuts, Pepples Donuts »
Donut Holes and Vanilla Frosted Cake Donut at All Star Donuts »
Apple Fritter and Glazed Buttermilk Doughnut at Bob's Donuts & Pastry Shop »
Beignets at Just For You Cafe »
Trish's Mini Donuts at Pier 39 »
Donut Muffin at Devil's Teeth Baking Company »