Streetcar Merchants has continued to flourish since our initial visit and we’ve been eager to return again, especially since they’ve greatly expanded the menu including more doughnut flavors, more fried chicken flavors, more side dish options and a variety of donut fried chicken sandwich combinations for the truly ravenous.

We went in pretty early and were happy to learn that they start serving fried chicken first thing in the morning so we were able to get our fried chicken and donut fix. The fried chicken is still fried to order, which meant about a 25 minute waiting time, but we ordered our sides and donuts and ate those first while we waited, making the wait time pass by much faster.

Key Lime Pie Donut

Just like its name suggests, this donut tasted like the merge of a key lime pie with a donut. The inside of the donut was filled with a very rich key lime custard that was both tart and sweet. The outside of the brioche-style donut base was brushed with graham crumbs and then topped with a generous piping of meringue.

Truthfully, I’ve always found key lime pie to be too rich for me and found myself having issues finishing this donut for the same reason. If you love key lime pie though, this donut is a must-try.

Blueberry Pie Donut

These carrots are flavored with a simple dry ranch seasoning mix and then roasted for an easy and tasty vegetable side dish.


I’ve been obsessed with farmer’s market baby carrots and this is my new favorite way to eat them. All you need are a few basic pantry herbs and spices.

A few weeks ago, it was announced that McDonald’s would finally be answering many people’s wishes by testing out an all day breakfast menu. And to make it even more exciting, they chose San Diego as their testing city.

I spent most of my college years wishing to be able to get my hash browns after 10:30 AM, so I stopped in earlier this week to check it out.

While it’s not the full breakfast menu, it does offer most of the favorites.