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Dynamo Donuts

It’s been a year and a half since my first taste of Dynamo Donuts and I’ve been obsessing and dreaming about them ever since. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I had one stop I wanted to make more than anything: another trip to Dynamo Donuts.

The store front of Dynamo Donuts is quite small, but the offerings are not. There are two things that really stand out about Dynamo Donuts for me: the flavors and the texture.

Flavors. Dynamo Donuts offered some bold and unique flavor choices that change daily.

Normally I’m a ‘just plain glazed donut’ type of girl, but when it comes to these gourmet donuts, it’s all about the flavors. There were so many interesting choices, I decided to get a dozen. Look how pretty and colorful they look.

I got the following flavors: caramel apple, caramel de sel, spiced chocolate, passionfruit milk chocolate, pumpkin chocolate chip, chocolate rose, vanilla bean, lemon thyme, chocolate rosemary almond, sticky bun and maple glazed bacon apple. If you order a dozen, you get one for free.

The flavor choices are quite bold and may not be for everyone. You can definitely taste the herbs and spices as described. I didn’t love all of them, but I liked trying so many different flavors.

Some of my favorites included the chocolate rose, maple glazed bacon apple, vanilla bean and caramel de sel.

Texture. These donuts are very soft and melt in your mouth. I love the texture of these donuts and I’m not quite sure how they achieve it. They don’t taste oily or fried. The chocolate based donuts have a more dense, cake donut texture. The non-chocolate ones are softer, melt-in-your-mouth. I love both donut bases.
The only donut I didn’t love was the sticky bun. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t stand out like the other donuts.
Both times I’ve been here, the service is super friendly and the shop is always busy. I wish they weren’t so far away, or else I’d be here every day. I already miss them.

Dynamo Donuts
2760 24th St,
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 920-1978
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10 comments on “Dynamo Donuts”

  1. I live about two blocks from Dynamo and their donuts (and coffee!) are so good. It’s hard not to get donuts everyday. The chocolate chip passion fruit donut is also amazing. Try them all!

    • Oh wow, two blocks away! You’re so lucky. I wish I had easier access to them. But then I don’t know how I’d resist either

  2. These look so delicious! I’m not usually a fan of doughnuts because they’re so sweet, but I don’t think I could resist these. I’ll try to check them out the next time I’m up north!

  3. cool! i love that area! lots of good eats there…just checked out their website and i like the feature where you hover over a donut and a window pops up with the description. my mouth was watering just looking at some of the flavors!!!

    • I love that area too though I rarely get to go! None of my family or friends care to go with me when I’m home. Only FH! And we don’t visit SF much. There were quite a few other places I wanted to go to but didnt have time, including this really good mochi place.

  4. Wow! That place is alot more impressive than our San Diego donut shops.

  5. ooh, something to look forward to on our next trip up. bert would love that maple glazed bacon! is this located in the mission district?

    • Yup! It’s in the Mission District. They tweet and put on their website the flavors of the day. They rotate flavors, but there is always some bacon type flavor in there. I really love this place.

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