Part Two of the Bakery Roundup is here, and we want to share some of the best doughnut spots around San Diego County.

You may have noticed VG Doughnut and Bakery in Part One of our Bakery Roundup. We would be remiss if we didn’t give them another shoutout in this Doughnut Edition.

Now, onto Part Two: 

Donut Bar

There will most likely be a line out the door at the Downtown location, but their over-the-top concoctions are worth the wait. Some of the “Everyday Favorites” include the Big Poppa Tart, Maple Bacon, Creme Brûlée, and the Unicorn. Plenty of vegan options, too! 

Image: Donut Bar.

Sidecar Doughnuts

A welcomed addition to Del Mar, they believe the only way to enjoy a doughnut is when it’s “hot and fresh”, so they fry their doughnuts in small batches all day long. There is a delicious assortment of flavors, with Butter & Salt at the top of our list. 

Image: Sidecar Doughnuts

Rose Donuts

Located in Linda Vista and in business for over 25 years. You’ll find all the classics here, including twists, apple fritters, old-fashioneds, and French crullers. 

Image: Rose Donuts.

Broad Street Dough Co.

There’s no surprise that Encinitas has welcomed this New Jersey transplant, especially since their menu accommodates those with keto, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets. 

Image: Broad Street Dough Co.

Mary’s Donuts

A Santee institution with additional locations in Lakeside and El Cajon (Main Street Donuts and Deli). Favorites include plate-sized “Big Donuts” for special occasions, apple fritters, and decadent maple bacon donuts.

Image: Mary's Donuts.

Solomon Bagel & Doughnut Company

A North Park newcomer with regular and vegan selections. You’ll probably want to grab a dozen of their New York style bagels, while you’re at it.

Image: Solomon Bagel & Doughnut Company.

Barrio Donas

A hybrid donut shop in Clairemont that melds together the best Mexican and American pastry flavors for a unique donut experience. Who can resist a churro donut?! Vegan options are also offered. 

Image: Barrio Donas.

Copper Top Coffee and Donuts

With their home in Hillcrest, this coffee and donut shop is all about pleasing the community with their creatively named cakey treats. Try their namesake, made with salted caramel espresso glaze, maple frosting, and espresso grinds.

Copper Top Coffee and Donuts.

Parlor Doughnuts

Located in Oceanside and Solana Beach, in addition to nationwide. They are known for their “Famous Layered Doughnut”, which is flaky and sweet, thanks to layers of butter, and have mastered a keto doughnut recipe, if you’re sugar- and carb-conscious. They even have doughnuts for dogs!

Image: Parlor Doughnuts.

Christy’s Donuts

This mainstay on Voltaire is another dependable spot for donut shop classics. Look for old-fashioned donuts with seasonal berry glaze and we can attest that the cream-filled donut is worth every calorie. 

Image: Maria Hesse.

Nomad Donuts

What started as a small donut shop in North Park has turned into a bustling weekend destination, now offering bagels as well. The menu changes by the season and popularity, and they even team up with local craft breweries for creative pairings.

Image: Nomad Donuts.

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