Top 5: Donut Shops in San Diego

Top 5: Donut Shops in San Diego

Donut Bar

If you’re a San Diego local and you’ve never been to Donut Bar, chances are… you’re not living your best life! 😉 I mean, where else can you get some of the best donuts in town and a local craft brew? Not to mention, their donuts are larger than normal-size and they have the cutest shop ever. We suggest you choose your timing wisely though, because lines can be extremely long and their hours are only open until they’re sold out!

Donut Bar currently has locations in San Diego, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, and Temecula and they are expanding rapidly!

Donut Bar

631 B Street

San Diego, CA 92101


VG Donuts

VG or “very good” has been a tradition and Cardiff landmark for over half a century, feeding sweet-tooth San Diegans since 1969. They make their donuts twice a day, 4am and 4pm, and the line out the door would argue that they are definitely worth waiting for. Don’t get discouraged though, the line to your favorite frosted dough generally moves pretty fast.

VG’s is most known for their legendary Blueberry Buttermilk Bar and their Glazed Cinnamon Bun. Try them both out and let us know which is your favorite!

VG Donut & Bakery

106 Aberdeen Dr.

Cardiff, CA 92007


Peterson’s Donut Corner

Donuts galore! Peterson’s is the quintessential “hole in the wall” donut shop, no frills, just frosting!  They are best known for their massively oversized donuts so bring your appetite or a friend to share your sweet treat with. Word on the streets is that their version of a “cronut,” a croissant-donut pastry is the best you can find in town!

It is worthy of noting, although they might be big in size, they are extremely affordable.

Peterson’s Donut Corner

903 S. Escondido Blvd.

Escondido, CA 92025


Rose Donuts

Open 24 hours a day, Rose Donuts is known for their fresh, soft, spongy donuts at all times of the day and night. Down the street from the USD campus where Nadia and Anne attended college, they had a reputation at Rose Donuts for grabbing yummy morning treats and snacks around the clock. The good old fashioned glazed donuts are the best and neither Nadia or Anne can resist them!

FYI – Rose Donuts is cash only! They do have an ATM inside though.

Rose Donuts

5201 Linda Vista Rd.

San Diego, CA 92110

Rose Donuts

Golden Donut

If you’re looking for an airy, cloud-like donut from a simple Ma and Pa shop… Golden Donut is the place! They like to keep things basic, but they’re oh so good at it. After trying them out, you’ll definitely want to take more home for later.

P.S. Pair your favorite donut with their highly rated Vietnamese iced coffee, it’s a match made in heaven!

Golden Donut

2360 University Ave

San Diego, CA 92104