San Diego doughnut shop named among ‘best’ in US

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SAN DIEGO – A downtown doughnut shop made two recent lists of the best in the country published by a pair of food and travel websites.

Thrillist.com put out its list of “The 33 Best Donut Shops in America” last week.

The unranked list praises The Donut Bar for “that perfect mix of old-fashioned donut-making skills, and an addictive changes-by-the-day menu of new creations that will make you have donut fever dreams for weeks.”

Of course you can’t go wrong with their hand-torched creme brulee, but lately, we’ve also been somewhat addicted to the glorious fruitiness of their big poppa-tart donut, and the “oh my peanut butter Oreo,” which tastes like you mashed up your entire third-grade lunch, covered it in dough, and fried it. In a good way. Such a good way. — Thrillist.com

The Donut Bar, located at 631 B Street, was also recently named among the “10 Best Donut Shops in the U.S.” by Fodors.com. The site praised the shop’s creative creations, “including their popular hand-torched crème brûlée doughnut and the decadent maple bacon bar. Flavors rotate daily, so be sure to check the website before you go for the day’s line-up (and to make sure they haven’t sold out yet).”

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