Oh, doughnut! Whether you be called sinker or soul cake, come in bar shape or circle, you are a grand staple of cheap eating!
Doughnuts are in the upper echelon comfort foods. It can be cold and unforgiving outside, but for a few minutes you have the sugary embrace of an old pal and its fortifying friend in the coffee cup.
Many are the doughnut shop in this town, but only one is King, and it he is Bob’s. Keeping boozers, nightcrawlers, sex workers, and cops warm as they stumble in with eyes bleary and shoulders iced for decades now, it is everyone’s favourite beacon on the Polk.
Whether your weaving through alcoholic cobwebs home, embarking on a crack of dawn trip or starting some criminally early job, do yourself a favour and fill up on some cake.
Speaking of cakes, some of the fritters here are the size of one, if you ever wanna skip the sheet cake from Safeway route, when someone’s birthday is around the corner.
Bob’s Donuts and Pastry Shop
1621 Polk Street (btw Clay and Sacramento)
[Polk Gulch/ Russian Hill]