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    NorCal donuts?

    Where is an awesome donut? Just asking.
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    Happy Donuts in Palo Alto. Open 24/7/365. All donuts are made fresh, hourly.
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    You didn't format the thread title properly for norcal!

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    As long as it isn't cheap grocery store or gas station donuts, I think all donut shops are equally as good. I've never been to a single place and been like, "wow, I need to come back here!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    As long as it isn't cheap grocery store or gas station donuts, I think all donut shops are equally as good. I've never been to a single place and been like, "wow, I need to come back here!"
    Happy Donuts, Palo Alto will change your mind about this. Head on over, they are open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Happy Donuts, Palo Alto will change your mind about this. Head on over, they are open.
    Ok, If I'm ever working in that area I'll check it out.

    I have traveled far and wide in search of the best NorCal icecream though. But that probably deserves it's own thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    Ok, If I'm ever working in that area I'll check it out.

    I have traveled far and wide in search of the best NorCal icecream though. But that probably deserves it's own thread.
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    chucks donuts on ralston at 101

    start a new thread for ice cream I want in

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    YESSIR!!! That’s it! Period! Although when Stan’s sells out (get there early!!!), Maple Leaf Donuts is second best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    YESSIR!!! That’s it! Period! Although when Stan’s sells out (get there early!!!), Maple Leaf Donuts is second best.
    I concur with both of these.

    Stans lemon buttermilk are amazing. Raised glazed made to order.

    Maple Leaf at 6:00 am has cinnamon rolls that are crispy on the outside, gooey in the middle and the icing is still warm. They also have an awesome ham and cheese croissant.
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    In Santa Rosa, it has to be the Donut Cafe, on Montgomery dr. near Mission. People around here rave about Tan's, but the Donut Cafe is better.

    Edit: The Donut Cafe, is directly across the parking lot from Lepe's Tacqueria, seemingly a popular MTB post ride hang out.
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    Rudy's in castro Valley has the best apple fritter!

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    Johnny’s donuts in Dublin

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    I like Bob's in on Polk in SF. When their donuts are fresh they are so good. Outside fresh donuts which deserve to be in a class of their own, I'm pretty much in agreement that all Norcal donuts that aren't from Safeway or 711 are pretty good.

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    I enjoyed a mighty fine donut in Nisene today.

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    Bobs donuts on Polk st in SF.
    Johnny donuts in san rafael (not cheap but big ass donuts)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    As long as it isn't cheap grocery store or gas station donuts, I think all donut shops are equally as good. I've never been to a single place and been like, "wow, I need to come back here!"
    Got to Stans and have a hot glazed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    I enjoyed a mighty fine donut in Nisene today.
    Truly the best donut anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    Got to Stans and have a hot glazed.
    What if I glaze my donut with hot Stan's? Or should I use Orange where I might get a nice citrus flavor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    Got to Stans and have a hot glazed.
    Been there done that. Tasted like a normal donut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    What if I glaze my donut with hot Stan's? Or should I use Orange where I might get a nice citrus flavor?
    Would probably look similar to a normal donut. Maybe better on a cinnamon roll.

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    ^^Do they also make a tubeless donut?
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    Santa Clara: Stan's Donuts glazed and buttermilks
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    Psycho donuts, campbell

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    Hmmph... my kid bought this late last night. I don't have a problem with donuts. But two dozen??? Imma need to help them out.

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    Gonna catch flame for this, but anything but Dunkin Donuts. Why on Earth anyone would put sour cream in/on a donut is beyond me...

    But to the point of the thread, All Star in Walnut Creek is pretty good.

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    Donut Nation in Los Banos.

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    Nice re nicene hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyStein View Post
    Gonna catch flame for this, but anything but Dunkin Donuts. Why on Earth anyone would put sour cream in/on a donut is beyond me...
    Could not agree more - about 15-20 years ago, all these Midwest & East Coasters were always going on and on about how great Dunkin Donuts was and especially about how great the coffee was and how it was such a travesty that we did not have it in the west. So 1st time I went to Chicago, the 1st thing I did was go to Dunkin Donuts - the doughnuts were awful and the coffee was absolutely un-drinkable!

    Back on topic, Dynamo Donuts in SF has some great, though way overpriced donuts - the most popular seem to be the Maple Apple Bacon but I like the Chocolate Passionfruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hel Mot View Post
    Psycho donuts, campbell
    If you want a donut with a bunch of stuff on it. This place is pretty awesome.

    Personal favorite is the one with captain crunch on it or the bacon one.... cant decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    end of thread.

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    haha..i got a negative REP for starting this..

    awesome!! someone thinks internet forums are serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    haha..i got a negative REP for starting this..

    awesome!! someone thinks internet forums are serious.
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Boomchakabowwow again.

    I tried to balance you out, but couldn't. Have you tried the Donut Cafe near Lepe's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Boomchakabowwow again.

    I tried to balance you out, but couldn't. Have you tried the Donut Cafe near Lepe's?
    i have not..that is my go-to hardware store tho..and that Village Pets is taking all of our money via my wife.
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    ^^^ Give it a try and see what you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    haha..i got a negative REP for starting this..

    awesome!! someone thinks internet forums are serious.
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    If you ever make it to So Cal.

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    These are good too.

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    If you buy a jelly donut from Stan's and it springs a leak does it automatically seal itself? That would be a game changer!

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    In SF https://dynamodonut.com none better...anywhere...seriously!
    If I had a black light this place would look like a Jackson Pollock painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    These are good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Uhhhh…… OK if you say so. I don’t lick my own ass so I cannot vouch.
    Lol, so you say...
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    Seriously? A NorCal Donut thread was reported as "span" (presumably spam)? I don't get it.
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    I have a fwd car, not much happening in the name of donuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rendly View Post
    I have a fwd car, not much happening in the name of donuts.
    Solution: Roll your back wheels onto two cookie sheets and set the emergency brake. Turn the steering wheel full lock and mash the throttle.

    Have fun!

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    cinnamon twist anyone?

    how about some cinnamon twist????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    how about some cinnamon twist????
    I like that of all the 'for Norcal' threads, this is the one with staying power. I bet it will live on for the rest of 2018. Because donut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    how about some cinnamon twist????
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    i guess i need to go and find Stans
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    Home Skillet in Alameda has sort of a donut cult following...NorCal donuts?-homeskilletdonuts.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rendly View Post
    I have a fwd car, not much happening in the name of donuts.
    steering wheel full stop left, chuck in reverse, pedal to the metal and give it hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rendly View Post
    I have a fwd car, not much happening in the name of donuts.
    60 mph, parking brake, hard left.
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    steering wheel full stop left, chuck in reverse, pedal to the metal and give it hell.
    I wouldn’t recommend this if you have a stickshift, as it will surely break teeth off the straight cut reverse gears (voice of experience from a failed stupid stunt about 20 years ago).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Happy Donuts, Palo Alto will change your mind about this. Head on over, they are open.
    Yes! Maple Leaf Donuts were good. But then Happy Donuts changed my mind for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    I like that of all the 'for Norcal' threads, this is the one with staying power. I bet it will live on for the rest of 2018. Because donut.
    Well isn't this an important part of MTB? : Beer, Burritos, and Donuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    Could not agree more - about 15-20 years ago, all these Midwest & East Coasters were always going on and on about how great Dunkin Donuts was and especially about how great the coffee was and how it was such a travesty that we did not have it in the west. So 1st time I went to Chicago, the 1st thing I did was go to Dunkin Donuts - the doughnuts were awful and the coffee was absolutely un-drinkable!
    When I lived on the East coast we used to call it Drunken Donuts because the drunks went there after the bars closed.

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