I admit when I go to San Francisco, I have it easy. I have friends who have lived there for years who have an affinity for good food. But most importantly, they love to share their favorite places and explore their city with out of town friends… like me!
One morning, we had a craving for donuts and came across a place called The Jelly Donut in the Mission. I liked jelly donuts so went in. The case was full of fresh donuts ranging from old fashioned to bear claws to jelly. The sweet fried smell in the tiny shop was very satisfying on that cold rainy day.
I asked the guy at the counter which donut I should order — I assumed he would tell me to order one of the flavored jelly donuts but to my surprise, he said the cake donut. So I got the cake donut but my friend ended up buying the jelly donut too. It only seemed fair to get a jelly donut at The Jelly Donut shop. I admit that I appreciated the honesty of the guy behind the counter because the cake donut was the right choice. Sometimes a cake donut can be overly dry, dense, and oily but this one was moist and cakey and had a nice sweetness from the crumbs it was bathed in. Take a look.