I survived the line and walked away with my warm glazed donut from Stan’s on Homestead in Santa Clara. That thing was just stupid delicious.
Old School Menu.. no fancy stuff here junior
These are serious business, I told you that guy is crazy
Here is a look at some Cinnamon Rolls, a big fan favorite as I learned along my journey.
One of the many awesome people I met on this National Day of the Donut, Frederick Leray Manning Jr. is leaving the Donut Wheel with a bag of donuts and a big smile. I bet that bag is empty by now.
Like I said, this place was packed, and donuts were enjoyed by all.
So the next Donut shop on my journey was the obvious king of the bunch, And I absolutely loved some of the others, but this place was another animal. This place is old school and did I mention the line out the door….
I enjoyed meeting another veteran donut maker at Maple Leaf Donuts that has been doing this for more than 20 years easy. He is making a legit product that I enjoyed quite a bit
This is the face of a donut owner as he proudly makes his way back to the table with his purchase. This gentleman came with twelve people specifically for National Donut Day.
There was a long line, but it went pretty fast and I am ready to order.
Rose Donuts on Saratoga near Lawrence was packed, and I could hardly park as it was obviously a popular spot
Hey, I think that is Stan. He sure knows his way around a donut
Last stop… Krispy Kreme… just because it is right next to my house, and this is a celebration of the donut.
And then there is this guy… He is a bad ass donut making machine.
Roger’s is in Mountain View and the staff was awesome. I don’t know if it was because it was the first donut of the day bias, but this donut was a homerun for me.
This is a Donut shop where some crazy guy… I think this is him here… creates these strange donuts on steroids in his secret backroom…Who knows what he is doing, he is crazy.
Here is the Donut Master behind the Donut Wheels delicious menu and he has been cooking donuts for 30 years plus. A true craftsman indeed.
The nice lady at Tasty Donuts not only gave me my donut for free. but she also included the donut holes, and you gotta love that. My theory is that she gave me the donut for free because she knew it was good… and, it was.
Manley’s is a family business and this gentleman has been making donuts for a long time. His favorite choice is the chocolate cake donut with chocolate icing. I say good choice.
Next up, Manley’s Donuts on N. De Anza, and they were ready for the National Day of the Donut.
Roger’s Deli and Donuts. They were ready for the National celebration and serving up deliciousness right at 5 AM.
This is what those looked like….
This was not my first time at the Psycho Donuts as it a favorite place of mine
Thanks for tuning in today on National Donut Day. I hope you enjoyed the presentation.
Next Stop, Maple Leaf Donuts on Saratoga in San Jose, This place is small and cool and they are going to give me the extra donut holes in the bag with my donut, and that is just awesome
I hope you all get an extra little donut hole in your bag too…
A Celebration of National Donut Day. In an effort to explore this National Day of the Donut, I undertook a 40 mile journey to visit 10 Donut Shops in the local area. The following images are presented as a record of this day of sugar and dough.
and ten donut shops later and I am almost done…I am sorry, what was that ? I get a free donut for National Donut Day… that is awesome… I will take two please
You got this lady doing this
Did I mention the line out the door ? But I am here for the sake of science and research… and I am going to get one of these donuts
Who is next ? The donut machine is still knocking them out and the lady with the fantastic smile is ready to set you up at Stan’s, where they don’t mess around.
and more donuts…
Tasty Donuts on Saratoga had a steady pace of customers coming and going. They were serving up a good product and they were also very nice people.
Stan’s is awesome… you got this guy doing this…
Right up the Street on N. De Anza is the Donut Wheel, a 24 hour donut shop that has been in business for more than 50 years. They offer a very traditional experience that I enjoyed substantially.