SF's 5 Best Donut Shops. Because Donut Race.

Are you ready for the Lard Butt 1K?

By Diane Rommel

SF's 5 Best Donut Shops. Because Donut Race.
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05 October 2017

Maybe you're the kind of guy who likes to start off his Saturday morning with a Double Dipsea

This might not be for you. 

If, however, you like your athletic events A) brief and B) with donut stations, we've got a race to put on your bucket list. 

It's called the Lard Butt. Full name: Lard Butt 1K. That's not a typo: It's a 1K. 

It's a race — let's call it a stroll — around Lake Merced Park. Every 250 meters, you'll find a refreshment station. No gels. No electrolytes.

Just donuts. 

If you can think of a better way to spend the morning of November 4th: A) we doubt it and B) go for it. 

Sign up here. Or? Maybe just enjoy some tasty donuts — you'll find our picks for the best shops in town below.

Bob's Donuts
As classic as it gets: Stop by this 24-hour joint at 2 a.m. for a chocolate frosted with rainbow sprinkles. 

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse
The best fillings in town. Come by on Sunday for the donut with lemon curd jam. 

Pepples
A superior vegan donut experience, the Oakland shop lives on after the Ferry Building spot has closed. Try the award-winning blueberry.  

Happy Donuts (no website) 
They're not breaking the mold here — but our neighborhood shop (3801 24th Street) is our top choice for a glazed. 

Trish's Mini Donuts
These melt-in-your-mouth mini doughnuts are served hot — and possibly the only thing that can get us out to Pier 39. 

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