18 February, 2011

Donut Farm - Oakland, Calif.

Hello faithful readers.  After a couple fruitless recent attempts to enjoy Pepple's newfangled organic vegan raised doughnuts, today I walked (in the rain no less) to the Donut Farm to see if they might be open.  Was I in for a treat!  From my last review you remember I was hopeful for my next visit, and boy did the D.F. deliver.  Their display case was fully stocked with fritters, twists, raiseds, and of course a wide variety of cake doughnuts---all organic, all vegan, all the time.  Well, not all the time, just Fridays 9am-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am-2:30pm.

I just had a bit of supper at Commonwealth so I didn't need much, but I tried the cinnamon roll.  I must say it was delicious--probably tied with Red's for best cinnamon roll ever!  Being in a vegan doughnut shop, I checked myself before I asked them for a pad of butter (though they may have had an alternative).  They didn't have any way to heat up the doughnut, which is how this BLOUGHNUT contributor likes his cinnamon rolls.  Alas..

Self-portrait with vegan cinnamon roll:

Perfect consistency, not terribly sweet, loaded with cinnamon.  I hear cinnamon is good for you.

Visit Donut Farm on San Pablo next time you go to Berkeley Bowl West.  They are doing brunch on weekends and the joe smelled good too.  Doughnut-themed art on the walls.

See you there..