I've lived in San Francisco's Richmond District since October and only recently discovered the mail box at the end of my street. But Golden Donut... well, let's just say I spotted that a while ago.
From French crullers and buttermilk bars to apple fritters and croissants, this family-owned joint has something for all pastry lovers. I tend to gravitate toward the classic, sprinkle-covered cake donut, but you really can't go wrong in a place where everything's made fresh daily. Did I mention they're open 'til midnight? (Every. Day. Of. The. Week.) Whether I stop by on a Monday morning or Saturday night, I've yet to encounter a donut that's anything less than moist and flavorful. Throw in the friendly service and Golden Donut sets the gold standard for sweet treats in the Richmond.