Redwood City's best doughnut shops identified

Redwood City’s best doughnut shops identified

in Community and

Interns are often assigned to do the work that others no longer want to do. That includes taste testing all of the best doughnut options in Redwood City.

Throughout this summer, the city’s 17 college interns from various departments were asked to share their favorite food picks, from their favorite Mexican restaurants, Japanese bites, and burgers.

The summer’s final submission was all about doughnuts.

Four Redwood City doughnut shops made the list:

Chuck’s Donuts – 801 Woodside Road

The interns lauded this establishment’s wide selection of donuts, bagels and croissants.

“From classic glazed to filled donuts, bars, bear claws, and even unique cronuts, Chuck’s Donuts has every donut variation to satiate your sweet tooth. Many days, they’ll even make some unique creations, such as giant, ‘Texas size’ donuts, their cereal donuts that have Fruit Loops or Fruity Pebbles sprinkled on top, and even a Strawberry Shortcake donut, that puts strawberry jam between two donuts and is topped with whipped cream.”

Homeskillet – 820 Veterans Blvd.

“A delicious selection of donuts,” according to interns, “which although are mostly traditionally styled yeast and cake creations, they are incredibly good tasting for their low prices.”

Homeskillet also serves varied breakfast and lunch options. The most interesting may be “the sweet and savory burger-donut combination, called the ‘Luther.’

Nuri’s Donut House – 416 El Camino Real

They make fresh donuts, muffins, bagels, cakes, bars, and filled varieties, described by interns as “big and excellently sweet and tasty, with their glazed donuts being especially very large and mouth wateringly good.”

“The shop is also known for baking delicious, freshly made, chicken, beef, and vegetable empanadas, made in the Bolivian style called salteñas and are absolutely to die for Check out Nuri’s on El Camino Real at Claremont,” the interns wrote.

Donut King – 3123 Jefferson Ave.

A friendly staff serves up tasty pastries at reasonable prices, according to the interns.

“Share one of their huge bear claws or cinnamon twists with family or friends. Looking for your own sweet treat? Try a French Crueller, blueberry donut, custard filled maple bar or a chocolate raspberry filled donut. Along with these special creations they also offer the classics like old fashioned, devils cake, apple fritter, glazed, sprinkled, and more.”