The Scoop: There are some things, that no matter what adjustments you make to them, they’re alrea...The Scoop: There are some things, that no matter what adjustments you make to them, they’re already at the height of awesome and just can’t be improved: the wheel, knock knock jokes, jorts and Bob’s donuts. In fact, the menu at Bob’s is virtually unchanged from when the Polk Street donut and pastry shop opened back in the 50’s, and the bakers here still have the original recipe book (well-used and looking like it’s about 100 years old, we’re told), which to us, is more valuable than a signed, first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and promises a way better ending.
Donuts and pastries might traditionally be thought of as a breakfast food, but the best time to drop in for a fresh treat at Bob’s is the time in the night right after you leave the bar and right before you hop in a cab home. This is when tray after tray of gooey, sugary goodness is emerging from the ovens here. And try as you might to find two donuts that look alike, but you’ll come up empty handed. Everything is hand made from scratch, meaning each cake donut, long john and muffin comes with its own unique appearance, but all have that Bob’s original taste. The biggest selling donut is the king of original donuts, the basic raised, glazed donut, but by far the most talked about is the apple fritter. And it’s no wonder with its buttery flaky dough outside and apple cinnamon-y deliciousness inside, that people trek to Bob’s at all hours to get a piece of this action. Like a beckoning lighthouse on a dark night, Bob’s glowing windows stacked high with every kind of donut imaginable, have the power to pull you in from across the street. And at the low, low price of free, we double dog dare you to even try to skip by without stopping.
Prices range from $.85 to $2.50: Cake, Glazed, Jelly, Custard, Long Johns, Croissants, Muffins, Apple Fritters, Crullers