19 January 2013

Yes, there really are Goodies @ Goody's Donuts - 95/100

Another San Diego donut shop is bringing the goodness to me and vying for my affection close to home.  Serra Mesa is the location for Goody's Donuts, 17 years they have been there!  Housed in a strip shopping center like many of San Diego's donut shops, Goody's is a great reminder for me of SoCal donuts, after the recent East Coast jaunt.  Just the best friendly local bakery pushing out the goods.  There were many pictures on the walls of customers and little league team photos posted.  It really felt like a great neighborly vibe.

They may not have the biggest donut display case around but they have everything covered.  They even do the orange donut too!  There's rolls, twists, buns, circulars, custards, and a very good selection of donut holes.  Not just regular glazed donut holes, they do chocolate glazed and both chocolate sprinkled and multi colored sprinkled holes.  Yes, I'll say it, "Best donut holes ever!!!"


 And I also did a buttermilk glazed which was delicious.  Rich and creamy and the right amount of sweetness.  This was a really perfect combination.  A great start to the weekend!  Goody's has a pretty impressive lineup.  Not just the donuts, they do ice cream too.  So, if the mood strikes for a personalized donut sundae, even if they are not prepared for the greatness in-house, you're going to be able to put it all together.  There's  sandwiches, different types of coffee drinks, and milkshakes too.

Goody's Donuts
3244 Greyling Dr
San Diego (Serra Mesa)
CA. 92123

Quick Score - 10 - Without a doubt
Donut Quality - 9 - Near perfection
Donut Selection - 9 - Great # of donuts and pastries
Donut Freshness - 10 - Fresh and tasty
Service - 10 - Friendly folks
Extras - 10 - Ice Cream, pastry treats, sandwiches, coffee drinks
Appeal - 8 - Too bad the store front has to have that cookie cutter strip shopping center feel
Emotion - 9 - Felt great after my visit
Other's Rating - 10 - This place has a 5/5 average rating on Yelp
Price - 5 - They had deal going in addition to already great prices
Donut Dunkability - 5 - Very good with the different kinds of donut holes
Total - 95