Bay Area classic still rolling in dough

Donut shop still delivers delicious treats after 75 years

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor

Sitting at home late at night with a major sweet tooth?

King Pin is the place to be. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The store is located off of Telegraph and Durant near UC Berkeley.

There is street parking in a pretty convenient location.

It is surrounded by cool dinner choices of all different types of foods, from Mexican to Thai.

While walking toward the donut shop, you can definitely smell the sweet aroma of donuts from afar.

When you stop by, be sure to say hello to the shop’s popular donut worker who has been there for many years and goes by the name “The all-mighty Quan.”

King Pin Donuts has been serving customers from all over the country these delicious pastries since 1939.

My two favorite donuts are the sweet crispy glazed donut holes, which seem much bigger than the average size donut holes, and more crispy than fluffy.

The apple fritter is hands down my all-time favorite.

I still have not come across a donut shop that can make the apple fritter as well as King Pin Donuts.
The apple fritter is made with cinnamon glazed dough on the outside that is deep fried to a crisp.
It is then stuffed with the perfect amount of apples and apple filling.

Every time I have one of these delectable delights it tastes even better than the last time.

The fritter is so huge that it is hard to finish it. In order to get the same great taste from your left over fritter, warm it up in the microwave for 10 seconds and it’ll taste just as good as the day before.

Prices at King Pin are a bit more than the average donut shop, but trust me, this is not your everyday donut shop and it is well worth every penny.

The options for the different types of donuts are endless, and they always seem to have something new every time I go.

If you are looking for variety of sweet fulfilling donuts, King Pin is the place to be.
They have tons of different kinds of donuts that will probably take a couple years for you to try them all.

They also offer bags of one-day-old donuts for a cheap deal.