Chuck’s Donuts

My husband has been talking about Chuck’s Donuts for months. It is a favorite spot to get donuts among his colleagues. I knew that I had to try it after hearing all the raves about it. We decided one night to go to the shop, pick up some donuts, and eat the donuts at home.

The donut shop was quaint and casual. All the workers wore masks and there was tape on the floor to let customers know where to stand for proper social distancing. It looked like a family worked there, which made me smile. All the people working were friendly and seemed very close, emotionally. Everyone was joking and laughing with each other. There was a little girl playing with her mother in the corner, and faint music emanating from the kitchen.

Even though it was 9 pm at night the store was bustling behind the counter. Trays of fresh donuts were being placed in the cases like clockwork. My husband and I were surprised at how busy it was for the evening, customer wise. Many customers did not order just one donut. There were two patrons in front of us that ordered three dozen assorted donuts. We overheard one customer on the phone had ordered another three dozen assorted donuts.

Photo by Allison of Culinary Cupcake

The first donut I wanted to try was the original style glaze. This yeast-based donut was golden and fresh. The glaze had the perfect amount of sweetness. It was soft and almost melted in my mouth. While the chocolate glazed donut was a delightful confection. It was dipped in a silky chocolate glaze that was simple and delicious. The texture was identical to the original style glaze donut.

Photo by Allison of Culinary Cupcake

The crumb donut was another yeast-based donut. It had a nicely raised shape and a bouncy texture. It was incredibly soft on the inside. The donut had a light glaze on the outside and was covered in a cinnamon crumble. It was my favorite of the yeast donuts I tried.

Photo by Allison of Culinary Cupcake

The old fashion sour cream donut was a cake donut. The donut was soft and moist on the inside and was firm on the outside. It was covered in a thick glaze that gently cracked when I broke into it. It had perfect density to it, which meant that the dough had been mixed to perfection. Donuts that are highly dense are the result of over mixing, but this was not the case for the old fashion sour cream.

I had a positive experience at the shop and a delightful time ingesting donuts. I could tell there was a lot of care put into how they make their donuts. I will definitely be back!

Due to COVID 19 this restaurant is only open for Takeout at this time.

Open 24 Hours

Cash Only

801 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, CA 94061

(650) 368-0161


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I have received no compensation in exchange for this post. I simply wanted to review this restaurant.


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