Devil's Dozen Donut Shop
Cover Image © Devil's Dozen Donut Shop/SDCM Restaurant Group

So, I’ve Been Going to This Donut Shop… (Devil’s Dozen)

As I continue my fun new workout schedule and eat properly most days, I allow myself a few guilt-free meals a week to enjoy eating whatever I want (when I’m not kicking my own ass). A regular part of that rotation is Devil’s Dozen Donut Shop. Don’t let the name full you, this place is good! This isn’t a review – more of a notice.

Per usual, this post is not sponsored and is simply my way of spreading news worth knowing. I just wanted to share a bit about the place and a few photos to spread the love (plus clue you in on some of my favorites).

Where is Devil’s Dozen?

Devil’s Dozen Donut Shop can be found at 2001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 — and their regular open hours of business operation are from 7 AM – 1 PM on weekdays, and 8 AM – 1 PM on weekends (so get there before they close).

Devil's Dozen Donut Shop building.

It’s located right next to, and I think owned by, a restaurant at the corner called Kettner Exchange. You can’t miss it.

What Makes This Place Special?

Anyone who knows my taste in donuts knows that I’m a basic B. I tend to honestly just love original glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme. I’ve never really been into “donuts with stuff on them” or cake donuts, and most places that have tried to sway me from my original glazed loves have failed.

Buuuuuttt… Devil’s Dozen has successfully gotten me to go there 4 times now in the last month.

That’s a lot of donut trips for me.

A photo of the Devil's Dozen storefront -- shows trays of donuts for customers to pick from.

Their selection of freshly-baked rotating flavors is what does the trick for me, and there’s always a line. Like… ALWAYS. They have coffee drinks and stuff, too – but I haven’t been sucked into that trap yet.

I think the prices are reasonable for the area they’re in (I tend to get 4 big specialty donuts for about $13), and I’ve even developed a few favorites already. (They may or may not know me there already because of my hair – LOL!)

The Flavors I’ve Had…

These images are from my last few trips.

Yes… These were all just for me & eaten in one day. (Don’t judge.) I normally eat each of these heated up for about 20-seconds in the microwave (with an ice-cold glass of milk when I have some available).

Week 1's selection of treats.

(Going clockwise from top-left to bottom…)

  • Maple Bacon
  • (A flavor I forget and haven’t repeated)
  • Caramel
  • Tres Leches

The Tres Leches is hands down my favorite at the moment (like, overall) and beats out the others there. If I had to pick a second, it would be the Maple Bacon.

Week 2's selection of treats.

(Going clockwise from top-left to bottom…)

  • Guava & Cream Cheese
  • Tres Leches
  • White Chocolate Raspberry
  • Caramel

Tres Leches was still around, so I had to get it (still my favorite in this batch). The Guava & Cream Cheese had a genuinely fruity flavor — it was ALMOST too sweet, but they did it right. That would be my second choice in this batch. I never want the White Chocolate Raspberry again. It looks great, but white chocolate on a donut just wasn’t my jam.

Week 3's selection of treats.

(Going clockwise from top-left to bottom…)

  • Chai
  • Chai
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Maple & Peanut

This was probably my strongest line-up yet. All of them were good and worth getting again. The Dulce de Leche was good — but my gut was right, and Chai was my favorite flavor in this batch. Maple & Peanut is solid. Not better than the other two… but solid.

Now you see why I exercise the way I do – LOL!

For the sake of my waistline and my teeth, I’ll lay off for a few weeks — but I had to take the back-to-back trips above… for science.

Anywho, this place is a 9 out of 10 for me simply on the grounds that I know I won’t always be able to find my favorites there (due to the rotating flavor). But, they successfully get me to want to try something new & look forward to whatever surprise(s) will be there each visit.

A promotional aerial image showing a selection of Devil's Dozen Donut Shop flavors and a hand holding a coffee.

That, in and of itself, is worthy of praise from a creature of habit like me.

I recommend Devil’s Dozen if you’re ever in the Little Italy area of Downtown San Diego and looking for a sweet fix. Hit me up, I’ll meet you there.

Peace, and thanks for reading.

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Image Credits:
– Cover Image © Devil’s Dozen Donut Shop/SDCM Restaurant Group
– Body Image 1 © SDCM Restaurant Group
– Body Image 2 © Simey Travels/TripAdvisor LLC
– Body Images 3-5 © Johnnie Weathersby III
– Body Image 6 © Postmates

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