Swung by the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco over the weekend and tried the organic, vegan donuts from Pepples. That almost didn’t happen as the person working the kiosk was not there when I walked by the first time. It took three tries before she was back at her post. At least the donuts were worth the doubling back.
Pepple’s offers quite a selection of flavors from new to old standbys, the price ranges from $2-3 each or $13 for a half-dozen. I got Salt Caramel (new to me) and Blueberry (an old favorite). But after opening my bag of donuts, I see something missing. Where’s the hole?
Fortunately, these hole-less donuts (or maybe they’re just humongous donut holes) aren’t missing any flavor or taste. The Salt Caramel has a nice balance of salty and sweet. You can see the giant sea salt crystals on top, it goes well with the rich coconut caramel. The Blueberry has a beautiful color inside, not a super strong blueberry taste, but still good.
Both were very cake like and don’t seem as greasy as other donuts. Next time I would like to try the Orange Creamsicle and/or Green Apple. With donut flavors like this, you know there has to be a next time.