Best 1 A.M. Sugar Fix - 2002
Bob's Donuts and Pastries
Maybe you're a night owl. Maybe you're a huge fan of doughnuts. Maybe you're really, really drunk. Whatever the reason, should you feel compelled to stuff your face with sugar and chocolate after midnight, Bob's Donuts is open late. Boasting strong coffee and a full selection of all the standard favorites -- bear claws, old-fashioneds, glazeds, and eclairs -- this Polk Street staple has offered constant refuge for anyone who doesn't think about his arteries too much. Coming around after midnight makes for an added treat: You get to watch the staff actually making the doughnuts, little rings of dough floating in a bubbling vat. Just try not to look too hard at the massive buckets of lard they drag out to the fryers.