The donuts in the case seem fatter with a thicker covering of chocolate and other icings. The maple bars were square and a little irregular.
The counter person confirmed that no mixes were used at Andy's donuts and pointed to the donut making equipment in the back of the shop. She said that every morning they were rolling out the donuts and frying them up.
I was just there for coffee and, quite frankly, need to lay off the donuts for a while. Just passing this along if you are interested.
Has anyone tried these donuts?
That makes three donut shops I know that don't use mixes ... Bob's in SF, Alley Donuts in Larkspur and Bob's donuts in Richmond.
A caveat, this stretch of Richmond makes the Mission look like Union Square. Customers and staff seemed very nice. Looked like there was a regular customer base of people enjoying their donuts. They make other items like salads and sandwiches.
Also, looking up the exact address on the web, there seems to be an Andy's donuts in the Napa region as well. I don't know anything about that place, but I would doubt they are related. The Richmond donut shop looks like it's been there since the founding of the town of Richmond.
Andy's Donut Stop
971 23RD St
Richmond, CA 94804-1250
Phone: (510) 232-6057
For those of you who know the area, a few blocks from Portumex.