"Why would we drive to Santee for donuts?"
Famous last words, D. He would eat them as heartily as he ate the donuts.
After reading this thread on Chow, I had to try Mary's Donuts. I was once a disciple of the Krispy Kreme craze and seriously burned out on them. Truth be told, I thought Krispy Kremes were too sweet and occasionally greasy (i.e. one bite produced a little gush of oil). I swore KK off for a while and returned to worshipping the mom-and-pop donut shop.
I only have a picture of the shop because we ate the donuts before I had a chance to photograph them. Santee is a little bit of a haul from North Park, but those donuts are absolutely worth it. Alice listed them in her list of 100 good things to eat in San Diego.
Go to Mary's. Be happy.
9031 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee, CA 92071