Buckets of Trish's Mini Donuts
Donuts being fried

Trish’s Mini Donuts

Trish’s Mini Donuts are warm, sugary, and shareable treats made fresh before your eyes!

Hijacked from Trish Conklin’s family carnival business, these mini donuts have stolen the show at PIER 39 in San Francisco and routinely shows up on many “Best Donuts in San Francisco” lists.

Buy’em buy the bag, buy’em by the bucket, and now buy’em by the tub!


Trish Conklin is the owner of Trish’s Mini Donuts. Visitors from around the world line up to enjoy bags, buckets and even miniature bathtubs full of these delicious, one-of-a-kind “little morsels of heaven.” 25 years ago she decided to open a mini donut shop at PIER 39 and the rest is history.

What did Trish do before opening her mini donut shop? She used to travel around North America with her family who owned a carnival business! She grew up on the fairgrounds, went to carnival school and spent most of the year on the road. She described growing up on the road as, “surreal and unbelievable.” While in college, she continued to help her family during the Summer by driving amusement-ride big rigs, riding in her family’s own private railway car, working in games and carnival food stands.

After her father gave her brother the carnival business, she was free to create her own destiny. She took her mini donut recipe and hit the road to San Francisco. She opened on The PIER in 1994 and said, “Opening at The PIER was amazing and the best thing to ever happen to me.” Trish’s Mini Donuts is recognized by locals, travelers and routinely shows up on “Best Donut Shops” in San Francisco.


Trish’s Mini Donuts is celebrating its 25th Anniversary at PIER 39 by giving away bags* of six (6) mini donuts to the first 400 visitors. Come by PIER 39’s Entrance Plaza from 12 – 3pm for your chance to grab a bag and fill it up with “six little morsels of heaven” at Trish’s Mini Donuts. Guests will also have the opportunity to take pictures behind Trish’s famous bathtub filled with mini donuts. (Don’t dive in as the tub will be filled with imitation mini donuts!)

*One bag per person, while supplies last. Offer valid on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 12 – 6pm only. Offer must be redeemed at Trish’s Mini Donuts at PIER 39. No cash value. No substitutions. Event and event activities are weather-permitting and subject to change without notice. Offer not valid for PIER 39 employees, merchants and their employees.

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