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Best Donuts in Los Angeles

July 23, 2014 5:00 AM

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(credit: Donut Snob)

(credit: Donut Snob)

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(credit: California Donuts)


Los Angeles is home to some of the best places to find donuts in the world. With countless creative variations of this classic portable sweet treat available around town, donuts offer a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Donuts are all the rage right now and the donut shops around town are taking the donut to a whole new level as well. Here is a list of some of the best donuts you can find in Los Angeles.

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(credit: Getty Images)


Randy’s Donuts
805 W Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 645-4707
www.randysdonuts.com

A best donuts article wouldn’t be complete without listing the king of donuts in Los Angeles: Randy’s Donuts. Located near LAX Airport in Inglewood, Randy’s Donuts can be noticed from blocks away by its massive doughnut on top of the store. Featuring everything you can imagine from glazed donuts, apple fritters, bear claws and more, you can’t go wrong with anything you order here. For over 60 years, it has been a staple of Los Angeles offering delicious flavors such as glazed, sprinkles and more.

(credit: Sofia Wolfson)

(credit: Sofia Wolfson)


Bob’s Coffee & Donuts
6333 W 3rd St #450
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-8929
www.farmersmarketla.com

Located in the Original Farmers Market next to the Grove shopping complex, Bob’s Coffee & Donuts is a top among LA’s donut snobs. With a vintage and old-fashioned feel, this donut shop has been creating the tasty treats since 1970 and offers classic donuts such as apple fritters, glazed, bear claws and more. New additions include flavors such as Nutella though which are just as delicious. Grab a coffee, and your favorite donut and you won’t be disappointed.

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(credit: Lynn C./Yelp)


Babycakes
236 North Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(855) 462-2292
www.babycakesnyc.com

With its location in the charming Larchmont Village, BabyCakes offers a wide-range of specialty donuts for everyone. From vegan, gluten-free, and wheat-free to soy-free, egg-free and kosher, BabyCakes literally offers it all. But, one bite into any of the donuts and you won’t be thinking of what’s not in it. The donuts are simply delicious and their myriad of flavors also make it easy to choose.

(credit: Donut Man)

(credit: Donut Man)


The Donut Man
915 E Route 66
Glendora, CA
(626) 335-9111
www.thedonutmanca.com

Along Route 66, you’ll find the best seasonal strawberry filled glazed donuts you will ever taste. Owner Jim has been making donuts for over 40 years and has mastered the art of donut making by avoiding using any artificial colors and flavors. By focusing on using fresh seasonal berries and fruit with dough that’s made with potato flour, The Donut Man has mastered the creation. These amazing sweet treats are hard to get, so you many want to call before you go to make sure they aren’t sold out of these delicious sweet treats.

(credit: Donut Friend)

(credit: Donut Friend)


Donut Friend
5107 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(213) 995-6191
www.donutfriend.com

Unlike other donut shops, Donut Friend is unique as they offer customizable donuts. Build your donuts to your liking and pick between 30 different toppings ranging from strawberry to crushed Butterfinger, and rosemary. You can also pick from a variety of doughs, glazes, and fillings to customize your donut. If you have any dietary restrictions, there are gluten-free and vegan options available too. The sky is the limit when it comes to the variety of donuts you can create and buy at Donut Friend.

(credit: California Donuts)

(credit: California Donuts)


California Donuts
3540 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 385-3318
www.cadonuts.com

If you’re looking for a unique yet classic donut stand, look no further than California Donuts. They offer some of the best classic donuts as well as a large variety of unique donuts you won’t find anywhere else in Los Angeles or the world. Famous for their Homer Simpson (think The Simpsons), Matcha Green Tea, Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles and Oreo covered donuts, you will definitely want to try each of their delicious flavorful donuts.

(credit: Donut Snob)

(credit: Donut Snob)


Donut Snob
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 373-4898
www.thedonutsnob.com

Offering some of the best gourmet donuts you will find and taste, Donut Snob in Echo Park carefully makes their donuts from raised yeast and farm-fresh ingredients. Some of their best flavors include the Razzy Lemon LuLu, the Berry Best, the Campfire and the Orange Zest Pistachio. Order their donuts via their ordering service or at various small locations around town that carry these hand crafted tasty treats. See www.thedonutsnob.com for locations.

(Stan’s Donuts)

(Stan’s Donuts)


Stan’s Donuts
10948 Weyburn Ave.
Westwood Village, CA
(310) 208-8660
www.stansdoughnuts.com

Since 1965 people have been flocking to Stan’s Donuts to get a taste of their delicious donuts. They’ve perfected capturing their unique style of donut making and are famous for their peanut butter donuts, pretzel donuts, custard, twists, as well as jelly-filled donuts. The variety of flavors, glazes, and custards will surely leave you feeling that you’ve had some of the best donuts in the world.

What are your favorite donuts in LA? Share in the comments below!

Vanessa Diaz is a freelance writer and blogger. You can find her on her blogs The Queen of Swag and Disney Domain. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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