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Best Unique Donuts in LA

June 13, 2012 11:00 AM

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Donuts… Deep fried, sweet goodness that is enjoyed by Americans everywhere. Everyone has eaten a donut at least once in his life, whether it is a chocolate donut, glazed, sprinkles on top or custard filled. You can savor it early in the morning with your coffee or have it after a meal as a dessert in some restaurants. These donuts on this list are not your average, corner shop donuts. These are unique donuts that can’t be found in just any store. Despite the mini trek to these places for these donuts, it will definitely be worth it.
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Green Tea Donut

Café Dulce
134 Japanese Village Plaza Bldg E
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 346-9910

 
Inside Little Tokyo’s Japanese Village Plaza is a bakery that is becoming known for their delicious and interesting pastries and donuts. Café Dulce has different flavors of roti bread filled with sweet potato, mocha and more. They also have maple bacon donuts that people rave about. However, they are most known for their Green Tea Donuts. Warm, soft green tea flavored donuts with a creamy custard center, covered in sugar. Ooey-gooey goodness that is perfect with a cup of Lamill Coffee.
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Red Velvet Donut

Nickel Diner
524 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 623-8301


Love red velvet? Then the red velvet donut from Nickel Diner is a must! This large and moist dessert has a cream filling in between. Definitely come hungry because this decadent dessert will fill you up.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Donut

Stan’s Doughnuts
10948 Weyburn Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-8660


Stan’s Doughnut has many different donuts but they are most known for their peanut butter banana topped with chocolate chips donut. This donut is definitely a guilty pleasure. There is a lot of everything in this donut. Loads of peanut butter, banana slices inside and a generous amount of chocolate chips.
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Tres Leches Donut

UMAMIcatessen
852 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA CA 90014
(213) 413-8626


UMAMIcatessen creates their donuts fresh since they are made to order. Their tres leches donut is not as super sweet as you would think. It is slightly crisp on the outside with a moist interior. This donut is served with caramelized milk, topped with whip cream and sprinkled with cinnamon. It is a must order for dessert so save room for it!
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Strawberry Donut

Donut Man
915 E Rt 66
Glendora, CA 91740
(626) 335-9111


You cannot have a best unique donut list without including Donut Man’s seasonal and very popular Strawberry Donut on the list. People drive long distances just to get their hands on this donut with loads of fresh strawberries in between a glazed donut. It is not as unhealthy with this much fruit right? At least that is what people try to tell themselves.
Marian Bacol-Uba is the Director of Marketing for Six Taste, the largest and highest rated food tour and food exploration company in Los Angeles. She is also a freelance writer, blogger and vlogger. You can follow her travel and culinary adventures on Marian the Foodie. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. “Life is too short not to Eat Well.”
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