Doughnuts With a Japanese Twist
Ring Baked Tofu Donuts in Woodland Hills serves up unique Japanese-style doughnuts that are baked with hand-selected, organic local ingredients. All are gluten free and most are vegan. Flavor options include Matcha, Honey, Red Velvet, Chocolate and Lavender.
Doughnuts for the Upper Crust
The Donut Snob in Pasadena has earned the praise of LAist, Huffington Post, L.A. Weekly and CBS. “Eat more hole foods” is the shop’s slogan and this playfulness can be felt in everything they do. Popular flavors include the Rise and Shine (espresso glaze with dark chocolate ganache drizzle) and new flavors like the Matcha Black Sesame (bright green in color with vanilla drizzle).
Doughnuts With Your Coffee
Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee in Santa Monica features hand-crafted doughnuts alongside Stumptown Brewed Coffee. This local gathering place, opened in 2012, offers new monthly doughnut flavors such as fresh garden mint and chocolate ganache, plus classics including the buttermilk old fashioned. Daily selections of gluten-free doughnuts are also available.
A Friend Indeed
The motto at Donut Friend in Highland Park is “Donuts Done Differently.” Each creation has a unique, fun name. Try The Polar Berry Club, a traditional lemon glaze with mixed berries and mint on top, or Drive Like Jelly, a glazed doughnut filled with peanut butter and jelly. The shop also offers vegan options.
Home of the #O-Nut
DK’s Donuts & Bakery in Santa Monica is home of The Double Decker #O-Nut, a cross between a croissant and a doughnut. The menu also maple and chocolate bars, croissants, smoothies, bagels and pastries, as well as Reese’s Peanut Butter and Fruity Pebbles doughnuts. They deliver locally, and can make custom doughnut letter combinations.
Panda Doughnuts in K-Town
California Donuts in Koreatown offers specialty donuts that are as fun to look at as they are to eat. The family-owned shop’s most famous options are the panda donut, made with real Oreo cookies, and the Blueberry Toast Crunch, topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Try the iconic Pink D’oh Nut, too. A neighborhood favorite for more than 30 years, the shop is open 24 hours.
The greater Los Angeles area has an abundance of doughnut shops, and doughnuts make a great treat for the whole family. Check out one of these quirky and popular shops next time a doughnut craving hits.