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These are LA's 8 best donuts

Published On 10/09/2013 Published On 10/09/2013
Jeff Miller
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1. SK's Donuts & Croissants 5850 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Mid Wilshire)

This family-owned and operated donut shop, located in Mid-City West, is open 24hrs a day and serves cookies & cream croissant-donuts ("skronuts") and apple fritters. That's pretty much all you need to know.

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2. Stan's Donuts 10948 Weyburn Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Westwood)

Even if you're not a student at UCLA, Stan's Doughnuts in Westwood should be on your morning checklist. For 50 years, this mainstay donut shop has been churning out incredible pastries -- most famously a peanut butter and jelly donut.

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3. Randy's Donuts 805 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301 (Lax Area)

Conveniently located near LAX airport, Randy's Donuts boasts that famous, 35ft (in diameter), rooftop donut monolith -- and any homemade donut flavor you could want.

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4. Nickel Diner 524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Downtown)

The home-made jam, classic diner dishes, and maple-bacon donuts at this revered diner located in downtown LA are worth a visit.

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5. Golden Donuts 13444 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA 91605-4415 (Hollywood)

Mom- and pop-run, this bakery serves up some of the best donuts in the valley at wallet-friendly prices.

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6. DK's Donuts & Bakery 1614 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (Santa Monica)

This always-open, trend-setting bakery slings some of the best donuts in LA. Don't believe us? Head over and try one of their kronuts. Or deep-fried waffles. Or, just any one of their colorful, confectionary creations.

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7. UMAMIcatessen 852 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (Downtown)

This eclectic spot serves up inspired dishes like a smoked sturgeon potato salad w/ truffled creme fraiche, whiskey bread-pudding doughnuts, and a breakfast sandwich w/ maple poached egg, sausage, & pig-ear bacon.

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8. The Donut Man 915 E Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740 (San Gabriel Valley)

Glendora's beloved Donut Man is known for its fruity doughnuts, especially its peach- and strawberry-stuffed ones overflowing with slightly caramelized pieces of fresh fruit. The rest of the fried, yeast-risen pastries on offer include giant cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, French crullers, and old fashioned doughnuts dripping with cherry or orange glaze. It's open 24 hours, so should your doughnut craving strike at 3am, Donut Man's got your back.

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