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The 9 best donuts in Los Angeles

Published On 07/15/2014 Published On 07/15/2014
Jeff Miller
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1. 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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2. 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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3. Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Mid Wilshire)

Find right-outta-the-oven fresh doughnuts -- and a pretty legendary cinnamon roll -- at this old-timey stand within the Farmer's Market. Treat yourself and pair one of the perfectly glazed pastries with drip coffee. Morning, made.

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4. Glazed Donut Bistro 8807 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (West Hollywood)

This donutery is serving up seriously eclectic fried dough holes. Ranging in a variety of crazy flavors, you'll really never be disappointed.

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5. Donut Friend 5107 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (Highland Park)

A Donut Friend is the best kind of friend, because said friends lets you create your own donuts. Here, choose from a list of their favorite compilations, or express yourself with unique ingredients like candied lime or BACON.

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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. 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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8. Universal Studios Hollywood 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 (Hollywood)

Universal Studios is a mecca for entertainment -- check out tons of rides, exhibits, shows, and tours based on your favorite movies and TV shows.

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9. Cofax Coffee Shop 440 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Echo Park)

Although Cofax began as a coffee shop, it quickly became a big name in the donut game when it hired a next-level pastry chef, who's churning out creative flavors like honey sea salt, lemon pistachio, and spiced crumb.

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