Blue Star Donuts
Our donuts are made from a classic brioche recipe that originated in the south of France. Our donuts, glazes, and fillings are made fresh throughout the day, and we only cook our donuts in rice oil. Selections change daily and sell out quickly.
Although the pandemic forced this donut empire to close a few locations in their native Portland, two of its Los Angeles outposts are going strong. And it’s no wonder: the dough for their raised-yeast donuts, made from a special French brioche recipe using European-style butter, requires 18 hours to prepare by hand. Meanwhile, glazes and fillings are made fresh throughout the day using fresh fruits, herbs, and spices—so flavors range from heavenly tart passion fruit sprinkled with crunchy, roasted cocoa nibs (an LA exclusive!) to raspberry with notes of fresh rosemary and hibiscus.