California's Top 10 Donut Destinations

The Sweetest Spots: California's Must-Try Donut ShopsCALIFORNIA STATE - California, a state known for its sunshine, beaches, and endless entertainment, also boasts a hidden treasure trove of delectable donut shops. From fluffy, classic glazed donuts to inventive gourmet creations and melt-in-your-mouth apple fritters, the Golden State is a donut lover's paradise. Let's embark on a sweet journey, uncovering the best donut shops California has to offer!

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1. Randy's Donuts (Inglewood)

An iconic landmark with its giant rooftop donut, Randy's has been serving classic treats since the 1950s. Don't miss their iconic glazed raised donut, a masterpiece of simplicity. 805 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301, Los Angeles County.

2. Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop (San Francisco)

A beloved San Francisco institution, Bob's is known for its generous portions, classic flavors, and friendly atmosphere. Their apple fritters are legendary, and their old-fashioned buttermilk bars are worth a detour! 1621 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102, San Francisco County.

3. The Donut Man (Glendora)

Famous for their fresh strawberry and peach donuts (when in season), The Donut Man is worth the drive. Their Tiger Tails (chocolate and glazed twists) are also a must-try. 915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740, Los Angeles County.

4. Kettle Glazed Doughnuts (Los Angeles)

This Hollywood favorite offers handcrafted donuts with unique glazes like Earl Grey, Lemon Poppyseed, and seasonal flavors. 6211 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, Los Angeles County.

5. DK's Donuts & Bakery (Santa Monica)

DK's boasts a massive selection and their 'WOW' donut, a giant creation meant to be shared. Their Ube glazed donut (a Filipino purple yam) adds a colorful twist! 1614 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Los Angeles County.

6. California Donuts (Los Angeles)

This 24/7 spot is legendary for its vibrant décor and classic donut flavors done exceptionally well. Their Blueberry Buttermilk is a must-try, and fans rave about their crumb donuts. 3540 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, Los Angeles County.

7. DONUT FRIEND (Los Angeles)

A haven for vegans and donut enthusiasts alike, DONUT FRIEND pushes boundaries with combinations like Sriracha Raspberry and Maple Bacon. 5107 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, Los Angeles County.

8. Simone's Donuts (Long Beach)

Home to the famous 'Cruller King', Simone's offers a delightful range of classic and unique creations. The friendly staff is the icing on the (donut) cake! 2601 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804, Los Angeles County.

9. Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee (Multiple Locations)

With spots throughout Southern California, Sidecar has won fans with gourmet flavors like Huckleberry and Butter & Salt. Their raised dough base is exceptional. Find locations on their website.

10. Stan's Donut Shop (Santa Clara)

A Silicon Valley staple since 1959, Stan's keeps it simple with a focus on fluffy donuts and classic flavors. Order a dozen to share! 2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara County.

California's donut scene offers a delightful journey filled with endless flavors. Whether you crave timeless treats, gourmet surprises, or vegan-friendly delights, this guide sets you on the path to your perfect donut destination. Happy exploring!