We may be health conscious here in Southern California, but that doesn’t stop us from having a donut or two at one of our favorite SoCal bakeries or donut shops. Here are 7 of the best donut shops in the region to indulge in a donut that’s worth the calorie splurge. Is your favorite one on the list?
1. Stan's Doughnuts -- Los Angeles/Westwood
Stan's Doughnuts has been a familiar and friendly place in Westwood for almost 40 years. A local favorite with 75+ varieties of donuts to choose from makes this a must-visit doughnut shop if you live in or near LA.
2. The Donut Man -- Glendora
If you've heard of Donut Man before, you've most likely heard about their famous strawberry donut. Wondering if all the hype is worth it? Absolutely! Take just one bite of fresh strawberries on a delicious glazed donut and you will instantly agree.
3. Donut Star -- San Diego
For a no-nonsens donut shop without a lot of fancy toppings, Donut Star is a great spot in San Diego that's always consistent and delicous.
4. DK's Donuts & Bakery -- Santa Monica
This family owned bakery in Santa Monica has been whipping up flavorful gourmet donuts for over 30 years. With original creations like the Double Decker O-Nut, a croissant and donut hybrid, you'll never get bored with their unique menu.
5. The Donuttery -- Huntington Beach
This local donut shop is a popular destination in Huntington Beach. The Donuttery is open 24 hours per day to cater to your donut cravings no matter what time they strike. For a decadent treat, make sure to try the Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting.
6. Randy's Donuts -- Los Angeles/Inglewood
A list of the best donut shops in southern california wouldn't be complete without Randy's Donuts. This LA icon has been around since 1953; not only is this spot a local favorite, but it's also a tourist attraction for out-of-towners who want to see what all the fuss is about. Expect a traditional donut menu with all of the classics you know and love including cake donuts, apple fritters and old fashioned glazed.
7. Peterson's Donut Corner -- Escondido
With a line always out the door, you know this must be one of the best donut shops in Escondido. You can't go wrong with any of the donuts on the menu, but the Maple Bacon Bar is especially delicious.
If your sweet tooth is craving more than donuts, you might also want to check out these top spots in SoCal to find
the best ice cream. Donuts and ice cream on the same day? Now we’re talking.