Nature February 23, 2019
Take The Southern California Donut Trail For A Delightfully Delicious Day Trip
Looking for a fun adventure that will take you to some of Southern California’s most delicious donut shops? Then you’ll want to jump in the car and hit the road so you can follow along on this mouthwatering donut trail. It’s pretty much the most perfect day trip your sweet tooth could possibly imagine.
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Ready to hit the road on the Southern California Donut Trail? Click on this interactive map and experience some of the best donut shops in SoCal. We've kept the trip short so you'll have plenty of time to stop and enjoy a donut at each stop and still have plenty of time to get back home before the sun goes down. Have fun!
1. The Donut Hole
For a fun drive-through experience where you can score some epic donuts, you'll enjoy a trip to the Donut Hole. Featuring lots of unusual and flavorful combinations including donuts topped with fruit loops or marshmallows, the Donut Hole offers a little something for everyone. They are located at 15300 Amar Rd., La Puente, CA.
2. Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee
Not only are the doughnuts at Sidecar beautiful, but the space is also beautiful and fresh and modern. One of the newest doughnut shops on the list that opened in 2012, Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee specialize in making fresh doughnuts daily without any preservatives and only the freshest ingredients possible. You can find Sidecar at 270 E 17th St. #18, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.
3. The Donut Man
Known for making the most delicious stuffed donuts in SoCal, including strawberry and peach depending on the season, The Donut Man is the kind of bakery that inspires people to drive from all over to experience these tasty works of art. Just look at those pictures of donuts packed with tons of fresh fruit and you can instantly see why! The Donut Man is located at 915 E Route 66, Glendora, CA.
4. Randy's Donuts
Perhaps one of the most iconic donut shops in all of SoCal, Randy's Donuts is instantly recognizable by its towering sign featuring a giant donut. Not only will you find some of the tastiest donuts on the planet, but Randy's is open 24 hours so you can satisfy your donut craving any time of day. Randy's Donuts is located at 805 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA
5. The Baked Bear
Please note, The Baked Bear has permanently closed.
Donuts are always delicious solo, but how about adding a scoop of ice cream in the middle to really kick things up a notch? The Donut Sandwich at The Baked Bear is a decadent donut and ice cream treat that is just as yummy as it sounds. Although there are multiple locations in Southern California, the one featured on this road trip is located in San Diego County and will take you to 7610 Via Campanile Suite 142, Carlsbad, CA 92009.
6. Peterson's Donut Corner
Since 1981, for almost 40 years, Peterson's Donut Corner has been a welcome and friendly addition to SoCal. In fact, this place is almost legendary. No matter what time of day you show up at Peterson's, you'll find a long line of people willing to wait for some of the best donuts in town. You can find this classic 24-hour donut shop at 903 S Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025.
What a fun way to spend a day in SoCal! Where is your favorite donut shop in Southern California?
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