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Where are the Good Donuts (Pasadena)?

lulufrolick Aug 26, 2007 09:09 AM

After watching Alton Brown and his buddies stuff themselves with donuts last night on Feasting on Asphalt, I wonder, Are there any comparable family-owned donuts stores in the L.A.area (and specifically, Pasadena) where you can get a GOOD donut?

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  1. sku RE: lulufrolick Aug 26, 2007 02:29 PM

    There definitely are in LA. Stan's in Westwood, Primo's in West LA and Bob's at the Farmers' Market. I did a doughnut roundup last spring (link below). The closest to Pasadena I got was probably Donut Man in Glendora, but I didn't like it as much as some of the three aforementioned.


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      lulufrolick RE: sku Aug 26, 2007 08:46 PM

      Thanks, sku, that was a great roundup! Buttermilk is my favorite, so I may have to make a trip to Primo’s.

    2. Emme RE: lulufrolick Aug 26, 2007 05:03 PM

      Not quite Pasadena, but family owned K's Donut Emporium at Ventura and Beverly Glen (not the other outposts in Studio City or Encino... not quite as good). Standouts include the glazed old-fashioneds, the buttermilk bars, apple or blueberry fritters, cinnamon buns, and glazed twists. A good cup of coffee too.

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        lulufrolick RE: Emme Aug 26, 2007 08:49 PM

        Thanks emme!

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        nomo_fan RE: lulufrolick Aug 26, 2007 09:11 PM

        I actually think that Donut Man in Glendora has the best doughnuts. Try the apple fritters, the chocolate old-fashioned, and the original glazed.

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          rednyellow RE: nomo_fan Aug 26, 2007 09:20 PM

          Donut Man is very good, but where they really stand out is with thier donuts with fruit....way delish.

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            ipsedixit RE: rednyellow Aug 26, 2007 09:36 PM

            I love Donut Man, but in no way is Glendora considered part of Pasadena ... unless of course you own a transporter of some sort or the San Andreas fault decides to rearrange the geographical boundaries of SoCal.

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