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jungle_gym Dec 12, 2007 02:07 PM

I miss the French Crullers of Colonial Donuts in Oakland, and the Apple Fritters of the King Pin Donuts in Berkeley, California. The Donut Man in Glendora and Stan's in Westwood is good for a fix, but I'm looking for more. Freshness, Size, and Favor and is what I'm in search for in the City of the Angels! Are they consistance great and a great value!
Will anyone like to share their hidden donut spots? What is your all time donut and why?
Thanx for the sugar rush dudes!

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    gossamered Dec 12, 2007 02:38 PM

    There is a great donut shop up in Montrose. I don't actually know the name because
    the sign is very hard to see, however, it is on Verdugo Rd, west of the 2 fwy,
    in the Vons shopping center on the north side of the street. If you're facing
    Vons it is the last little shop to the left.
    Their donuts are flavorful, fresh and big!! I've tried Donut Man, Stans and even
    Primos and I much prefer these. They don't, however, beat Bob's Coffee and
    Donuts at Farmer's Market, but Montrose is a lot easier to get to from Silver Lake
    than 3rd & Fairfax!

    1. Servorg Dec 12, 2007 03:06 PM

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/78794

      1. Skunk2Racer Dec 12, 2007 03:13 PM

        Try Randys donuts off manchester & the 405 You'll see the BIG Donut on the roof

        1. Normal Garciaparra Dec 12, 2007 03:41 PM

          We are truly blessed to NOT have a Dunkin Donuts corporate monopoly here.

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          1. re: Normal Garciaparra
            Schweinhaxen Dec 14, 2007 11:34 AM

            Cant wait for D&D to open here so I can get my coffee on!! The brand will be here within the year. Primo's is my recommendation, go there and you should be happy.

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            nosh Dec 12, 2007 07:18 PM

            My favorite is Royal Donuts, in the middle of the small strip mall on the S/E corner of Sepulveda and Palms, across from the Trader Joe's. I really like their cinnamon roll -- huge, crispy-fried and glazed -- and their more tender, delicate crumb donut or twirl. Really friendly, hardworking proprietors, well-priced, and generous. After I lauded them on this board almost a year ago, someone did a taste-off between them and Primo's and Royal won!

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              writergirl Dec 13, 2007 04:44 PM

              Ah King Pin! Yum! I vote for Royal Donuts as well. The fritters aren't as big as King Pin, but I found that sometimes the middle of theirs didn't get cooked all the way. Royal's cinamon rolls are good too.

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                The Man in Black Dec 13, 2007 09:07 PM

                I only crave donuts a couple times a year, but when I do, I go to a local spot in Topanga Canyon called Blinky's. Give it a shot if you find yourself out in Woodland Hills.

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