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Where Can I Find a Banana Fritter Donut?

I was watching a food program on tv and they showed a wonderful donut shop somewhere across the country that served banana fritters. I have only seen apple fritters at donut shops-----does anybody know of a place where I can find banana fritters?

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  1. Oh my god, that sounds delicious.

    1. Stan's in Westwood Village doesn't have a banana fritter but they do have a great banana
      peanut butter donut, a peanut butter and chocolate donut and a peanut butter and jelly donut.

      1. a few different places:

        Sushi Central on Overland http://www.sushi-central.net/Restaura...
        Indochine Cafe in Glendale for Vietnamese style Banana Fritters http://www.indochinevien.com/menu.htm...
        Soi 56 Bangkok on Cahuenga http://soi56.com/pdf/menu.pdf

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        1. re: Emme

          Thanks for the suggestions, but I was looking for something not Asian-style (which are more like banana slices fried tempura-style and served with chocolate or other sauces). What I saw on the Tv food episode looked just like the big apple fritters that are found in donut shops---except they were made using pieces of bananas.

          1. re: HBfoodie

            Sorry about that.

            I was at Trader Vic's on Friday night, and they have Banana Fritters with Rum Syrup on their menu... not sure if they're what you're after either.

            You might call Donut Man in Glendora, and see if just maybe they'd consider doing a specialty donut for you... or at the very least, if you brought in your own bananas, if they'd consider battering them in their batter and frying them :-)

        2. can you let us know if you do find one? because dear god, that sounds delicious!!

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          1. re: Jelly71

            I found a photo showing the kind of banana fritter that I saw on a tv food show. Its found at Voodoo Donuts up in Oregon (they make all kinds of exciting donuts!). I attached a photo of their banana fritter topped with peanut butter and chocolate. It must taste SO good!

          2. That photo looks like the one at Stan's in Westwood.

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            1. re: wienermobile

              I read that Stans has a blueberry fritter (which also sounds delicious) but have seen nothing about a banana fritter.

              1. re: HBfoodie

                The photo looks a lot like the banana chocolate donut at Stans. The don't have a banana fritter.

            2. The Venice Whole Foods has them sometimes

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              1. re: cookie monster

                ORLY? Where? In the bakery case near the front left door?

                1. re: QualityMart

                  Yes, exactly. Sometimes they only have apple fritters, but I've gotten banana ones a couple times.

              2. Frittelli's in BH advertises a banana fritter donut. No idea if it's good or what it looks like though.


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                1. re: Sugar Jones

                  I believe Frittelli's closed some time ago.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    Yes....how cruel of them to leave their website up, along with a fax form so that we can fax in an order that will never be filled!

                      1. re: Servorg

                        "Waiting for Godonut" - Bravo! That's the wittiest thing I've ever read on Chowhound.

                        And not only will the order not be filled, neither will the donut.

                2. Confirmed at Venice Whole Foods! Got one today, they had at least 5 more left at the time.

                  It was pretty good. There weren't very many actual banana pieces in it, but the few in it were awesomely caramelized and chewy, and the rest of the fritter had an infusion of banana flavor in the sticky glaze. It's too bad more donut places don't make this, because the donut part itself was obviously not as great as at a regular donut place. (It's just Whole Foods after all.) But overall, it was a nice find. Thanks cookie monster.