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best doughnut on westside

I am looking for a good doughnut in west LA

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      1. re: shebop

        awesome blueberry fritter at Stans

      2. Primo's Westdale Donuts

        2918 Sawtelle Bl.

        Get there around 6:30AM, when their daily batch comes out fresh - Heavenly.

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          1. re: QualityMart

            They do both an apple filled and a custard filled but I don't recall a fritter. The apple filled are delicious (the get a sugar crust) and are one of my favorites (along with the chocolate dipped buttermilk bars).

        1. I'll second Stan's in Westwood for more unusual donuts (get the peanut butter-filled chocolate iced donut), and Primo's in West LA for more traditional donuts (anything having to do with buttermilk will convert you). Both places have been around for at least a number of decades, and both places have kept their old-school ways.

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          1. re: bulavinaka

            Second this. I'm a donut traditionalist, so Primo's is more my speed. But Stan's is delicious, too, especially the peanut butter and jelly donut. On that note, Stan's jelly donuts are better than most -- excellent distribution of jelly within the donut.

            1. re: a_and_w

              I have to agree with you there, that PB&J donut is pretty great.

            1. There is no comparison to the buttermilk donut at Primo's.
              Not even Stan's.

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                1. re: a_and_w

                  I need to beg, cajole, implore and suggest to Ralph (who I just saw this morning) to get back to making some of the buttermilk's with the chocolate top's.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    They will dip the buttermilk bars in chocolate. I called it in 15 minutes before i picked it up so the chocolate would harden a bit - DIVINE! But yes for buttermilk bars, Primos all the way. For variety, Stan's.

                    1. re: bruinike

                      Oh my...I'm a glazed man myself, but this I have to try.

                  2. re: a_and_w

                    Primo's for sure... and that warm glazed buttermilk bar is heavenly heavy.

                2. primo's for the buttermilk bar +/- the chocolate...

                  but bob's coffee and donuts (in the 3rd and fairfax farmers market) for the apple fritter. good lord! delicious.