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Best Doughnuts in Vegas

sku Mar 15, 2010 11:12 AM

I've heard good things about Ronald's. Has anyone been or have any other places to add?


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  1. shamu613 RE: sku Mar 15, 2010 12:16 PM

    The donuts in Las Vegas are on a par with BBQ. Avoid at all cost.

    Touting Ronalds as making good donuts is akin to recommending Taco Bell for bean burritos. If you want really good donuts, drive to Los Angeles. I do.

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      kjs RE: shamu613 Mar 15, 2010 04:29 PM

      i gotta take issue - the apple fritter at Ronalds can compete with the so cal donut spots.

      Don't get me wrong, i'm a donut man fan ( lived about 3 miles away )
      Loved primo's on the westside ( buttermilk and the cinnamon rolls )
      Bob's @ farmer's mkt
      Stan's in Westwood
      Randy's near LAX


      Are you focused on the westide vs. Eastside ?

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        shamu613 RE: shamu613 Jul 11, 2011 08:41 PM

        Spent a long week in Los Angeles at the end of June 2011. (This thread is getting old) Waled into one of my favorite donut shops at 11:00PM one night to see a completely full case and a variety at least quadruple that of any Las Vegas donut shop's selection when they open first thing in the morning.

        This town is dismal when it comes to donuts.

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        fitzpth RE: sku Mar 15, 2010 01:37 PM

        In the Venetian, there is a Boucheon Bakery, right near the entrance from the Palazzo that has great pastry. I picked up two doughnuts that I really liked.

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          Dave Feldman RE: sku Mar 15, 2010 11:17 PM

          I'm with KJS on this one. I'm very familiar with all of the L.A. places that KJS mentions (Primo's was a childhood hangout and Randy's is walking distance from my brother's) and I think Ronald's offerings are comparable in quality. I haven't had better doughnuts in Vegas since the first couple years of the original location of Lamar's (on far west Sahara).

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            jackattack RE: sku Mar 16, 2010 01:54 PM

            How 'bout that crazy Donut man @ 3242 E Desert Inn Road???

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              kjs RE: jackattack Mar 16, 2010 05:17 PM

              yes - he's my 2nd fav in town - my office is about 1/2 mile away - he's a character and the donuts are decent.

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                Honeychan RE: jackattack Mar 19, 2010 08:57 PM

                I like his donuts, as well. Donut Tyme on E Charleston can be very good, when fresh (IE: @ 2am!!)

                I wake up too late to ever eat Ronald's donuts. Friends do tell me they are great, tho.

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                vegasjlt RE: sku Mar 16, 2010 07:06 PM

                Ronald's easily the best donuts in town...try the apple fritters. It's a cash only spot.

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                  shamu613 RE: vegasjlt May 12, 2010 06:01 PM

                  Was in Ronald's hood today. Bought 3 donuts. There one in the pic below was huge. Tasty. A cinnamon twist. Oddly it didn't taste much of cinnamon as I was eating it, but ten minutes later I get a very nice lingering spice.

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                  QAW RE: sku Mar 16, 2010 08:38 PM

                  And also a nomination for Ronald's tofu cream as an ideal soothing finish after a spicy lunch somewhere in the Chinatown vicinity.

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                    westie RE: QAW Mar 17, 2010 03:34 AM

                    Ronald's apple fritters rule.

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                      Dave Feldman RE: westie Mar 17, 2010 11:12 PM

                      4-1/2 holes?

                  2. A5 KOBE RE: sku Mar 21, 2010 01:49 PM

                    I just went to Puck's new place Brasserie Puck and had the best Banana Beignets ever. They are pricey but unbelievably tasty, $11 for 4 small donuts, Banana Foster Ice Cream and some caramel sauce.

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                      Illuminatus RE: sku Mar 23, 2010 09:30 PM

                      LA has more donut places per capita than any other city in the country. Lots of competition there breeds better donut places. The best apple fritters I have ever had was at some little mom and pop place in Redondo Beach. Now if I really want one I get it from 7-11. Not the best but it satisfies my craving for it. I have not tried Ronalds. Will have to try it someday.

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                        ristretto RE: Illuminatus May 13, 2010 10:19 AM

                        What's the name and/or location of that place in RB? I'm close by...thanks

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                          Illuminatus RE: ristretto May 16, 2010 05:38 PM

                          Not sure the name of it. It's on Artesia. There are a few on Artesia though. It's in the same strip mall as a Japanese place called Rice Things. I haven't had it in about 5 years though so maybe it's not the same.

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                            Norm Man RE: Illuminatus Apr 23, 2011 05:13 PM

                            Illusminatus, is the Redondo Beach donut shop called Artesia Donut House (same address as Rice Things but different suite number, of course)

                            Artesia Donut House
                            2401 Artesia Blvd
                            Redondo Beach
                            310 214-0091

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                              Illuminatus RE: Norm Man May 10, 2011 03:23 PM

                              That must be it. The name eludes my memory but if the address matches up, then that it is. They had great apple fritters there but I haven't had one in a long time. Of course, they were made just how I like them. Fried for a longer time so the apple fritter is almost crunchy, which I love. Not sure if that would please everyone.

                      2. monku RE: sku Mar 23, 2010 09:35 PM

                        I remember the days when the best doughnut in town was Krispy Kreme.

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                          Dave Feldman RE: monku Mar 23, 2010 10:27 PM

                          Nah. LaMars was open before KK and then Ronald's was open, too, no?

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                          Dave Feldman RE: sku Mar 24, 2010 10:06 PM

                          Has anyone tried Las Vegas Donut House at 4080 Paradise Road?

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                            shamu613 RE: Dave Feldman May 12, 2010 05:57 PM

                            Yes. I've been there a couple of times very early in the morning when something wakes at o'dark thirty. I've gone there at 6:00AM and just before 7:00AM to what I would describe as an abysmal lack of variety. 8 different cake donuts, 6 different yeasts, a fritter, a cinnamon bun and a couple of twists. Maybe six trays total.

                            That being said, I bought a raspberry filled, a crumb glazed and cinnamon bun. All were very good. Not small like Krispy Kreme not huge like Blinkie's Donut Emporium in Topanga Canyon in Woodland Hills. Good size, fresh and tasty,

                            Went back another time at 10:40AM. Locked up tight with the cases still full of product. Sign on the door states the operating hours are 8:00AM to 10:30AM. Seems to be flexible on the opening but hard and fast on the closing. Maybe he has another job?

                            I wish he would donate that to a food shelter.

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                              Eric RE: shamu613 May 13, 2010 06:44 PM

                              I grew up in Calabasas and graduated from Calabasas High School. A daily Blinkie run during school was standard (as long as you brought one back for Dr. Botsford, the principal). I sure do miss Blinkies. It is the standard by which I measure all other doughnuts.

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                                selfportrait93 RE: Eric May 10, 2011 03:31 PM

                                Blinkies is my go to for donuts and donut holes not only for quality but also because of proximity.

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                                  Illuminatus RE: selfportrait93 May 10, 2011 07:15 PM

                                  I love donuts, can someone send me some of these coveted Blinkies?

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                            Illuminatus RE: sku May 22, 2011 06:11 PM

                            My friends and fellow doughnut fiends, I have heard some very good things from reliable sources about a small doughnut shop in a not-so-nice area of town that sells some killer D's. I have yet to try them myself but intend to ASAP. If anyone wants to beat me to it and let us all know what you think, here is the info:


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                              Dave Feldman RE: Illuminatus May 22, 2011 07:32 PM

                              Sounds great. I'm totally there on my next trip.

                            2. foodlvrzen RE: sku Jul 11, 2011 11:38 AM

                              very tasty doughnuts in NW Centennial, Dee's Doughnuts on N. Durango

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