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Best Doughnuts in Vegas

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: shamu613

      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

      etc

      Are you focused on the westide vs. Eastside ?

      1. re: shamu613

        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.

         
      2. 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.
        Tom

        1. 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).

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

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            1. re: jackattack

              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.

              1. re: jackattack

                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.

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

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                1. re: vegasjlt

                  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.

                   
                2. 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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                  1. re: QAW

                    Ronald's apple fritters rule.

                  2. 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.

                    1. 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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                      1. re: Illuminatus

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

                        1. re: ristretto

                          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.

                          1. re: Illuminatus

                            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

                            1. re: Norm Man

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

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                        1. re: monku

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

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

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                          1. re: Dave Feldman

                            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.

                            1. re: shamu613

                              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.

                              1. re: Eric

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

                                1. re: selfportrait93

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

                          2. 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:

                            http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&s...

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                            1. re: Illuminatus

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

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