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Donuts in the South Bay?

ipsedixit Jan 10, 2011 10:03 AM

Looking for your recs to get the best donuts the South Bay has to offer.

The closer to San Pedro Bay the better.

Thanks.

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    aizan RE: ipsedixit Jan 10, 2011 10:57 AM

    donut den. never had a stale donut there. i wouldn't want to drive far for a good donut.

    1. monku RE: ipsedixit Jan 10, 2011 11:38 AM

      Rainbow Donuts in Gardena

      1242 W Redondo Beach Blvd (about 2 blocks west of Vermont)
      Gardena, CA 90247
      (310) 719-1625

      1. monku RE: ipsedixit Jan 10, 2011 11:53 AM

        Not sure if you want to add some Peking duck buns, but check out Hong Kong Bakery & Deli.
        (basically a steamed bun with roast duck & plum sauce--but good)
        21720 S Vermont Ave (just a few blocks west of the 110 freeway)
        Ste 120
        Torrance, CA 90502
        (310) 328-8353

        http://www.hkbakery.com/index.html

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          Ogawak RE: monku Jan 12, 2011 05:05 PM

          Not a donut reply, but because this Hong Kong Bakery is close to where I work, and considering the dearth of good Chinese food in the area, I tried this place. Not bad for bao. This will become a regular stop for me. I liked the duck and the BBQ pork; Pretty good. Don't eat the malasada, though.

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            monku RE: Ogawak Jan 12, 2011 05:31 PM

            Their bao's are also sold at Marukai stores.
            Malasada at King's is better.

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          annapurna7 RE: ipsedixit Jan 10, 2011 07:48 PM

          Daily Donuts on the corner of Crenshaw and Sepulveda in Torrance. It's a store is connected to a car wash. It isn't the best looking place, but they do make a decent donut.

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            young_chower RE: ipsedixit Jan 10, 2011 09:58 PM

            I'm a big fan of Best Doughnuts at the corner of Artesia and PCH/Sepulveda. They have a great blueberry and honeywheat that comes out around 10:30 to 11:30pm and it is divine fresh out of the fryer.

            Where ever you go, be sure to eat the doughnuts fresh. A doughnut that is 10 minutes old from a mediocre shop tastes way better that a 5 hour old doughnut from a great doughnut store.

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              ipsedixit RE: young_chower Jan 11, 2011 08:54 AM

              Where ever you go, be sure to eat the doughnuts fresh. A doughnut that is 10 minutes old from a mediocre shop tastes way better that a 5 hour old doughnut from a great doughnut store.

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              I don't know about that. I really enjoy a day-old buttermilk better than most fresh regular glazed donuts. Nice and crusty, and perfect with a great cup of coffee.

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                sparkareno RE: young_chower Jan 11, 2011 03:08 PM

                I second this place. Their donuts are yummy.

              2. monku RE: ipsedixit Jan 11, 2011 10:34 AM

                There's a Krappy Kreme right off the 91w exit of the 110 in Gardena.

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                  chezwhitey RE: ipsedixit Jan 11, 2011 12:36 PM

                  There is a place called Simone's on stearns and palo verde. If you go when their plane cake are fresh, lucky you.

                  1. ipsedixit RE: ipsedixit Jan 11, 2011 05:24 PM

                    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.

                    We ended going to a place called THE DONUT simply because it was convenient and on the way to our final destination.

                    Good donuts, nothing to write home about (except to report back to the 'Hounds). The kids (our final intended audience) enjoyed them, and that's all that really matters I suppose.

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                      Rizza RE: ipsedixit Jan 11, 2011 06:56 PM

                      Moon's in Torrance - corner of Torrance Bl. and Prospect. Very fresh and light!

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                        mpinsp RE: ipsedixit Jan 15, 2011 12:35 PM

                        In San Pedro:
                        Granny's Donuts on Western Avenue
                        Kenny's Donuts on Gaffey Street
                        Joseph's Bakery on Meyler Street (no donuts but many great treats)
                        Enjoy !

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