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Donuts in the South Bay?

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

    1. Rainbow Donuts in Gardena

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

      1. 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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        1. re: monku

          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.

          1. re: Ogawak

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

        2. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: young_chower

              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.

              1. re: young_chower

                I second this place. Their donuts are yummy.

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

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

                  1. 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.

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

                      1. 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 !