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May 22, 2011 03:58 PM

Randy's Donuts

Are these the best doughnuts around LAX? And, what's their best offering - their apple fritters or one of their donuts?

I will have a flight to catch at LAX so how much earlier do I need to go to LAX if I stop by Randy's- do I need to worry about any long lines or slow service?

Randy's Donuts
805 West Manchester Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301

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  1. Can't say if they're the best in the area but they're pretty good. I usually just go for the chocolate doughnut there and like it. Line moves efficiently, and they do have drive-through service. Not a bad choice at all if you're in the area.

    1. Generally I prefer Bob's (not near LAX) to Randy's, but I find Randy's crumb cake donut difficult to resist. I'd be surprised if there's anything better than -- or even as good as -- Randy's around LAX.

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      1. re: Peripatetic

        Not in the area, but I find Stan's buttermilk bar the best LA has to offer.

        1. re: A5 KOBE

          I still find the buttermilk bars at Primo's to set the "bar" (to which all others strive to measure up to) when it comes to LA doughnut shops...

          2918 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        2. re: Peripatetic

          Totally concur. Randy's cinnamon-rich crumb cake is tops. I can't offer much about the other offerings (including the fritter) since my excursions to Randy's have been solo-purposed on those killer crumbs. Should you happen upon an unfortunate situation where they are out, blame -- and forgive -- me. I've often picked up multiple dozens for parties, picnics and ballgames.

        3. CarrieWas218 of and Chowhound member says Randy's Donuts' "Apple Fritter is the benchmark against which all others are judged:"

          Randy's Donuts
          805 West Manchester Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301

          1. The chocolate and malpe bars from randy's are the best I've ever had. The "frosting they use" is second to none!

            1. LOL I like the whole wheat, so I can pretend it's healthy! The line moves fast, and they are usually fresh and good. It is quick to the airport as well, you won't delay your trip by more than 15 minutes