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Burger Boy Feb 21, 2006 12:00 PM

What is the name of the donut place in Glendora that makes their own fillings from scratch? I believe it is asian owned. TIA

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    ipse dixit Feb 21, 2006 12:05 PM

    Donut Man
    915 E Route 66
    Glendora, CA
    (626) 335-9111

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      Like-Go-Eat? Feb 21, 2006 01:30 PM

      Donut Man is big-time pride in donut making. If you go there is another must try place nearby – Donuts Galore

      Donut Man (Big time pride in donut making, try anything. Must visit in strawberry season)
      915 E Route 66
      Glendora, CA 91740-3608
      (626) 335-9111
      East of S. Grand Ave., Cross Street: Elwood Avenue.

      Donuts Galore (Outstanding crispy doughy Cinnamon twist but sometimes sell out , Crusty apple fritters, glazed)
      1112 Via Verde (VON'S CENTER)
      San Dimas, CA 91773
      (909) 599-3848
      Monday-Saturday: 4:30 AM - 6 PM
      Sunday: 4:30 AM - 4 PM
      Top of Kellogg Hill, Exit at Via Verde on the 10 Fry and go east (or the 57 Fry and go West). On the South/West corner of Via Verde and Puente St.

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        kevin Feb 21, 2006 05:21 PM

        yeah, the asian guy place is Donut Man in glendora, supposedly darn good strawberry pie filling in the donut in season, but it'lll probably run you over three bucks for a donut.

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          broncosaurus Nov 14, 2007 01:29 PM

          I just wanted to ad, since this ancient thread has reappeard, that Don't Man's Cream-filled are fantastic.

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          kj Feb 21, 2006 05:34 PM

          i live equidistant to both and i've tried both but i'm not overly impressed with either - i would go with do-nut man only because they at least try to go beyond the norm. then again, to show you my expertise in donuts - my latest fav is the stater bros in brea ( near my old office ) - i loved their chocolate long johns - the frosting is more of a chocolate frosting then that sugary chocolate glaze that most places use. and the donut itself is dense - not that overrisen, airy variety that most have - i think one long john at stater bros is heavier then the 2 long johns at most donut shops. enjoy !!

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            David Kahn Feb 21, 2006 06:24 PM

            I've been to both, and both are good, but in my opinion, neither is as good as Primo's (2918 Sawtelle Blvd., at National, (310) 478-6930).

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              Like-Go-Eat? Feb 21, 2006 09:40 PM

              I agree Primo’s are Primo. The buttermilk are very good with a rich denseness that is perfect. The glazed are in a class of their own – like a “Raised cake, dense but airy at the same time. But, the last time I went (maybe two weeks ago) about ten minutes after having one of each (with maybe one of the best cups of coffee at a donut shop) I noticed a aftertaste that is related to oil that is in need of being changed. I have never had that taste at any of the other places below. Worth mention is A.M. Donuts. These guys are serious about what they put in their case. I have not made up my mind weather I like the square or regular round glazed the most. So I keep trying each. They really get into Crumb donuts also. I think they have a Crumb version of most everything they make. My fav is still the the 10" long Cinnamon twist at Donuts Galore. Any of these places makes a great glazed, apple fritter, and buttermilk

              Primo's Doughnuts (Glazed / Buttermilk Bars)
              2918 Sawtelle Blvd.
              Los Angeles CA 90064
              Cross National. South of 10, West of 405

              A.M. Donuts (Cinnamon Crumb, Buttermilk, Butterfly, Filled donuts, Glazed, and more)
              34 W. Las Tunas Dr.
              Arcadia, CA 91007
              (626) 574-0160
              One Block West of Santa Anita Ave. Across the street form Rite Aid / Coco’s

              Donuts Galore (Outstanding crispy doughy Cinnamon twist , Crusty apple fritters, glazed)
              1112 Via Verde (VON'S CENTER)
              San Dimas, CA 91773
              (909) 599-3848
              Monday-Saturday: 4:30 AM - 6 PM
              Sunday: 4:30 AM - 4 PM
              Top of Kellogg Hill, Exit at Via Verde on the 10 Fry and go east (or the 57 Fry and go West). On the South/West corner of Via Verde and Puente St.

              Donut Man (Big time pride in donut making, try anything. Must visit in strawberry season)
              915 E Route 66
              Glendora, CA 91740-3608
              (626) 335-9111
              East of S. Grand Ave., Cross Street: Elwood Avenue.

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                John Feb 22, 2006 06:01 PM

                My favorite donut shop in the SGV is Uncle Joe's in San Gabriel. Love their jelly, buttermilk, and glazed donuts.

                Uncle Joe's Donuts
                633 S San Gabriel Blvd #101 (between Mission Dr & Las Tunas Dr)
                San Gabriel
                (626)287-3149

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                  Like-Go-Eat? Feb 22, 2006 09:38 PM

                  Is Uncle Joe's a little old place on the West side of the street? I went to a very popular place with a friend several years ago someplace around that location and I have looked for it several times since with no luck. The place I am thinking of looked like an old ice-cream stand on the West side of a main North and South Blvd. Park in the rear and walk around to the front.

                  Uncle Joe's Donuts
                  633 S San Gabriel Blvd #101 (between Mission Dr & Las Tunas Dr)
                  San Gabriel
                  (626)287-3149

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                    John Feb 23, 2006 10:17 AM

                    Like-Go-Eat?
                    You described this place perfectly when it was in its original location, which is now Gabrielino High School on San Gabriel blvd, just north of Valley Blvd. They have since relocated a few blocks up the street on the west side of San Gabriel blvd, just north of Mission Dr.

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                      Like-Go-Eat? Feb 23, 2006 05:43 PM

                      Yep! I went this AM. I knew thay were the same place I visited before when I saw that donut case. I had a Buttermilk Bar and it was the same as those I had years ago--crusty, crunchy outside with a perfect glazed. The inside is like a cake that falls apart when you put it in your coffee. I like drinking part of my donut. The coffee was good also. Now, I saw those Apple filled and Blueberry filled "Burritos." Those I will try next time. You would not believe how many times I drove by looking for that original stand. It is good to know that sometimes a good place is not lost to "Development." Thanks for the rec.

                      Uncle Joe's Donuts
                      633 S San Gabriel Blvd #101 (between Mission Dr & Las Tunas Dr)
                      San Gabriel
                      (626)287-3149

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                        Like-Go-Eat? Feb 23, 2006 05:55 PM

                        Also, I forgot, those "Jelly Filled" are really pumped-up. I think I know what you like about them. I noticed a Crumb covered Cinnamon Roll. The case at Uncle Joe's is like the one at A.M. (Crumb covered Cinnamon Roll and "Burritos"). Thanks again.

                        Uncle Joe's Donuts
                        633 S San Gabriel Blvd #101 (between Mission Dr & Las Tunas Dr)
                        San Gabriel
                        (626)287-3149

                        A.M. Donuts (Cinnamon Crumb, Buttermilk, Butterfly, Filled donuts, Glazed, and more)
                        34 W. Las Tunas Dr.
                        Arcadia, CA 91007
                        (626) 574-0160
                        One Block West of Santa Anita Ave. Across the street form Rite Aid / Coco’s

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                          John Feb 23, 2006 06:36 PM

                          Like-Go-Eat?
                          I'm glad that you enjoyed the donuts at Uncle Joe's and also want to commend you on all the good eateries you have recommended on this board. Keep up the great work!

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            donutstory Oct 12, 2006 10:07 PM

            Where is the best place to get donuts in the San Fernando Valley?

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              Das Ubergeek Oct 13, 2006 12:35 AM

              Dad's Donuts, on the corner of Victory and Buena Vista, gets my vote. I love their buttermilk, and they're one of the few places that still knows how to make a light, airy French cruller.

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                ozzygee Oct 13, 2006 04:35 AM

                Have you tried any of the other donut places in Burbank? I was just curious.
                I've tried the Poster's on Pass Avenue. They make a good old fashioned donut, but it's nothing special.

                1. re: ozzygee
                  Das Ubergeek Oct 13, 2006 06:03 PM

                  I've been there, and it's nothing special. There's a donut shop on San Fernando between Allen and Alameda, can't remember the name, and I wasn't into it.

                  The one place I haven't been is the place with the sign that says "what's missing? U". I think it's on Magnolia, but it might be Burbank.

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                BearCity Oct 13, 2006 05:05 AM

                There's a little shop in Sherman Oaks on Van Nuys Blvd (at Addison, I believe) called Mom's Donuts. It's run by the sweetest little Asian lady. I LOVE their maple bar, old fashioned and buttermilk. I've tried quite a few of the little shops around the SFV, and that's my favorite.

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                  GK in SO Oct 13, 2006 03:01 PM

                  USA Donuts on Kester and Burbank in Sherman Oaks.

                  Their donuts are dense, super fresh, and tasty. Not your run-of-the mill donuts by any stretch, their glazed are the best I've had other than a hot-now Krispy Kreme.

                  I am a chocolate freak, so I always get a chocolate chip roll (bar?), it's huge, filled with lots of real chocolate chips, and chocolate frosting to boot. How can that be bad?

                  I've brought their donuts to clients, and they've all loved them, even asked me where I got them.

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                    Honeychan Nov 13, 2007 07:54 PM

                    My 2 valley fave donut places are:

                    Donut Prince
                    407 Irving Dr
                    Burbank 91504

                    Donut Hut
                    On Magnolia Ave, in Burbank as well. (Sorry couldn't find an address on this comp)

                    Donut Hut is -fantastic-, for super late-night cravings. After 12midnite, there's nothing better than one of their buttermilk old-fashioned, warm and fresh. They do an awesome maple bar as well.

                    Donut Prince is the one place I grew up with! It's literally blocks from where my family lives, and I would walk there as a kid with some money and get a donut or 2. Still fantastic, IMHO.

                    I personally dislike Dad's Donuts in Burbank, but for a reason that's non-food related: They have horribly SHORT hours, at least to my way of thinking. 9pm as a close-time, if i'm not mistaken. I want my donuts 24/7, thank you. The couple of times i've had them, they were hard and stale. (and just bought an hour earlier!)

                  2. Emme Oct 13, 2006 05:18 AM

                    K's Donut Emporium has the best glazed old-fashioneds, at Beverly Glen and Ventura. They also have good apple fritters, and their blueberry and chocolate chip muffins are cakey, so moist, and dense.

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                      sfglutton Oct 13, 2006 04:07 PM

                      As a huge Bob's donuts fan in SF, is there anything comparable in Orange County? I loved that Bob's always had something freshly cooked when you went in, instead of just making them all in the morning.

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                      GK in SO Oct 13, 2006 07:40 PM

                      There used to be (and could still be, I haven't been in the area for ages) a place on Magnolia called the Donut Hole or something like that that had the most amazing cream-filled glazed donuts. The cream was more like a buttercream vs. a custard (which I despise) and they had both chocolate and vanilla cream filled. Oh, those were heaven.

                      Anyone know if it's still there? If so, anyone had the donuts I described?

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                        jonesygirl9 Nov 13, 2007 07:35 PM

                        Hey Gang!! My first job was at a donut shop, and I like to think of myself as somewhat of a "donut nut"...so here's my two cents. Earl's donuts,in Chatsworth...it's at 20249 Devonshire Bl...I almost hate to give the address, as it's my special little secret. The donuts are fresh, light and unbelievabley good. The jellied filled are especially yummy, the filling is real jam, not the colored gel stuff....mmmmm...I think I am going to hop in my car and "jam" over there right now....!

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