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Our favorite doughnuts in L.A.
Tasting Table selects our favorite doughnuts in Los Angeles

We never need a special occasion to eat a doughnut. And luckily, L.A. has about a billion ways to find doughy, sugary, indulgent bliss. Here, our favorite fried rings in town, in no particular order.

Red Velvet at SK's Donuts ($1)
Looks like a dark red Froot Loop, tastes like Depression-era cake. It lingers in your mouth after you've left the strip mall where you found it--in a good way.

Chocolate From The Crypt at Donut Friend ($2.50)
Got milk? Bypass the DIY doughnut bar for this chocolate cake with chocolate glaze and chocolate curls dusted with cinnamon and cayenne pepper.

Cinnamon Roll at Glazed Donut Bistro ($4)
Pull apart Gena Lora's newest addition and watch the cream cheese glaze ooze. Don't miss the (free) vanilla crème anglaise or tres leches dipping sauce.

S'mores at Kettle Glazed ($1.75)
A campy chocolate glazed doughnut with marshmallow and graham cracker topping and a gooey--you guessed it--marshmallow center.

Reese's Peanut Butter Pocket at Stan's Donuts ($3)
A lip-smacking peanut butter middle with a chocolate glaze and chocolate-chip top. In other words, an impressive riff on one of our favorite flavor combos.

Glazed at Randy's Donuts ($.90)
A classic at a classic, complete with an all-night drive-thru window. Both have massive kitsch appeal.

Ube Purple Crumb Cake Donut at DK's Donuts ($1.50)
The bright lavender hue comes from ube, a purple yam, but that sweet, tender crumb is the work of brother-and-sister team Sean and Mayly Tao.

SK's Donuts 5850 W 3rd St. Los Angeles CA 90036 323-935-2409 Donut Friend 5107 York Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90042 213-995-6191 Glazed Donut Bistro 8807 Santa Monica Blvd. W Hollywood CA 90069 310-360-0221 Kettle Glazed 6211 Franklin Ave. Los Angeles CA 90028 323-462-2344 Stan's Donut Shop 2628 Homestead Rd. Santa Clara CA 95051 408-296-5982 Randy's 805 W Manchester Blvd. Inglewood CA 90301 310-645-4707 DK's Donuts 1614 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica CA 90404 310-829-2512

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