TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

As you know, I am a bit of a donut fanatic… #agirlandherdonut

While E and I were in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving, we decided to hit up a few local donut shops. We were VERY impressed with what we found! Below you will find mini reviews of each shop, as well as photos.

I will be updating this post each time we visit a new place we love!

California Donuts

If you are in LA and love donuts as much as I do, then you MUST RUN, not walk, to California Donuts in Koreatown. In my opinion, they are the best donuts in LA! They are light, yeasty, fluffy, and they have so many great flavors.

Some of their most popular flavors are the Panda, Simpsons D’ohnut, Blueberry Toast Crunch, Strawberry and Nuts, White Chocolate Strawberry, Fruity Pebbles, Matcha Green Tea and Froot Loop. They also do an amazing job decorating the donuts. Their Panda is my personal favorite. It is so cute!

Any donut you pick will be a great one! You can’t really go wrong! I wish we had thought to go back and pick up a dozen to bring home to New Jersey. Sad face.

TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles


TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

Donut Heaven

TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

Fantastic Donuts

I had heard good things about Fantastic Donuts through the grapevine, so we decided to make a quick stop post-California Donuts. They are also located in Koreatown so it was an easy decision. Back-to-back donuts is never a bad thing!

Fantastic Donuts is located in a mini mall. While they don’t have much of an ambiance, they have a LARGE variety of donuts. They serve a selection of classic and specialty filled and un-filled donuts. We went straight for the yeast donuts decorated like little animals. I picked the strawberry iced raspberry filled pig donut (how appropriate), while E selected the blueberry un-filled bear. Both were light and fluffy. I really enjoyed the raspberry filling in mine. Jelly donuts are my favorite!

TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

TRAVEL: The Best Donuts in Los Angeles



  1. December 8, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    This post is pure heaven! I am a huge donut lover and visit LA at least once a year so I will need to check out these spots. 🙂

  2. December 8, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    I have to check this place out. The donuts look so yummy and they look so adorable too.

  3. December 8, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    Wait a minute… did i just see a s’mores donut???? OMG. I need to visit this place like RIGHT NOW! *Hops on plane*

  4. December 8, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Oh my! Those donuts look amazing! I wish I found out about them sooner though. We went to LA 3 years ago and I don’t when we’ll be able to go back.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  5. December 8, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    This post is a dream. So jealous your enjoying fresh baked donuts. I am a super donut lover also. The only problem is I’m not close to L.A.🙁 Do you ship to Boston??! Haha

  6. Lauren
    December 8, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    The animals are so cute! And I love the pandas from the first place! One day I’ll actually get to visit some of these places you go and I will need ALL the donut recommendations. Also, now I desperately want a donut.


  7. vanessa
    December 8, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I am literally drooling! The ones with marshmallows look too good!

    Vanessa |

  8. December 8, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    Omg.. you just made me so hungry! I am dying over the donuts with the cereal on top they look amazing! Whenever I make it out to Cali I’m for sure going to try at least one of these places 🙂 :)!

  9. December 8, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    I have been wanting to visit LA for quite some time, and really need to star planning a trip! These donuts look amazing, I have seen them all over Instagram and I really need to try them!

    xx, Jamie

  10. December 8, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    OMG…I freakin’ love donuts!! lol That piggy one you’re holding is adorable! These all look so yummy! There’s a place here in Nashville that has a Lucky Charms donut! They have all kinds of quirky flavors. Definitely going to have to check out this place next time I’m in LA! 🙂

  11. December 8, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    Those m&m ones look soo yummy! So cute!

  12. December 8, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    There are no donuts in London… at least nothing like I got at home! This makes my mouth drool. Ha.

    • December 8, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      You need to go to Bread Ahead at Borough Market! Their donuts are AMAZING!

  13. December 8, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Well, I’m drooling. I’d want to try one of EACH. They all look amazing.

  14. December 8, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Hahaha, I think I like the pig best. I like yeast donuts the most. It’s so nice to see the art on donuts now compared to what they used to be growing up.

  15. Shane
    December 9, 2016 / 12:16 am

    Those toppings look delicious! The piggy is darling but i would love the Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  16. December 9, 2016 / 3:04 am

    I have been dreaming of California Donuts for the longest time! It is at the very top of my bucket list!

    La Belle Sirene 

  17. December 9, 2016 / 3:39 am

    Yeah those donuts look irresistible. My brother lives in LA and is always raving about California donuts. We’ll definitely check it out next time were in LA.

  18. December 9, 2016 / 3:50 am

    I love donuts! They are perfect with coffee. When you said that the California donuts are light, it reminded me of Japanese donuts. They are light and fluffy too. I like the ones with glaze and of course – the piggy!

  19. CourtneyLynne
    December 9, 2016 / 3:55 am

    Omg so many yummy donuts!!! We definitely don’t have any donuts like that around here!!!

  20. December 9, 2016 / 4:22 am

    These donuts look so tempting. I’m craving for it rn. 😛

  21. December 9, 2016 / 7:47 am

    I’m typically not a donut fan but seeing all of the options just made me so hungry. YUM!!

  22. December 9, 2016 / 11:51 am

    I lived in LA for 8 years and I have never seen this place! Just goes to show you how much you can discover in your own town if you just stray away from your usual places

  23. December 9, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    I would do anything for a donut right now. These look amazingly delicious!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  24. December 9, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    You had me at donuts. I’ll take them all please!!!

  25. December 9, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    OMG these look so tasty. The next time I’m in LA I will definitely be visiting this place. I have to have that one with recees.

  26. December 9, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Oh, my heck! I should not be reading this post and lusting over these donuts you highlighted! They look so soft, sweet, fluffy and delicious! Already gained 10 lbs from the computer screen pics! Can’t wait to visit these places on our next trip to Los Angeles!
    xo Debbie |

  27. December 9, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    These look too good!! The next time I am in LA I am going here!!

  28. December 9, 2016 / 11:50 pm

    I love doughnuts and these places look like heaven! Everything looks so delicious and mouth-watering that I feel like grabbing from my laptop right now. Have bookmarked your post for my LA visit next year!