Get ready for a donut run because we’ve scouted out some of the best places to head to for vegan donuts in the LA area. Be sure to check to see if you’ve tried all these spots and all the vegan varieties.
Donut Friend is the totally-vegan donut shop that goes all out. They have donuts with names like Srirachosin (peanut butter, strawberry jam, coconut bacon, and a bit of sriracha inside a raised donut) and Nutellavision (chocolate hazelnut spread and a dash of olive oil inside a raised donut, topped with vanilla glaze and a pinch of sea salt). Plus, they have DIY donuts too – you can customize a donut by choosing a donut type, fillings, and toppings.
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Blue Star may not be fully-vegan, but they always have a good selection of vegan donut options. Look out for flavors like Cranberry Cake Spice, Orange Olive Oil, Matcha Latte, and more.
Everything at Erin McKenna’s is vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free. So, along with their other baked goods, it’s the perfect option if you’re a vegan with allergies who’s looking for good donuts. Head there for flavors like their Powdered Sugar Blueberry Donut and Cinnamon Sugar Donut.
If you’re looking for something different from typical fried donuts, then check out baked ones from Fonuts. Some of their vegan options include Vanilla Latte, Banana Cinnamon, Lemon, and Chocolate Coconut.
For 100% organic ingredient vegan donuts, hit up Donut Farm in Echo Park. They’ve got donut flavors like Cinnamon Sugar, Vanilla Cookie, Chocolate Sprinkle, Lavender Earl Grey, plus plenty more.
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Breakaway is another allergy-conscious bakery. While not everything is vegan, all their donuts are: Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Cocoa Cinnamon, Maple, and Salted Chai Caramel.
The next time you’re at or near a Café Gratitude, try checking to see if they’ve got donuts left. Some options include donuts topped with maple coconut bacon, chocolate, coconut shreds, and berries.
If you’re in Orange County, and craving a donut, make a stop at The Donuttery. They have lots of options for vegan donuts, from traditional raised flavors, to cake donuts, to fancy flavors like PB&J and Cinnamon Roll, and even jelly donuts and Long Johns.
Karma Baker in Westlake is a fully-vegan and gluten-free bakery with donuts like Cookies and Crème and their Unicorn Donut. They also have a special monthly-rotating donut, which in the past has included flavors like February’s Red Velvet and March’s Easter Donut.
Kettle Glazed is a vegan-friendly donut shop that has a daily selection of vegan cake donut options that have included blueberry lemon, apple cinnamon, vanilla bean, plus more.
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By: SYMPHONY BARNES
Symphony is a Southern California native, who is passionate about health and wellness, and who enjoys writing, living in California, and sharing a vegan lifestyle. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 2017, and is excited to be contributing to VegOut Los Angeles.