Nothing goes better with Sunday morning coffee than a fresh baked donut. Here are the best spots do get one—or a dozen—in LA.
1. Donut Friend — Located in Highland Park, Donut Friend is the Coolhaus of donuts. You can choose from their unique flavors, such as Jets to Basil (a vegan cream cheese, strawberry jam, and fresh basil-filled donut topped with vanilla glaze and balsamic reduction), or create your own.
Vegan fillings include: Daiya cheddar cheese, Toffuti cream cheese, peanut butter, fresh fruit, a variety of jams, and vegan ice cream. Vegan toppings include: lime zest, crushed Oreo, almonds, coconut, coconut bacon, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, balsamic reduction, maple syrup, olive oil, and a variety of spices.
It's worth the drive.
2. The Ridiculous Baking Co. — You can find The Ridiculous Baking Co. at your neighborhood Farmers' Market (for a complete list, click here). They are 100% vegan and organic and have breads, muffins, croissants, donuts, and other baked goods.
3. Erin McKenna's — 100% vegan, gluten free, and soy free. Erin McKenna's has more than donuts. While on the pricey side at $3.99 a donut, everything we've had from Erin McKenna's has been delicious, their donuts no exception. Their flavors rotate, so either call the day of to get a list of flavors or pop in and take your chances.
4. Donut Farm — Echo Park's Donut Farm is hip and straightforward; no frills about it. Coffee and donuts. The majority of their flavors are vegan, unlike some of the others on this list. They offer classics such as raised glaze, and flavors such as roasted red chili for the more adventurous vegans.
5. Fonuts — This West 3rd Street bakery is on the pricey side (but what isn't in this area?), but if you're in the area and craving a donut, they usually have at least one vegan flavor in stock. Their donuts are always baked or steamed, never fried.
6. Lamke Handcrafted — Find Lamke's handcrafted donuts (and cookies, muffins, pies, and cakes) at the Historic Core Farmers' Market downtown (Sunday's from 9am-2pm) or coffee shops around town. We've seen them at the Lazy Brewing Company and Coffee Colab downtown. Follow them on Instagram @thelamkehandcrafted
7. Whole Foods — Okay, for only 99 cents a donut, we had to include Whole Foods. Simple, yet amazingly delicious, they come in a variety of rotating flavors. It seems like Whole Foods changes up their bakery case pretty much whenever they feel like it. So you're not always going to find these. That said, the Beverly Hills location usually has the chocolate glazed or pumpkin flavor in stock. Go early in the morning, because they tend to sell out by evening.