I know it sounds weird but the past few years I been seeing an explosion in donut related merchandise, stories, and Instagram accounts showing all these creative donuts and lines wrapped around the corner with patrons eagerly waiting. The donut has been around forever and the shops we explored have been around just as long. However, with today’s social media the donut has been made over in a poppy sort of way. We have not covered donut related stories in a while mostly because we got busy with life, but it does not mean we stopped loving those beloved donut shops. It’s like a donut revolution and in a way, it’s kind of cute but it definitely, changes the way we see donuts.
I just read the latest article in Los Angeles Magazine (one of the hundreds of donut-related articles I run into on a monthly basis) which gives a breakdown of the trendy or “artisanal” donut shops from the classic ones to the Instagram famous ones.
Your Definitive Guide to the 22 Most Important Doughnuts in L.A.
So will this donut trend eventually fade out? Not sure but it’s interesting what comes out of this donut phenomena. Stay tuned.
I hope everyone got to enjoy a delicious treat on this day. When I got to work there was a few boxes someone brought but I didnt get a chance to eat one. I couldn’t end the day without supporting our beloved donut shops, so at 9 p.m. I went out to get my donut. To my surprise, this day is more popular then I ever seen. The two shops I went to “Lena’s Donuts” and “Granny’s Donuts” in San Pedro were sold out and busy!
I made my way to “Boston Cream” in Wilmington and they came through! The owner said they made a batch in the afternoon to supplement the donut rush.
Thank goodness for the hood or else I wouldn’t feel right not contributing on this day.
1 crumb, 2 glazed, small coffee
Empty shelves at Granny’s
Angel Food Donuts in Long Beach #mrschapmans
Better late than never! Happy National Donut Day.
Photo: red velvet donut from Mrs Chapmans in Long Beach.
Randy’s Donuts supporting the LA Kings.
Photo by Galo
One of my clients came in and shared a Korean donut from a local bakery. It almost resembled a jelly donut but the outside was lightly sprinkled with sugar and inside it was filled with an amazing red bean paste. It was very impressive and not as sweet as jelly donut. I didnt get to ask where this bakery was unfortunately but I will find out more about these donuts soon.