Eat It Up: L.A.'s Latest & Greatest Doughnuts

Photographed by Kathryn Page.
If you think America runs on Dunkin’, think again. In celebration of National Doughnut Day on Friday, we've scoured the city for all the best creations.
From peanut butter and jelly to miso-glazed, recent twists are taking the classic dessert to next-level deliciousness. Ahead, the latest and all-time greatest doughnuts you really need to try. Bon appétit!
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Photo: Courtesy of Donut Friend.
Srirachosin, Donut Friend
What? You've never heard of a Srirachosin, before? Well, that's probably because it was only recently invented by the insane, Willy Wonka-esque minds behind Donut Friend. Here's the breakdown: A traditional doughnut sliced in half, with peanut butter, strawberry jam, regular or coconut bacon — oh, and, some sriracha sauce on top. It's definitely for the more adventurous palate, but if you get up the courage to try it, we promise you'll never look back.

Donut Friend, 5107 York Boulevard; 213-995-6191.
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Photo: Courtesy of Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana.
Bomboloni With Nutella, Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana
Save room for post-pizza dessert at Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, or you'll risk missing out on this newly added, Italian-style doughnut. The Nutella filling and sugar coating make for one insanely delicious treat.

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, 13455 Maxella Avenue; 310-306-8204.
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Photo: Courtesy of DK's Donuts.
Ube Purple Yam Donut, DK's Donuts
This doughnut gets its vibrant color from ube, a Filipino purple yam. Translation: a totally unique and crazy-good twist on our dessert du jour.

DK's Donuts, 1614 Santa Monica Boulevard; 310-829-2512.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kettle Glazed.
Croissant-Style Doughnut, Kettle Glazed Doughnuts
This Hollywood doughnut shop has no shortage of scrumptious flavors, but we've got to hand it to its cronut iteration for truly blowing our minds. Drizzled with chocolate, there's no question it's worth every calorie.

Kettle Glazed Doughnuts, 6211 Franklin Avenue; 323-462-2344.
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Photographed by Kathryn Page.
Vanilla Sprinkle Donut, Babycakes
Allergy-prone and diet-conscious eaters can find solace in Babycakes' gluten, soy, and dairy-free doughnuts. Sweetened with evaporated cane juice instead of refined sugar, its doughnuts are anything but run of the mill. Just try to pass up this vanilla sprinkle version.

Babycakes, 236 North Larchmont Boulevard; 323-463-2023.
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Photographed by Kathryn Page.
Olive Oil Cakes, The Deli at Little Dom's
Full disclosure: Little Dom's Olive Oil Cakes aren't technically doughnuts. That said, they're way too perfect to not include. Somewhat of a hybrid between a mini-pound cake and a doughnut, these personal little delights prove that simplicity — when done the right way — can truly hit it out of the park. Sure, we love toppings just as much as the next guy, but when craving a simple, perfectly moist and not too greasy treat, one of these really gets the job done.

The Deli at Little Dom's, 2128 Hillhurst Avenue; 213-661-0055.
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Photo: Courtesy of Glazed Donut Bistro.
Blueberry Lemon Cardamom Donut With Ice Cream, Glazed Donut Bistro
Of all the doughnuts we've tried, Glazed Donut Bistro's Blueberry Lemon Cardamom is by far the most surprising in taste. It's sweet yet tart, with a subtle, unexpected, zesty afternote of cardamom. Opt for it à la mode for the ultimate mix of comfort and adventure.

Glazed Donut Bistro, 8807 Santa Monica Boulevard; 310-360-0221.
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Photo: Courtesy of Yummy Baked.
Carrot Cake Donut, Yummy Baked
Carrot cake: meet doughnut. Bite-sized versions of a traditional cake flavor? Now that's genius. Scoop them up at Yummy Baked pronto.

Yummy Baked, 1037 Swarthmore Avenue; 310-927-3312.
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Photographed by Kathryn Page.
M&M Donut, Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts
Located inside the Farmers' Market at The Grove, Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts is the perfect place to refuel between credit-card swipes. Our favorite pick? This masterful, M&M-bedecked version, of course.

Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts, Farmer's Market At The Grove, 6333 West 3rd Street #450; 323-933-8929.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hinoki & the Bird.
Miso Donuts With Honey Caramel, Hinoki & the Bird
Chef David Meyer's restaurant Hinoki & the Bird is best known for its extremely inventive menu — and, turns out, that doesn't stop at desserts. The miso doughnuts are crispy, airy, bite-sized treats, and, surprisingly, taste a lot more subtle than they sound. As for the honey caramel, we'd like to bottle it and buy a lifetime supply.

Hinoki & the Bird, 10 Century Drive; 310-552-1200.
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Photographed by Kathryn Page.
Classic Cake Donut, Du-par's Restaurant and Bakery
The fact that Du-par's classic cake doughnut is one of the bakery's top sellers speaks volumes.

Du-Par's Restaurant and Bakery, 6333 West 3rd Street; 323-933-8446.
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Photographed by Kathryn Page.
Raspberry Vanilla Donut, Fonuts
Never fried, the fonut is a pretty delicious alternative if looking for something a little healthier than your typical jelly doughnut. Though offering vegan, gluten-free, and more traditional (non diet-restricting) options, Fonut's latest creation, vanilla raspberry, might just be its most delicious yet. Go try it and let us know if you agree.

Fonuts, 8104 West 3rd Street; 323-592-3075.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Sycamore Kitchen.
Coconut Donut, The Sycamore Kitchen
The Sycamore Kitchen's sandwiches and salads may be amazing, but don't overlook the eatery's dessert selection, too! This coconut doughnut hits the spot any day of the week.

The Sycamore Kitchen, 143 South La Brea Avenue; 323-939-0151.
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