Which L.A. Donut Shop is Among the Best in the U.S.?
So, fine, we have donuts on the brain. But that's okay, because so does Food & Wine, who have put together their picks for America's Best Donuts. There's just one L.A. shop on the list, though, and it might not be what you're expecting.If you're thinking The Donut Man, Randy's, or even Bob's, think again. And don't think about those newfangled donuts jammed with foie gras, studded with bacon bits, or with the calories sucked out of them. The F&W pick in Los Angeles is Primo's.
Here's why F&W picked Primo's:
This mom-and-pop shop, run by Celia and Ralph Primo since 1956, still sells fantastic cake and yeast-raised doughnuts for less than $1 a piece. The soft, glazed rings are super-classic.
There are definitely some expected picks on their list, like Portland's eccentric Voodoo Donuts, NYC's The Doughnut Plant, and New Orleans' Cafe Du Monde, so this pick for L.A. might come as a surprise to many. But then, it might inspire a new favorite for Angeleno donut lovers.
Primo's didn't make the list for the donuts being served at the upcoming 24-Hour Donut City event put on by ForYourArt, but if you can't stop thinking about donuts, and love a freebie, head on over to across-the-street from LACMA March 24-25 to check out the pop-up donut shop.