So many doughnuts, so little time
Doughnuts happen to be LA’s most iconic breakfast item (though they’re also tasty at any hour of the day), thanks mostly to a slew of Southeast Asian immigrants who came and proliferated the concept in every strip mall across the Southland. Fried dough isn’t just a sweet start to the day, they’re a way of life in Los Angeles, with many shops staying up 24/7 to serve them alongside cheap cups of coffee.
Recently, Los Angeles has seen a heavy infusion of fancy shops like Blue Star, Sidecar, and Astro Doughnuts that are boosting the pricier side of the spectrum — not to mention Instagram-friendly shops like Birdies in Downtown. Luckily there’s room for everyone in doughnut-crazed Los Angeles.
Added: Tony’s Donut House, Colorado Donuts, Knead Donuts & Tea
Removed: California Donuts, Sycamore Kitchen, DK’s Donuts & Bakery, Stan’s Donuts