10948 Weyburn Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
A while back I read this great article entitled "I ate L.A." It was a fun read, and I enjoyed reading about some of my favorite spots from when I used to go to LA a lot more often. When the article started talking about Stan's Donuts, I was surprised. Stan's Donuts is in Westwood. During college, I used to visit Westwood all the time with my friends at UCLA. I thought we had covered every place possible in Westwood, but I'd never been to or heard of Stan's. I'm not sure how I missed it. So I put Stan's on my list of places to go to next time I'm in the area.
Fast forward to the present. I finally got a chance to check out Stan's Donuts!
When I first entered, I was overwhelmed with all the donut offerings. In addition to the traditional flavors, there was also a large variety of flavors I haven't seen before.
I oohed and ahhed over the display for a while trying to choose my selection. Unfortunately for me, the famous Stan was not around. Instead, I got a lady who did not seem at all happy to be working there and was even less happy with my indecision. It wasn't like I was holding up the line. I was standing to the side and the store was empty.
Finally, I decided on my selection. Boyfriend ordered an old fashioned buttermilk.
You could definitely taste the buttermilk. Yum!
I also got a glazed twist.
Glazed donuts and twisted glazed donuts are my favorite donut so I couldn't resist trying Stan's version. It was very doughy. Much doughier than other donut places I've been to, but I really liked it that way. I like my doughnuts to be more doughy. I did think it was slightly on the pricey side though because it was more than a $1 for each donut.
Then Boyfriend and I each ordered one of the special donuts.
I chose the peanut butter banana donut. It's apparently very popular and contains peanut butter and fresh bananas.
Unfortunately for me, there were no bananas in my donut! None at all. Here's an overexposed shot showing only peanut butter.
Needless to say, I was quite disappointed.
Boyfriend ordered a blueberry something. I no longer remember what it was.
I'm not crazy about blueberry in my donuts. I don't know why. I usually love blueberries in my food. The blueberry taste here didn't make me hate the donut though. But I also didn't love it.
Overall, I think their traditional donuts at Stan's are quite tasty and I would get them often if they were closer to me. I was disappointed by their specialty donuts, but maybe next time I'll try some others.