The famed strawberry doughnuts from The Donut Man have been on my to-do list for many years.
The small shop in Glendora, with an address on Route 66, has been around for forty years and is open 24 hours a day. People come from all over to try the famous strawberry donuts as well other donut creations. There is usually a line, but it moves pretty fast.
This weekend, I finally got to try it out.
Since we had come all this way, we had to try a few donuts.
At $3.75, this isn’t cheap, but it’s packed with fresh glazed strawberries, sandwiched in between a fluffy glazed donut. The sweet red berries are definitely the star of the donut. It was actually hard to tell how good the donut itself is because you really don’t taste the donut portion.
I’ve had fresh berry donuts before, but nothing quite as magnificent looking as this. We couldn’t wait to dig in. Mr. K and I both enjoyed eating this, though we also felt it wouldn’t be too hard to replicate with a plain glazed donut and some glazed strawberries.
To ensure fresh ingredients, the strawberry donut are only available during the strawberry season (late winter, early spring). In summer, they offer a fresh peach donut.
Our favorite creation was actually the tiger tail. The foot-long twisted glaze donut has a thin ribbon of chocolate running through it, giving it a unique look and taste. I was also impressed with how well these donuts held up. Yeast donuts usually don’t taste nearly as good the next day, but these tasted just as fresh the next morning. We’d definitely get this again.
We also got a regular glazed donut and a few glazed old-fashioned donuts. I enjoyed the glazed donut which still had a pillowy softness the next day. The old-fashioned had an ingredient added that I couldn’t identify but didn’t really care for.
Overall, we had a good experience here. They offer solid donuts, the non-stop hours is a huge plus, and the fresh fruit donuts are a mouth-watering treat. I do wish that it wasn’t so far away from the areas of LA I usually visit, otherwise I’d stop by more often.
You can also read about The Donut Man on Pink Candles at Ridgemont High.
The Donut Man
915 E Route 66
Glendora, California 91741