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Helms Glazed Donuts -- Dreaming the Impossible Dream

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Helms Glazed Donuts -- Dreaming the Impossible Dream

Like-Go-Eat? | Jan 19, 2006 01:18 PM

A while back I went on the hunt for my childhood favorite Glazed Donut – Helms. Some younger Hounds may like those Hermetically Sealed Krispy Kreme Glazed “Doughnuts” but I can forgive them because they just don’t know. The Helms truck would come down the street, blow that whistle and a smile would come to your face and without thinking your legs would begin to run in the direction of the whistle. I remember the first time I saw that long drawer open from the back of the truck. At that moment I had been to the mountain top and seen the other side. The valley of Heaven is lined with Helms glazed donuts. Big gentle pillows of soft white donut with a perfect sweet glaze. The driver would nod for you to pick the best one and then pull it out using a small sheet of wax paper and hand it to you. I would drive accross the country to have one today. Thanks to the L.A. Hounds I found some great glazed donuts (see the list below) and I had some great fun trying them all but I have not found that Helms dream donut yet. The Helms Bakery was loved. I think the reason it is gone is because the idea of miking treats, trucks, and kids did not mix well – law suits. Still, I cannot believe that with all the bakers Helms employed that one of them did not open a shop someplace and .... Does anyone have a idea to continue the hunt?

Randy’s Donuts
805 West Manchester Avenue
Inglewood CA 90301
(310) 645-4707
http://www.randysdonuts.com/

Donuts Galore
1112 Via Verde (VON'S CENTER)
San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 599-3848
Monday-Saturday: 4:30 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 4:30 AM - 4 PM
Top of Kellogg Hill, Exit at Via Verde on the 10 Fry and go east (or the 57 Fry and go West). On the South/West corner of Via Verde and Puente St.

Donut Man
915 E Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740-3608
(626) 335-9111
East of S. Grand Ave., Cross Street: Elwood Avenue.

Stan’s Donuts
Westwood Village, California
10948 Weyburn Avenue
(310) 208-8660
http://www.stansdoughnuts.com/

Stan’s Donuts
658 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, California
(805) 381-1818

Dennis Park Bakery
15431 Devonshire St
Mission Hills, CA 91345-2618
(818) 891-3053

A.M. Donuts
34 W. Las Tunas Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 574-0160
One Block West of Santa Anita Ave. Across the street form Rite Aid / Coco’s

Scott's Donuts
27500 Marguerite Pkwy Ste 3
Mission Viejo CA
92692-3518
(949) 364-2263

Alex Donut
6211 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028-5201
(323) 464-6148
Cross Argyle. Exit 101 at Gower, Left on Franklin

Stan’s Donuts
Westwood Village, California
10948 Weyburn Avenue
(310) 208-8660
http://www.stansdoughnuts.com/

Stan’s Donuts
658 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, California
(805) 381-1818
Whole Foods shopping center, corner of Wilbur and Moorpark Road.
http://www.stansdoughnuts.com/

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