In preparation of the national donut day, decided that we will be doing a donut tour around Los angeles. This morning we started with San Pedro and Torrance. Will post more as we complete the tour.
First stop was Donut Den on Pacific Coast Hwy. I read a lot of good things about this place. They had good selections, and lot of people. Got a maple bar, French crueler, and a Charlie Brown. The maple bar cream filling is inserted hot dog style (for those who are really picky about it). While the donut itself was good, the glaze was flaky and kept falling off as we eat, and I don't think that is acceptable in my mind since we like having a good glaze to donut ratio in every bite. Crueler was a big disappointment, too chewy and dough-y for my standards. Charlie Brown wasn't anything special, unfortunately.
Second stop was Capricola sandwich (not technically a donut place). They have really good (and really expensive) , we got the salted caramel flavor. It was very fresh, they might have baked them in their own kitchen? Flaky, a little warm, the powder sugar mixed with subtle saltiness of the croissant dough, light whipped cream in the middle, good ratio of sweet salty crunchy creamy all around. Excellent. A little steep ($5 per piece),
Last stop is Granny's donut on Western. Did a maple bar comparison, and a plain glazed. The dough is definitely lighter than Donut den, and the glaze not as sweet. Cream is injected into the maple bar, and the glaze stayed on while eating. Better than Donut den, in my mind.
So for day 1:
Donut den - okay
Granny's donut - good
Next time I'll post pictures!