For those who have followed our postings over the years, you have come to know that we make no secret of our love a good donut. We just can't get enough of these sweet (and sometimes) savory confections whether baked or fried. And during a recent trip through Southern California, we shared in the pure joy that many have come to find after biting into the tasty treats featured at The Donut Man.
|Top: Apple Donut |
Bottom: Strawberry Donut
Located along a stretch of California's Route 66 that is neither historic or terribly memorable, The Donut Man has carved itself quite a following since it first opened in 1972. Fan favorites include the buttermilk bars, french crullers, freakishly long twists (check out the popular Tiger Tail), and raised donuts topped with specialty frostings such as Creamy Peanut Butter or Sweet Cream Cheese. As good as these are, however, none are more notable than their clam-shelled strawberry or peach filled monstrosities that founders, Jim and Miyoko Nakano, have been quoted as saying "should be eaten like a hamburger."
And they produce all of this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Never skimping on quality, staying away from anything artificial, and using nothing but the freshest ingredients when creating the base for their donuts or mixing up a new batch of fruit fillings. Not convinced of this? Just take a couple of strides around the back of the storefront where boxes upon boxes of strawberries are stacked five feet high.
Simply put ... Among the BEST donuts we've ever had the pleasure of eating!
The Donut Man
915 E Rte 66
Glendora, CA 91740