Randy’s Donuts

Donuts | Drive-In
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Even if you’ve never been to Randy’s Donuts, you’ve probably seen it before. A favorite location for movies and TV shows that want a background of extreme roadside kitsch, Randy’s is a vestige of 20th century vernacular architecture — a term that refers to buildings shaped like the food they serve. In the East, The Clam Box of Ipswich, Massachusetts, is shaped like the trapezoidal box in which clams are packed for take-out orders.

So, what’s the specialty underneath this huge round oval that in fact looks something like a single Cheerio from a planet where everything is 10,000 times bigger than on earth? Yes, donuts are the thing to eat, although Randy’s also offers exemplary cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, and bear claws. The varieties of donut include the basic (and best) honey glazed regular, chocolate-covered, jelly-filled, powdered, frosted, and filled with crème. Glazed twists and sugar twists are a bit lighter than the standard sinkers, and the maple bars are superb. Bagels are also on the menu, but somehow it seems wrong to eat a bagel under a giant donut.

What to Eat
Randy’s Donuts, Coconut Raised Donut
Coconut Raised Donut
Must-Try
I have never had a better tasting donut ever, period. The coconut raised donut is by far the best thing I’ve put into my mouth in a long time. I would drive across the country for another one of those.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayOpen 24 hours
MondayOpen 24 hours
TuesdayOpen 24 hours
WednesdayOpen 24 hours
ThursdayOpen 24 hours
FridayOpen 24 hours
SaturdayOpen 24 hours
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 18 MILES | 43 min

If you visit Los Angeles from the East and have a stubborn circadian rhythm governor that has you awake and hungry in the middle of the night, prepare to eat well. L.A. has a number of excellent open-all-night restaurants. Here some classic faves.

Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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