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Donuts So Good They Must Be Cheating

Where: 915 E Route 66 [map], Glendora, CA, United States, 91740
April 29, 2009 at 9:01 AM | by | ()

How far would you go for the perfect donut? The question hardly deserves an answer for the hundreds of hungry SoCal residents who regularly brave outer-LaLa-Land traffic to reach the inconvenient-to-no-one shop none as the Donut Man.

Set off Route 66 in the suburb of Glendora, this cash-only stand doesn't look much like much of a foodie mecca, but you'll soon realize why even Elvis used to order his jelly donuts shipped in from here.

The Donut Man is most celebrated for his classic strawberry creation, but don't expect any sickly-sweet neon pink frosting – these dense cakes are topped with a mountain of fresh whole strawberries, which almost seems like cheating. Is a donut that's two-thirds fresh fruit still a donut? It doesn't matter, because no one cares when it's this delicious.

When berries are out of season, the Donut Man offers fresh peach donuts or pumpkin and cream cheese varieties instead, and everything is always available 24/7.

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[Photo: robjtak]

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