Restaurant Reviews

DK’s Donuts

December 28, 2014

I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays, I have been spending all my time with the family so please excuse my lack of posts. I am currently at my house with a donut in hand, laptop and an amazing view of LA.

The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version: 

DK’s Donuts offers the classics and some tasty new inventions. Another plus, they literally never close (I’m serious! I literally mean they are open 24 hours – holidays included). They also ship and deliver!

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:

DK’s has been getting a lot of media attention lately and since my LA donut trips usually only consist of Randy’s Donuts, I thought I would try something new. At the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and 16th street, the only giveaway was the long line I encountered at 11 p.m. at their small mini-mart location.

I have to admit it was a bit overwhelming at first, there are a lot of options and since it was crowded I didn’t want to slow everyone down by asking too many questions. I stuck to what looked good.

What I ate:

  • Glazed o-nut ($3.95)
  • Blueberry apple fritter
  • Purple crumb ube
  • Coconut o-nut ($3.95)


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The donuts were good and even though I waited until the morning to eat them, they were fresh. I thought the o-nut, which is a cronut, was a little dough-y and not as crispy and layered as I would’ve liked. Between the coconut and the glazed, I preferred the coconut because it was toasted and had a very rich flavor. My favorites were the blueberry apple fritter and the crumb ube donut. The fritter was not too sweet, but it was light and very tasty. The ube donut, which they say is the first in the world, was delicious as well. Although I didn’t know what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. It tastes a lot like a regular cake donut but it’s a bit more crumbly, super fresh and it’s purple! Ube is a purple yam and I would like to think that makes it healthy. So basically, I have eaten my vegetable serving for the day, thank you DK’s!

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