The Beauty of California Donuts | 7 Donut Tips For Donut Fans

A donut is a donut is a donut; some donuts, however, are better than others. And that’s why you need to go to CALIFORNIA DONUTS.

California Donuts | 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

Aren’t they beautiful?!

I prefer California Donuts over any other donut because of what I like to call “The IN N OUT Factor.” You see, they may not be the best donuts in the world, BUT they are the BEST cheap option that’s also fast, convenient, open late, photographs well, and NEVER fails to deliver.

I Donut Care Tshirt from the lovely ladies at & APPAREL

 

 

Do you like my shirt? I ordered this tee at & Apparel. There’s a chance they’ve sold out, I was on their waiting list for several weeks, but you should totally go to their site and see, & APPAREL has the cutest stuff all around!

BTW ~ I’ve started this tag on instagram: #DonutFriendshipClub

(go tag all your pics & join in on the fun!)

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An intimate shot wth the California Donut

I love that California Donuts are only $1 for the pink sprinkle one. That one is my absolute favorite and I have no desire to get any other kind.

However, on top of the “classic donuts,” They also carry “specialty donuts” like Snickers, Oreo, and Gourmet-Topping Donuts for under $3 each. The other cool thing that is unique to California Donuts is you can order custom letters and numbers to spell cool things. Details to follow.


Here Are 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life

TIP 1: Customize It

Special Occasion coming up? Go to California Donuts and customize your order. But plan early, they typically need a week’s notice. You can learn more about that here on their website.

OH SNAP Letter Donut - Pink Sprinkles via Studio DIY | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

OH SNAP! Letters via California Donuts. Image via Studio DIY.

TIP 2: Holidays

The bakers at California Donuts are busy creating special holiday themed donuts on top of the year-round favorites. Yet another reason to keep coming back for more.

California Donuts - Donut Heart for Valentines Day | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

I got this Pink Heart Donut from California Donuts last Valentine’s Day.

Panda Santa Donut from California Donuts | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

Californa Donuts gave their famous Panda Oreo Donuts a Santa Hat for the Holiday Season!

TIP 3: Getting Iced Coffee? Top it off with a donut!

Iced Coffee & Donuts | Stack them up when you're on the go! I love this idea | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

How cute is this?! If you’re looking for more Donut inspo, I highly recommend following @PineapplesandCoffeeCups on Instagram. She’s the one that gave me the idea. 😉 She also has a cute blog.

TIP 4: Embrace Diversity

I’m sure every city, town, or region has their own favorite hotspot for hot donuts. In Portland it was VooDoo Doughnut. In Scottsdale it’s Born & Glazed. In Austin it’s Gourdough’s. In New York it’s Donut Plant. And in Los Angeles, you actually have quite a few options. BUT Ignore all the others and go straight to California Donuts! You’ll love it.

Donut Plant Donuts in New York City | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

Doughnut Plant’s famous square donuts in New York City. We couldn’t help ourselves and took a few bites before I snapped this pic.

HOWEVER, if you’re looking for a fun donut tasting tour in Los Angeles, you’ll also love these locations…

Studio DIY Made this gorgeous list of Donut Shops in LA ~ Read all about this BEST IN LA DONUT ROUNDUP HERE.

LA's BEST DONUTS MAP! | A Guide to the Best Donuts in LA | Photo by Studio DIY | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

When you live in a city as beautiful and diverse as Los Angeles, I wouldn’t expect anything less. Click here to read The Guide to LA’s BEST DONUTS

Guide to the Best Donuts in LA | Photo by Studio DIY | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

These ARE SERIOUSLY the Best Donuts in LA. Image via Studio DIY.

A few from Studio DIY’s list that I’ve tried are DK’s Donuts (great for delivery), and Donut Friend (great for VEGANS!)

Not listed are also some of my favorites: Afters Ice Cream (Donuts stuffed with ice cream), and Blue Star Donuts (because they’re pretty. Showing here:

Blue Star Donut in Venice | Blueberry Basil Frosting Donut | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

Blue Star Donut in Venice, California

I gotta admit, they’re ALL GOOD. But California Donuts is still the only place with $1 goods, and the #1 place in my heart.

Pink Sprinkle California Donut in a box | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

#DonutFriendshipClub

Pink Sprinkle California Donuts - 3 donuts in a bag | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

TIP 5: Don’t live in California?!

Don’t forget about the very basic of all donut shops: Dunkin’ Donuts. More and more are sprouting up in LA, and although they’re a chain, I can’t be opposed to black coffee and donuts, so I welcome them all!

White Sprinkle Dunkin Donuts | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

White Sprinkle Dunkin Donuts

TIP 6: Get Creative

Your donut fun doesn’t have to end at the shop. Take some home and make a mini-meal out of it! I topped mine with greek yogurt and berries to get some vitamins & nutrients in there.

Donut Breakfast: top with yogurt and berries | Pink Sprinkle Donut by California Donuts | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

A tasty way to eat day-after donuts

TIP 7: Spread The Good Word #DonutFriendshipClub

I’ve started a HASHTAG, I’m kindof excited about it so I’m mentioning it again. #DonutFriendshipClub

Donut Friendship Club Instagram #DONUTFRIENDSHIPCLUB | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

#DonutFriendshipClub

girl eating a Donut | California Donuts | @itsa_Lisa | Keep Reading For 7 Donut Tips That Will DEFINITELY Change Your Life at https://itsalisa.com/2016/01/31/california-donuts/

Have you ever been to California Donuts, or any other donuts mentions? What’s your favorite Donut Shop and why?! Share in the comments and tag me on your instagram! 🙂 #DONUTFRIENDSHIPCLUB!

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4 thoughts on “The Beauty of California Donuts | 7 Donut Tips For Donut Fans

  1. Pingback: Feel the love on Valentine’s Days with these 3 easy ideas! | itsaLisa

  2. Hi Lisa,

    I love the shirt!! Not just the shirt but your whole blog – so much personality! My name is Shannon and I work for Tommy John. I’d love to chat about a blog post idea so please feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you’d like 🙂

    Cheers,

    Shannon

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