Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Thursday, February 24, 2011

obsession: DONUTS

So I kind of have this weird obsession with Donuts. I don't know where it came from. NOT the store bought donuts or even the donuts they sell at the grocery store bakery...the donuts I like are the ones that come from the little hole in the wall donut joints. When I was a kid we would always get donuts, especially on the weekends. My dad would take us to this little Chinese Food/Donut Place (that's how they roll in California) named Chor's. They had the BEST donut holes ever. and then there was Fosters Donuts too. Throughout my high school years I never really enjoyed chowing down on a good wasn't seriously until this past year that I have come to welcome the Donut back into my life. SO while on this subject I would like to share some of my favorite joints.

We visited Thomas's while on Casey's business trip to Panama City Beach Florida. They had ammmazing blueberry cake donuts and red velvet!

These bad boys are from Oahu, HI. a little place called Leonards. My family (above) went to the actual cafe but they also have trucks that drive around the island selling "hot malasadas". They are like sugared donuts filled with different fillings like raspberry, chocolate or custard.

This is Case enjoying his favorite "crumb donut" from the Golden Donut Place in my hometown La Canada, CA. We visit this joint a couple times whenever we come home to visit.

DAYLIGHT Donuts. Now this is a local favorite right down the hill in Pleasant Grove, UT. Casey introduced me to this place. They have great chocolate cake donuts and raspberry bearclaws. Case and I have started a new tradition of getting donuts on Saturday morning and we either go here or Provo Bakery.

Leucadia Donut Shoppe is a little gem we found while on a family vaca in Carlsbad last summer. We had been surfing at Swami's and we were sooo hungry. It was still pretty early in the morning and donuts sounded fabulous. So my Dad's buddy Blake told us about this donut shop. They seriously had the most amazing chocolate cake donuts I have had in my entire life.

Last but not least. Provo Bakery. We went here last Saturday and it was yummy, just as expected. My favorite things to get are the glazed croissant and the raspberry fritter. Casey likes the glazed donut.

So there you go. I realize that this post makes me seem like a total fatty but oh well. I have an obsession. If I ever discover more donut gems I will keep you all posted!


  1. I love this blog! I want to go to daylight doughnuts! Also I went to provo bakery last Saturday too!!! <3 you

  2. gotta love all of california's perks! when are they going to be popular here in utah???

  3. oh gosh you're making me crave donuts! and daylight donuts are yummy, those are the only ones i cant say no to when guys bring them in the office!

  4. the glazed croissants are the BEST! i love provo bakery. can we go when we're in town? well, i'll be going for sure, but you should definitely join me. i didn't even know provo bakery existed until we moved away from utah. all those wasted years!!!!

  5. My dad is obsessed with those little donut places too! Love them!

  6. Oh there's another AMAZING one in Solana Beach...we like it better than the leucadia shop... Next time we go (which is like a lot) I'll bring you back the name. SOOOOO good

  7. I'm taking you to Stan's in Westwood...hopefully they are still in business. They have a bear claw stuffed with peanut butter and covered in chocolate and chocolate chips. Oh those were the days. Love, Mom