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Best Donuts In Orange County

Best Donuts In Orange County

If you have been searching for a great donut shop in Orange County you may have noticed the insane amount of places you can pick from. Here is my list of the best donuts in Orange County.

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The Donuttery

The Donuttery is located in Huntington Beach and thank goodness is open 24/7. All of their donuts are absolutely delicious. Everything from their classic and signature donuts is amazing.

The vegan and gluten-free options are awesome as well. I am not vegan or gluten-free and I have tried both and I really cannot tell the difference between their yeast donuts and gluten-free/vegan donuts.

All the donuts are super fresh. I love the cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, and cinnamon sugar-coated raised donuts are my favorite. The vegan options of the malasada with vanilla bean custard are off the charts good.

If you love standard donuts their selection of the maple bar, old-fashioned cake donuts, and jelly donuts are really good. The blueberry jelly-filled donut would be my choice if you love jelly-filled donuts.

They do have seasonal flavors throughout the year. Currently, they have pumpkin donuts for the fall season and it is pretty amazing. Parking can be pretty hard to come by and the lines can get pretty long, but the service is great and fast.

Address: 17420 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach Ca. 92647

Hours: Open 24 Hours

Sidecar Doughnuts

Sidecar Doughnuts is a popular Southern California donut shop. The specialty donuts are so good. Everything from the maple bacon cake donuts, vanilla bean glazed, chocolate glaze choc-o-lot donuts, and butter and salt donuts are great donuts.

The best thing about Sidecar Doughnuts is that they create amazing donuts with unique flavors. They have a specialty cake donut called Susie’s Blueberry Pancake. It is a blueberry cake donut covered in maple syrup glaze. It has a different flavor compared to blueberry donuts served in Orange County. I also love their version of the old-fashioned cake donut. It has a vanilla bean glaze and it is really delicious.

Sidecar does sell a great cinnamon roll (Only Wednesday) as well as an apple fritter (Friday Only), but they only sell them on certain days of the week. So if you are looking for those donuts just know you will have to go on those days.

The specialty hot coffee and matcha green tea. The wait can get long so I would try to order online. Parking can get tough at the Costa Mesa location. They have fresh donuts every day and it is one of my favorite donut shops in Orange County.

Address: 270 E. 17th St. Ste 18 Costa Mesa, Ca. 92627

Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30 am- 7:00 pm

Friday-Saturday: 6:30 am- 9:00 pm

Sunday: 6:30 am- 7:30 pm

JD Flannel Donuts and Coffee

JD Flannel is not your traditional donut shop. They put out a different menu each month with different flavors. You will need to visit each month to see what new menu items they have.

In the last few months, JD Flannel has created some delicious donuts. They had a wonderful fluffy vegan blueberry cake donut. In April they sold an awesome apple pie bear claw. I love any of their fillings with their bear claws.

The smoke apple fritters as well as the seasonal caramel apple fritters are so good. If you get the caramel apple fritter make sure you eat it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The lemon jelly-filled powdered donut is really a fresh delight in January.

If you are around Orange County and visiting San Juan Capistrano in the coming months you will need to try the red velvet donuts, fruit tart donuts, maple bacon donuts (highly recommend if you love the maple bacon bar), Banana foster fritter (taste like a roasted banana cream pie), and the fall apple fritter.

There is ample parking. It can get busy throughout the day. They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Address: 31878 Del Obispo St. Ste. #122 San Juan Capistrano, Ca. 92675

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 7:00 am- 2:00 pm

Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Donut Star-Bagel and Sandwiches

Donut star does not have all the unique flavors of donuts like the places listed above, but it is still a great donut shop. All of the traditional cake donuts, chocolate icing glazed donuts, glazed twists, cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, and donut holes (mini donuts are all amazing.

Donut Star is your traditional donut shop. I recommend trying the ham and cheese or ham, cheese, and jalapeno croissants. The bagel sandwiches are pretty decent.

The parking can be a pain because it is located in a busy parking center, but it is worth going if you want a fresh donut or a dozen.

FYI, I know there are other locations of Donut Star’s throughout Orange County Ca. I have found the location off of Alton Parkway has the freshest and most delicious donuts.

Address: 5365 Alton Pkwy. C Irvine, Ca. 92604

Hours: Open 24 hours

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