805 West Manchester Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
Phone: (310) 645-4707
4am-12am Every Day
The Giant Donut in the Sky
Los Angeles has a handful of famous landmarks. There is the US Bank building, which is probably most famous for being blown-up by aliens in Independence Day. There is the Capitol Records building, which is torandoed to smithereens in The Day After Tomorrow (people love to destroy Los Angeles in movies for some reason). There is the Hollywood sign, of course, the blue lifeguard stands, the Santa Monica Pier, and Randy’s Donuts. This iconic building, like The Brown Derby and Tail O’ The Pup, was built to catch the eyes of passers-by. I don’t often find myself fiending for donuts unless I’m near LAX on the 405. And then, like a sweet, doughy beacon, Randy’s calls to me.
This donut shop doesn’t make the very best in town. That honor remains with Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts at the Farmer’s Market. But Randy’s makes very good donuts — much better than most places. I’m still fascinated by this health-nut-dominated city’s obsession with donuts, but that’s a mystery for the Hardy Boys, I suppose. Check out Randy’s exhaustive photo gallery of their sweet treats.
This is a great place to take a visiting, out-of-town guest. Once you are there, they will realize that they have seen this Los Angeles landmark in countless movies and television shows, including Iron Man 2. And if you have never been, don’t delay. Make the trip today or this weekend. Remember to always be a tourist in your own city. Your reward, this time, is a chocolate long john.
Click on the image below to see the entire Randy’s Donuts set on Flickr.
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