Happy National Doughnut Day: Where To Get Your Sugar Rush
Today we practice non-restraint and indulgence. It's National Doughnut Day.
A quick history lesson from our sister site, Lincoln & Rose: "This annual celebration of deep fried dough marks a tradition dating back to World War I when The Salvation Army volunteers served coffee and doughnuts to comfort American soldiers and their allies on the French battlefields. To commemorate these and ongoing efforts, The Salvation Army created National Donut Day in 1938, and to this day, every first Friday in June, doughnut purveyors both large and local participate by offering free doughnuts and other special offers."
Here are four beloved local spots where you are free to treat yourself to a glazed, cream-filled, or sprinkle-topped object of affection.
A favorite among locals, The Donuttery has been making its doughnuts by hand since 1994. The 24-hour family-run staple is unarguably the best spot in town, and we highly recommend their Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting, glazed Blueberry, and, of course, their Cronutteries. Bonus: They prepare a variety of vegan doughnuts daily.
DEAL: Free Cake doughnut with purchase of any doughnut; limited to six. A portion of sales will also support the Salvation Army, so go ahead. Give in, and give back.
The Donuttery // 17420 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 // 714-847-7000
Adams Avenue Donuts
Famous for its longstanding Saturday morning "Donut Derelicts" car show, Adams Avenue Donuts has been slinging its doughy fried treats for more than 30 years. We'll side with red today and take a Devil's Food ring to go, or a cronut.
DEAL: No deal, but at $.95 to $2.50 for a doughnut, and $8 for a dozen, honoring tradition with this local staple certainly won't break the bank.
Adams Avenue Donuts // 9015 Adams Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 // 714-962-8921
OC Donut Bar
Makers of the now famous doughnut tasted 'round the country—Big Poppa Tart—OC Donut Bar has taken its pastries to a whole new level of sugary stardom. Inventive, gourmet flavors include Butterscotch Pecan, Creme Brûlée, Chocolate Bacon, Salted Caramel, and...we literally can't. Expect to find their menu posted on their Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as a line out the door.
DEAL: One free Birthday Cake donut with any purchase (excluding online purchases).
OC Donut Bar // 18011 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 // 714-277-3656
Kelly's Donuts & Burgers
Kelly promises to fuel your sugar rush with her sweet rings. Locals love the blueberry rounds, as well as the maple bacon sinkers. Bonuses: You can order a breakfast burrito to pair with your doughnut, and they serve cronuts.
DEAL: Buy six doughnuts, and get six free. Limited to two dozen.
Kelly's Donuts & Burgers // 9475 Heil Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 // 714-531-0288