Hear ye, hear ye: Announcing the Metblogs Donut Summit!

Will Randy's reign supreme? Image courtesy of ezioman on flickr.

It is no small secret that we here at Metblogs love a good donut (or doughnut, for those of you who love your silent letters). Luckily for us, we live in a city in which there is a donut shop on every street corner, in every strip mall, and in almost every single block of every neighbourhood.  Some are nondescript, others announce their presence with giant, fiberglass donut replicas perched on their roofs.  But this multitude of donut options can seem daunting.  How do you decide which donut shop to hit up?  Which donut shop can claim the title of Best Donut in Los Angeles?

Well, dear readers, luckily for you, we have figured out a way to bring all of the donuts of Los Angeles together, in one central location, where we can determine, once and for all, which donut holds the crown.  Please mark your calendars for 1pm, on Sunday, June 13th:  the date of the 2010 LA Metblogs Donut Summit!

Here’s how this will work:  We will gather at a central location, to be announced – most likely a public park with nice picnic areas, and everyone will bring a dozen donuts from a local donut shop of your choice.  To participate in the Donut Summit, you must either bring one dozen donuts, OR one of those big to-go cartons of coffee you can get at, like, Coffee Bean or wherever.  Nobody likes a freeloader, right?  And then we’ll eat donuts all afternoon!  And we’ll vote on them – by the end of the afternoon, we will have definitively decided on the city’s best donut.  Wear your elbow pads – it could get bloody.

You can expect more updates about logistics as we get closer to the date, but for now, we’ve started compiling a preliminary donut shop directory over at Metblogs HQ, and we’d love your contributions!  See the list after the jump.

Randy’s Donuts (Inglewood)

Dale’s Donuts (Compton)

Kindle’s Donuts (Westmont)

Donut King II (Gardena)

The Donut Hole (La Puente)

The Doughn-t Hut (Burbank)

The Donut Man (Glendora)

Tasty Donuts (West Hollywood)

Bob’s Coffee and Donuts (Farmer’s Market)

Stan’s (Westwood)

Angel Food Donuts (Long Beach)

WenDy’s Donuts (Venice)

California Donuts (Mid-City)

Spudnuts (West LA)

Primo’s Westdale Donuts (West LA)

Gladstone Donut House (Pasadena)

SK’s Donuts (Mid-City)

King’s Donuts(Alhambra)

Royal Donuts (Westchester)

Earl’s Donuts (Chatsworth)

(Please note that in purely totalitarian gesture, we have unilaterally decided that Krispy Kreme is not invited to the Donut Summit.)

8 thoughts on “Hear ye, hear ye: Announcing the Metblogs Donut Summit!”

  1. The Los Angeles area has more Spudnut shops than anywhere in the country. You would be doing Spudnut lovers everywhere a great service by trying and reviewing the Spudnuts offered in your home area. Learn more about this potato-based doughnut from another lifetime and the current locations for them at http://spudnutinfo.com .

  2. Christies Donuts on Foothill Blvd in Monrovia does the best donut in town (not to disqualify the other righteous donuts mentioned). Where they really shine is with their blueberry cream cheese croissant but that is sort of off topic.

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