The Donutman Culture

I’ve blogged about this place too many times, but this isn’t only about donuts.

Southern California is a driving culture. It’s part of our social system. Donutman might be the greatest donut shop we have on the entire West Coast of the USA. Some will say that it’s “just donuts” regardless of how great they may be, but others, like us know otherwise. Yet, like driving over an hour to see shooting meteors from a vantage point better than most, Donutman being 40 miles away is a journey on it’s own. Getting there in Glendora, you see a line. It’s mixed with locals but also with others who drove their distance just to get there. Some eat at the benches, many go to their cars or sit at the side of the building. Donuts are social and the ride there and back are as important as the donuts themselves.



Strawberry is back after a short peach season.


Fresh chocolate. It’s great here.


The line can be long on a weekend night. Dean and Kat must Instagram the photos. It’s tempting to watch them make the donuts like above.


You must leave with a box of donuts. Shame on those who don’t share.




  1. Jamesjunior
    03 September 12, 2:40am

    So glad I don’t eat stuff like this anymore and maintain some discipline because to be honest that looks so damn delicious it makes my mouth water and I can’t wait until the day I can indulge and eat one of those.

    P.S. if they brought that to toronto it would make an instant million in a month, that what happened when krispy kream appeared here.

  2. Kyle
    05 September 12, 3:57pm

    As someone who lives in Glendora, I don’t really get what the fuss is about. They’re good, but not drive 40 miles good.

    • 05 September 12, 3:58pm

      Have you ever been to the beach from Glendora? I’m guessing yes. To me, it’s not 40 miles worth as well, but people will drive to go.

  3. Mike
    05 September 12, 6:43pm

    I’m in the fourth picture! Go Donutman!

  4. Camille
    07 September 12, 10:54am

    we’ve made weekend plans revolving around our donutman visit. soo looking forward to trying it.

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