The Donut Man

The Donut Man

The Donut Man

915 E Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740
(626) 335-9111
Price Range: $ Credit Cards Accepted: No Attire: Casual
Handicap Accessible: Yes Good for Groups: N/A Good for Children: Yes
BYOB/Corkage: N/A Dine-In: No Reservations: No
Take Out: Yes Delivery: No Hours: 24 hours
Restaurant Type: Desserts, Donuts, Pastries


Rated the #1 donut shop in California, this hole-in-the-wall gem in Glendora, CA (on the historic Route 66) is the mother of all donut shops. What it lacks in size it makes up for in flavor! Upon first discovering the shop, visitors may not think it much because of the old look and small size. Being a traditional-style (i.e. walk-up with no drive-thru) donut shop, the appeal is being able to get up close and personal with the wide array of pastries to choose from and the process of how they are made. If you happen to stop by in the wee hours of the morning, chances are you will find a small donut staff huddling over the freshly baked goodies adding various fillings and sprinkles. And, if you are one of the luckiest of customers, you arrive when they are warm and fresh and gooey and oh so sinful! During peak fruit seasons, Donut Man offers up fruit-filled donuts (such as strawberry, peach, etc.). But, do not think these fruit-filled delicacies are your run-of-the-mill type. Oh no sir, they are gushing forth with fruit, so much so that the tops are cut open so that fruit can spill over. The aroma that hits you as you walk up is heavenly and on a cold California night, a freshly baked glazed or tiger-tail and a cup of their yummy hot cocoa are the perfect way to wind down and relax. Also recommended are their Bavarian cream, berry cheesecake, and huge apple fritters (which are “ga-bang!”). Another great thing about this place is that if you are craving a certain taste that is not in the window, you can ask if they will make you a special donut of your liking and, nine times out of ten, they will oblige! And, if you happen to run into Xena Donut Princess while you are there, make sure you ask her about all the foreign languages she speaks (including the language of “donut”). One visit will not be enough, so plan for multiple excursions. And once you have been there, it is awesome to take a Donut Man virgin with you and watch as their eyes explode at the vast array and size of the delectable treats!

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The Donut Man Strawberry Donut
Strawberries and Cream (A special creation made just for Bobbie Gordon by one of the donut men.)

The Donut Man Tigertails
Tigertails – warm and freshly made.

The Donut Man Donuts
Back row: Two Strawberry-filled donuts; Middle row: Two Bavarian cream with chocolate icing and one glazed raspberry-filled; Front row: a tigertail.

The Donut Man Workers
The Donut Man’s “donut men” hard at work making those yummy, warm, desserts!


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