Built in 1953, World Famous Randy’s Donuts is consistently named one of the top donut shops in the country for over 60 years. One of the most iconic locations in Los Angeles attracting visitors from around the world to take pictures of the giant rooftop donut and enjoy the best donuts in the world!
No doubt you immediately recognize the landmark building from its many appearances in movies such as: Iron Man II, Entourage, Dope, Californication, California Girls, 2012, Earth Girls Are Easy, Mars Attacks!, Volcano, Get Shorty, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Randy’s Donuts is also well known for its references and appearances on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, Arrested Development, Victorious, and many others. It is also featured in music videos including Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.”, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Californication”, and Becky G’s “Becky from the Block.”
Of course, to stand the test of time, it is not enough to be an iconic tourist attraction, you must have the best donuts. In addition to being the most reviewed and highest rated donut shop on Yelp, and other social media sites, Randy’s has been named a Top Spot for donuts in the United States for over 50 years; including: Los Angeles Hot List #1 for Best Donuts 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and more; #1 on Bon Appetit’s Top 10 Best Places for Donuts; #7 on America’s Best Donuts – The Master List; USA Today’s America’s 12 Best Donut Shops; Travel & Leisure – America’s Best Donuts; Fox News America’s Best Donut Shops; CBS News Latest Best of LA Best Places to Get Donuts in Los Angeles 2015; America’s 10 Best Donut Shops – relish.com; The 9 Best Donuts in Los Angeles (#1 Classic) – thrillist.com; and many more!
How does Randy’s do it? We do everything by hand! Unlike other donut chains that make their donuts in a factory production line, Randy’s remains handmade using many of the same equipment and baking tools for decades. Better yet, because all our donuts are handmade, every donut is unique. No two are exactly alike.
We only use the finest baking ingredients available in the world. The best ingredients coupled with expert bakers and our Randy’s secret mixes, produces a donut that is fluffier, airier, larger, and stays fresh longer.
We never skimp on icing, glaze, sprinkles, or other decorations. We go over the top to put as much chocolate, maple, cream filling, or other toppings as the donuts can possibly hold. You never have to ask, “Where’s the icing?”
We are not a fancy gourmet shop and never will be. You will never see a $5 donut at our shop. We pride ourselves on all our donuts being a great value for families and businesses. Crème Brulee donuts are not available! However, if you want the best glazed donut, twist, chocolate raised, cinnamon rolls, apple fritter, or any of our 35 other donuts at prices from 95 cents to $1.35, you have come to the right place!
Always a line, but always worth the wait! That said, after 60 doing it the same way, we have learned a few tricks. We are adding menu boards and a new drive-thru intercom system, and pick-up windows to speed customers through so they can enjoy their tasty treats sooner.
If you find a better glazed donut in the world, bring it by and let us try it.
We look forward to seeing you soon.