The Cali Donut

My name is Dyan.
And I LOOVVVE donuts.
If you know me, this is not new news.
But if you know me, you also know I am a donut snob. And a very proud one at that.

What does that mean?  I grew up in LA where there is a donut shop on EVREY corner. And not your popular Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme chains, like there are here in Atlanta. But the little bakeries with people's names like Miss Donuts, Maggee's Donuts, Kay's Donuts and the ever so popular Randy's Donuts.  Don't get me wrong, we had a few chains, Winchells and Yum Yum, to be exact.  But they had absolutely nothing on places like Randy's or Maggee's. Aaahh, before I moved to Atlanta I worked right around the corner from Miss Donuts.  I am not ashamed to say I had a chocolate raised donut...every morning!

Since I have been in Atlanta for 10 years, I've grown to like Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Krispy Kreme was not hard to like but you can only have so many hot & now's before your teeth hurt, and I don't want to have to go to the dentist more than twice a year. Then there is a new place I learned of last year which has garnered a lot of buzz, Sublime Donuts.  They actually have the right idea and fulfilled my cravings but their focus is on unique flavors like strawberries & creme, red velvet & oreo cookie.  I'm a fan of the simpler variety, a good old fashioned glazed donut, chocolate raised, maple raised, cake with sprinkles, etc.  So every time I visit home, I still get a donut upon my arrival and before my departure.

It has been hard to explain my love of the Cali donut and why it is just so different and so much better until I read this over on the Blissful Glutton's blog.  She hit the nail on the head. So when she named this donut shop for its comparison, I knew it was critical that I make my way over there.

Jumping on the Instagram craze but since I have an Android it's actually RetroCamera. Not a bad substitute
I almost passed this place while I was driving.  Very nondescript on a somewhat desolate but main street.  Even though the place looks like a hole in the wall, once I was inside and saw the donuts, I had a feeling this was going to be the start of a good day.

These donuts were Fantastic!!!  Light, airy, not too sweet and oh so very reminiscent of the California donut. I am VERY excited.  I took a dozen to my co-workers and they all said the same thing.  I had to hide them in my office to make sure my boss got one before they were all gone.  

Now I will still get my donuts when I go to LA and since I am now in my 30's, I don't think I can afford to eat a donut everyday, but I am happy that I don't have to travel 3000 miles to get my hand on a good, quality donut.

If you live in Atlanta, you have to try Dough in a Box.  You'll see what I mean.  You will not be disappointed.


  1. Where is Dough in a Box? Makes me want to drive to kingdom come to get one. :)

  2. oooh, yummy! so when you gonna make yo own doughnut Mrs. Ross????

  3. Yummm!!! Marlin came home with a nice choco raised donut just for me. lol! Great post!

  4. Dy - you should have told me, I could have told you about this place forever ago! =)