Who doesn’t love donuts? Raise your hand. For those who raised their hand, feel free to skip this post and go think about the error of your ways. For everyone else, we’ve got the goods for you! Donuts are a big deal in Southern California, and finding the right donut shop can be one of the more important decisions you can make. You need to have your favorite place ready to go for when your friends say “Have you tried Krispy Kreme? They are so good!” That’s not to say that Krispy Kreme is not delicious (especially right off the cooker), but you want to have an alternative to help open that friend’s eyes to the beauty of donuts. We’re here to help. Here are our top donut shops around Irvine.

Mag’s Donuts & Bakery

Mag’s is your old school mom and pop establishment. From the fresh pot of coffee to the classic donut lineup, this place is exactly what you picture when you think of donut shops. Their website has the address, the word welcome, and a picture of a donut and a cup of coffee. And that’s it. Because what more do you need? It’s not sports cars, it’s donuts! You make them well, and you will be in business forever. And Mag’s makes them very well. Try a custard or jelly filled. And if they are out, just ask and they will happily split a donut and fill it for you!

Poqet Donuts

When you are looking to step up your donut game to the next level, check out Poqet Donuts. You don’t just eye the selection and point to what looks edible. You create the donut of your dreams! They offer fully customizable donuts with fillings, toppings, and more for you to build with. Or you can stick to the unique creations designed by the pros. Either way, your tummy will be happy!

Oliboli Donuts

For the craftsman who appreciates artisanal doughnut making, Oliboli is the place to be. Every donut harkens back to old-world baking techniques and has a focus on quality. Each batch takes 40 hours from start to presentation. They use only the freshest ingredients to create a donut that is meant to savor!

From dessert to Saturday morning breakfast to donut day at work, any one of these shops will make you a hero! Give them a try, and let us know what you thought on Facebook or Instagram. And keep on following the blog here for more Irvine treasures!