What better way to begin a sunny Saturday than a fresh strawberry donut from the Donut Man in Glendora, CA, a favorite Elvis haunt? As I went to bed Friday night, visions of a warm glazed donut, split, drowned in fresh strawberries and topped with a light strawberry syrup, not too sweet, danced in my head.
The other donuts, while not quite as showstopping, don't disappoint--both the tiger tail (chocolate twist) and the maple-glazed longjohn disappeared from our group quickly. The coffee's nothing special, and you'll want to fortify yourself before the drive anyway. Seating's minimal (a few cramped benches out front and on the side), and you may face a short line, but you can easily pass the time drooling over the window's contents.
This tiny 24-hour donut stand only has strawberries in season, so get yours soon--though if you miss them, peach season's around the corner--the Donut Man does those too!
The Donut Man
915 E Route 66 (Cross Street: Elwood Avenue)
Glendora, CA 91740-3608
donut photo by pingpongdeath