These Orange County Donut Shops Have Just Been Ranked in the Top 100, with One Spot at Number 3 in the U.S.


Orange County has been recognized in a sweet new light after Yelp's Top 100 Donuts in the United States list this year
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There are countless choices in the vast, flavor-packed world of donuts in America. And so, every year, Yelp puts together a list ranking the top 100 donut shops across the country.

This highly anticipated ranking has become the definitive index for donut lovers.

To appear on this list is no small feat; it demands exceptional quality, innovative flavors, impeccable customer service, and a certain 'x-factor' that separates a mere donut shop from a donut destination.

This year, Yelp's recent rankings reveal that three local donut havens in Orange County have secured their place in the national top 100 list. This achievement has certainly placed Orange County on the culinary map for all the right and 'comforting' reasons.

One of the Orange County spots even made it to the prestigious third spot on the list, showcasing the region's donut prowess and excellence. 

As we take you on this sugary journey through the best donut shops Orange County offers, prepare yourself for a drool-worthy ride.

Hold onto your sweet tooth as we dive into what makes these shops the cream of the crop in the grand donut scheme.

Ready? Let's dive right in.

JD Flannel Donuts and Coffee: Donut Heaven in San Juan Capistrano, California
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First up is JD Flannel Donuts and Coffee, at number three in the Top 100 Donuts in the United States list. Known for their irresistible donuts sporting a fluffy interior and a crispy exterior, JD's sweet delights have earned their place among the Country's best.

The Brown Butter Sea Salt, Boysenberry, and the seasonal smoked apple fritter are crowd favorites. But, of course, visiting here is only complete with a cup of JD's unique coffee blend.

Yelp Elite Yasmin F. testifies to JD's excellence, calling them "the BEST gluten-free donuts I've ever had!"

In addition, she praised the cookies and cream donut, saying, "The balance was absolutely perfect."

Address: JD Flannel Donuts and Coffee, 31878 Del Obispo St Ste 122 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Simone's Donuts: The 24/7 Sugar Fix in Long Beach, California
Simone’s Donuts, Long Beach, CaliforniaPhoto bySimone’s Donuts

We arrive at number 9 in the top 100 Donuts. Driving down the coastline, we find Simone's Donuts in Long Beach. This local legend is famous for its delectable array of donuts, freshly baked throughout the day.

Yelpers love the cronuts, classic glazed, and ham and cheese croissants, among other treats. You can also custom order for special occasions.

Yelp Elite Jasmyne G. exclaims:

"Simone's Donuts are addictively delicious!!! I'm a glaze-twist type of girl, and the twists were so big, fluffy, and soft."

Address: Simone's Donuts 6400 E Stearns St Ste A Long Beach, CA 90815

Glee Donuts & Burgers: Disneyland's Delicious Neighbor in Anaheim, California

In Anaheim, at number 18 of the Top 100, we discover Glee Donuts & Burgers, a perfect pit stop en route to Disneyland. It's not just the "big, fluffy" donuts that draw people in but also the friendly service that adds a touch of magic to every visit.

Their burritos, burgers, and Vietnamese coffee also impress, but the donuts genuinely steal the show.

Brianne M. appreciates the extra mile they go for customers, and says:

"She gave us extra complimentary sprinkled donut holes along with the donuts we ordered as an extra treat for the kids too!"

Address: Glee Donuts & Burgers, 3024 W Ball Rd Ste A-B Anaheim, CA 92804


These local gems have won the hearts of Orange County residents and tourists alike with their delightful offerings. So when are you planning your next donut tour?

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