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Our Vision

The Donuttery has been producing the finest doughnuts in Huntington Beach, California since 1970. An industry-leading doughnut shop known for taking classic flavors and elevating them to the artisanal plane, delivering complex, balanced and consistent yeast-raised and cake doughnuts. Since the beginning, The Donuttery’s goal has been to create a range of unique and recognizable doughnuts by perfecting techniques for enhancing the taste and texture profiles of doughs. Every doughnut handmade with passion and craftsmanship brought forth by Donuteurs with over a hundred years of combined baking experience. The Donuttery continues to create doughnuts that innovate on easily relatable flavors that will scratch a nostalgic itch for fried dough perfection.

The Dough

The doughnut world is divided into two camps: the heavy-cakey-dry-dunkers or the fluffy-chewy yeast lovers. One way or another, we are captivated by the donut's sugary spells with the notion that eating one is an act of naughtiness, they tend to inspire passion, irrational exuberance, and, at times, guilt-driven disdain. Regardless, the general consensus is that donuts are irresistible, delicious, and a phenomenal success so deeply embedded in our food culture, dating back to he first World War, and has come to earn theirs stripes as a distinctly, patriotic American snack.

Vegan

Our vegan endeavor began by requests from regular patrons and friends transitioning to a vegan lifestyle either for dietary reasons, ethical stance, or sustainability and climate change. We embraced that challenge to produce plant-based versions of every doughnut we love, testing tirelessly to achieve textures alarmingly similar to their actual dairy counterpart. In the process of omitting the use of animal-derived ingredients, it was necessary to make donuts that resemble accurately the donut experience, both in texture and in flavor. We sought to transcend the vegan status quo of dry, dense, and dull doughnut equivalents. The process centers on substitution, on manipulating plant-based ingredients to approximate the utility aspect of dairy and eggs. We source organic vegan milks, coconut oils, and cane sugar free of bone char. Our bakers have successfully devised plant-based versions of classic favorites that maintain the characteristic golden-hue, slightly crisp exterior encasing a delicate, soft crumb with commitment to principled eating. 

Gluten-free & Vegan Gluten-free

A growing demand for wheat-less and gluten-free pastries steered our interest towards developing doughnuts using ancient grain flours such as teff, buckwheat, millet, sprouted brown rice, amaranth, and quinoa as substitutions for wheat. We spent years doctoring the perfect recipe using a combination of ancient grain flours best suited to yield cake doughnuts with a sturdy and dense texture without sacrificing the profoundly satisfying soft and moist crumb. Our gluten-free donuts are prepared with organic flours mixed in-house and baked to perfection.

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