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“The worlds most iconic donut bakery!”
The Donut Hole is a bakery and landmark in La Puente, California. An example of programmatic architecture, the building is shaped like two giant donuts through which customers drive to place their orders. The first Donut Hole opened in 1963, in Covina, California. The shop in La Puente was the second to open, in 1968, and was followed by three others. The La Puente location, however, was the only one shaped like donuts, and dates of the building's original construction range from 1947 to 1958 to 1962. What is certain is that the donut chain went out of business in 1979. The Covina branch was completely remodeled and the others were demolished, and only the La Puente location remains today as a working bakery. It is a local tradition for newlyweds to drive through the donuts; some cite good luck as the reason, while others credit the sexual symbolism. The building has been struck by cars several times in its history, most recently in 2004 when an out-of-control car crashed through one of the donut facades.
*CASH ONLY* To be honest I only stopped in because I was driving by and saw this giant donut tunnel and I just HAD to go check it out. The driveway is narrow and I was scraping my tire driving... Read more
Freshness and quality have gone down. After going to The Donut Hole for years and being pretty happy with the quality, it's sad to say that there's a change in quality. Therefore my once 5 star... Read more
This place is exactly as advertised. It's a drive through a donut hole. I'm telling you, as a grown adult, I had a lot of fun driving through this and ordering my sweets. Service was fast as... Read more
The Donut Hole
- Sun, Wed - Sat: 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Mon: 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Credit Cards Accepted
- Does not take