Sunday, September 21, 2014


The long awaited day has finally arrived. VEGAN DONUTS!!!! For those who don't know, Ronald's Donuts in Las Vegas is a regular mom-and-pop donut shop that happens to have mostly vegan donuts, and theirs are the real deal. I've tried a handful of other vegan donuts over the years, but they all tended to be of the "healthier" type. I like whole grain cookies and muffins, but when I want a donut, I want it to disintegrate in my mouth and leave grease marks in the box. Ronald's definitely delivered on both of those.

I was a bit overwhelmed by all my choices and anxious that I had to choose wisely because I wouldn't be back for a long time. I ended up with:

4 boston cream - my absolute favorite pregan donut, Ronald's was every bit as good as I remembered
2 apple fritters - a coworker used to bring these in every Friday and I would watch enviously as they were devoured. Ronald's were even better than I imagined those to be.
2 jelly - these were good, but the jelly was kind of viscous. Maybe all jelly donuts are like that?
2 sugared - a nice snack in-between donut binges
2 chocolate long johns - another in-between snack

I picked these up on the way to the airport at 5:30am. Let me tell you, these were totally worth all the comments and stares I got lugging a pink bakery box that smelled like donuts through the rental car return/shuttle, security, on a plane, through baggage claim and my apartment lobby. 


  1. LOL! I love how some of them are 'a nice snack in-between donut binges' and that they were worth all those comments and stares! They look soooooo good!

  2. Yum, they look great! Everyone staring was probably wishing they had a box of donuts, too! :D

  3. Ain't no shame in carrying a box of donuts through the airport! I've known many vegans who have done the same.

  4. i loved apple fritters as a kid! i could go for one right now! i have a few doughnut holes leftover from whole foods right now - they will have to do!

  5. My husband goes to a convention in Vegas every July and always carries an extra suitcase to bring me home some Ronald's. (My freezer is literally stuffed full right now; they keep pretty well for up to six months, hint hint.) RONALD'S IS THE BEST.

    1. That's good info! I ate the entire dozen already (oops!), but I'll keep it in mind for next time.