Donut Ride - Pico Donuts

We all have a weakness or two. I'm no different! I'll be the first to admit of more than my fair share of weaknesses. These weaknesses vary widely from one person to the next. For me, it is the craving for a sweet and perfectly glazed donut that seems to frequently call my name. Fortunately, cycling brings the benefit of expending a high number of calories, and it's nice to have a little reward for all your strenuous effort pedaling yourself around. So every once in a while, a tasty donut is that perfect little reward. This is, of course, in addition to the sense of accomplishment and contribution to sustaining our delicate environment by cycling instead of driving. 

Enter this blog post and video. This is the beginning of a series of blog posts and videos chronicling short bike rides to some of Los Angeles' seemingly countless donut shops! With so many donut shops in the Los Angeles area, it is no surprise it has been name the unofficial donut capital of the world. However, the special part is not solely the sheer quantity of donut shops. What is really unique is that most of these donut shops are independently or family run businesses rather than nationwide chains. As if you needed another reason to set out for your next bike ride! So take a look. Then air up those tires for a ride to one of these shops or your own local favorite for a rewarding snack after all your efforts. 


The inaugural donut ride is to a local favorite, Pico Donuts. Located near the intersection of Pico Blvd and S Union Avenue, this shop comes highly recommended if you're anywhere near the downtown Los Angeles area (DTLA). One visit here is all it takes to feel the care that goes into each perfectly glazed donut and genuine customer interaction. After all, 4.5 stars on Yelp doesn't come easily. Better yet, it's a family run business which has become a staple over their years happily serving the hungry citizens of LA. Also, did I mention the value?! A tasty treat won't cost you $5 like some "gourmet" donut shops. Here, a delicious glazed donut still costs only $1 total! This place truly is a gem.

If you ever get a chance, you surely won't regret taking a ride there to check it out. Pico Donuts!