Zagat said to selected a single donut that represents each state. Selections include variations such as the fritter, churros, beignets, kolach, fried dough and cronuts.
It's quite an honor that The Donut Man's strawberry donut is representing the California.
Zagat provided this backstory:
A Route 66 SoCal staple that's been around since 1972, the Donut Man is one of those shops you need to go out of your way for. The reason? Owner Jim Nakano's strawberry donut - not actually a berry-flavored donut, but a sort of pastry sandwich featuring massive glazed berries stuffed in to a split glazed yeast donut. Once strawberry season is over, Nakano and his team turn to peach. The shop is open 24 hours, and you’ll see bakers baking all night long.
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