In the ultra competitive world of artisan donuts, only one superstar can brag about having been the face of Bon Appétit’s May issue. Put yourself in a donut’s shoes for a second: it is like being offered the cover of Vogue’s September Issue. And the buttered equivalent of Beyoncé or Kim K is Blue Star’s Blueberry Basil Bourbon donut. This little guy is no less a diva, with an 18-hour preparation required before seeing the light of day, with a French brioche recipe and REAL hand-twisted butter. Its iconic frosting is made with fresh blueberries, basil, powdered sugar and a splash of Bulleit bourbon. True fans will start lining up at dawn, and a large “Quality Over Quantity” sign is a polite answer to the few disappointed customers who can no longer find their favorite flavor. However, consolation prizes are very tempting: maple bacon, vegan raspberry pistachio, Cointreau crème brûlée with its miniature pipette… And as a proud Portlander, Blue Star serves Stumptown Coffee to pair with these small superstars.


Where? 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

When? Monday-Sunday 7AM-9PM


How? No reservations

Style: Dessert, Pastries

Price: Donut $3.50

Neighborhood: Venice

Best for: Snack


Other location:

Manhattan Beach: 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266