Star Donuts - Lodi, Ca

Overall Shop rating 5 Nadas!!!

“Always Fresh”
It’s rare that sequel to a movie is as good as the original. In the same way, Mom’s cooking is usually our default to what we love and what we are used to. Simply put, Star Donuts blew me (and my taste buds) away. My favourite hometown donut shop is Ferrell’s Donuts in Santa Cruz. If I lived in Lodi, I’d be comparing all donut shops to this place.

Vibe of Shop: 5 Nadas
I loved the florescent lights inside. They reminded me of a 50’s diner. The tables were perfectly spaced and placed. It was homey, comfortable, and fun.

Outside Appearance: 4 1/2 Nadas
I have 2 things to say: 1.) I love the “Star” part of the sign. It’s genius. 2.) Three florescent “Open” signs. Wow. That’s commitment to letting customers know that they are open. I love it. The only thing I dislike is the location being in a strip mall, but that is donut culture, I guess.

Hours: Weekdays 5am – 1pm, Weekends 6am – 1pm
It’s not 24 hours… but I don’t care. They taste and service outweigh the lack of available donut consumption hours.

Service: 5 Nadas
The staff was super friendly and accommodating… and Asian.

Taste of Glaze Donut: 5 Nadas
Amazing. Moist. Sweet, but not overpowered with glaze.

Blueberry Donut? Unfortunately, no. But when there’s an amazing glaze, you need nothing else.
Coffee: 4 Nadas
It was tasty. It wasn’t a gourmet espresso drink from Italy, but it was still great.
Special: This has nothing to do with donuts, but everything to do with Lodi. If you happen to find yourself in Lodi, CA, please visit the Serpentarium. It is a reptile shop with amazing creepy creatures. I really enjoyed it.


Sarah said...

Grate site..You should feature your services/products on the Lodi community, classifieds section.

Crystal said...

It's funny that you mention the florescent lights and how they remind you of a 50's diner. Those lights and wall of mirrors were inherited from the shops previous tenants. Before the shop turned into Star Donuts, it was a 50's style ice cream shop ran by a friend of our family. Star Donuts is good, but also much hirer priced than most shops. I waste no time in driving across town to J&D Donuts.

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