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Simone’s Donuts named a top 10 donut shop nationwide
By Caitlin Antonios,
It’s National Donut Day—and Long Beach has good reason to celebrate.
Ahead of the countrywide celebration of the fried treat, Yelp released its second annual list of the Top 100 Donut Shops in America. The top 10 spots were dominated by California spots, and Long Beach’s Simone’s Donuts ranked No. 9.
The family-owned business, near Cal State Long Beach, is open 24/7. While there are plenty of ready-to-go donuts for an impromptu stop by the shop, those looking for custom donut shapes and decorations for a special occasion can order in advance. Examples of custom orders, like “Go Buckeyes” spelled out in donuts, can be found on their Instagram account .
Simone’s also sells other desserts, like cronuts and apple fritters, and drinks like green Thai iced tea, lattes and smoothies.
“I’m definitely grateful for all our loyal customers that love Simone’s,” manager Melissa Eap said.
Yelp frequently puts out Top 100 lists. Businesses that identified as donut shops were ranked by Yelp using total volume and ratings of reviews since January 1, 2022, among other factors.
The No. 1 spot went to Rocklin Donuts & Cinnamon, in Rocklin, a city near Sacramento. JD Flannel Donuts and Coffee in San Juan Capistrano took the No. 3 spot, and Munchkins Donuts in Covina took fourth.
The entire list, which includes other Southern California donut shops, can be found here .
Simone’s Donuts is located at 6400 E. Stearns St .