What Does a Vegan Donut Look Like?

Posted by on March 19, 2009 | 20 Comments

 Like this …

Vegan Apple Fritter:

Vegan Apple Fritter

Fritter Close Up:

Vegan Apple Fritter

Vegan Donut Twisted with Chocolate:

Vegan Twist Donut

Twist Close-up:

Vegan Yeasted Donut

I have my weaknesses too you know! Come on, who could resist?

We finally made our way to Ronald’s Donuts in Las Vegas, and were greatly rewarded. Both my husband and I were in donut heaven. Trust me, these aren’t just good vegan/dairy-free/egg-free donuts these are some of the best donuts either of us has ever had! We actually planned a grocery shopping trip 10 miles out of the way just so we could go back the next week and get some more donuts. I found out later that they have been voted best donuts in Vegas several years running.

Believe it or not, they offer two entire shelves (more than half of the varieties) of vegan donuts … including soy-cream filled donuts, twists, apple fritters, maple bars, etc.  When I asked the owner why they churn out so many vegan donuts, she said at first it was because they were cheaper to make! But then, customers liked the switch because the donuts were lighter and more flavorful, so they stuck with it. Whatever the reason … I am grateful!

Did I mention these gems are affordably priced. Their donuts are HUGE! See the pic(s) above … that is the donut next to a grapefruit, not a wee orange, a grapefruit.  And the cost, just $.75 to $1.25 per donut. Trust me, it is a value.

Ronald’s Donuts is just a couple of miles from the Las Vegas strip (head west on Spring Mountain Road when you reach the Fashion Show Mall), in the “China Town” region. Don’t expect San Francisco-style glory here. This is the lamest China Town you have ever seen (hence the quotes). But ignore the lack of interesting surroundings and enjoy the donuts!

Ronald’s Donuts
4600 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 873-1032

Comments (20)


  1. VeggieGirl says:


  2. Sarah W. says:

    I’m so jealous of those donuts!!!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    I wanted to lick the screen. YUMMMMYYYY! Great find!

  4. Maggie says:

    so the answer is obviously “heaven” – YUM.

  5. Ricki says:

    I’m having a Pavlov moment here and drooling all over the keyboard!! Just reading the descriptions, and I feel like running out and grabbing a donut–ANY donut! You’re so lucky to be close to a place like that.

  6. Sarena says:

    Oh Yum!!! I have been dying for an apple fritter lately!

  7. Erin says:

    Wow, those look beyond amazing and I don’t even like donuts that much! I can’t believe that is next to a grapefruit! Amazing!

  8. Mihl says:

    Oh, those twisted ones!

  9. Meghan says:

    Thank goodness those are across the continent from me.

  10. Crystal says:

    Oooh man, I don’t think I have ever wanted a dougnut so bad ever since I have heard about Ronald’s, even when I wasn’t vegan.
    Apple fritters where one of my faveorites.

  11. carrie says:

    WOW! absolutely gorgeous.. sometimes i really miss gluten!! but they are everything else free, that’s cool!!

  12. carrie says:

    oh and I just LOVE your little oranges next to your comments!! TOO cute!!

  13. jaime says:


  14. Oh my gosh – amazing and so cheap. I’m almost tempted to buy a plane ticket to Vegas right now!

  15. Maggie says:

    Those look amazing!!

  16. Erin says:

    Oh my gosh, Ronald’s apple fritters are the bane of my existence, only because I can’t have one every day.

  17. I’m definitely craving a vegan something-like-that! YUM!

  18. Ruth Stark says:

    How do I get your recipe for the apple fritters….yum yum yum PLEASE.

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