1646 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, (831) 394-3444 433 Alvarado St., Monterey, (831) 372-9761 redsdonuts.com
Monterey mainstay Red’s Donuts must be doing something right. After nearly 70 years of hand-cutting donuts, business in the last five years has increased significantly. The shop is named after Hermann “Red” O’Donnell (nicknamed for his bright red hair), who opened the Alvarado Street location in 1950, then 36 years later, opened a second spot in Seaside where all of Red’s baking is now done. The team bakes every day, cranking out over 350 dozen donuts every night. Red’s does everything from classic jelly and glazed, to large donuts with custom sprinkles and donut tables for weddings and parties. That’s the hole truth.