When I was a kid and we were driving home from the beach I remember seeing the freeway sign for the 8 freeway to El Centro. It was over a 100 miles away I wondered what it was like there. We always got off the freeway before we got anywhere near El Centro. I checked it out today on the way home from Scottsdale Arizona. It was a small town full of fast food places and taco shops. Looked kinda like El Cajon back in the old days.
The coolest place I stopped to visit in El Centro was The Donut Palace.
It’s classic looking drive through donut shop.
Glazed donut was fresh, fluffy and had a delicious sweet glaze coating the yeast based dough. Awesome classic glazed donut.
Apple fritter was huge a meal in itself! Loved the crunchy crust and glaze. Apple filling was delicious and plentiful.
I was shocked they sold concha’s here. Concha was big and denser than the glazed donut but not as dense as the apple fritter. Flavor was minimal.
The Donut Palace has a nice classic vibe. I’m gonna be back for more donuts but I’m gonna look elsewhere for good concha’s.
The Donut Palace
175 S Imperial Ave
El Centro, CA 92243