I think RING's baked tofu donuts saved my life. After eating nine donuts I was slipping into a pit of despair. I wasn't sure I could continue with our donut tour, that there was any more room in my body for donuts. But RING is a magical place.
RING is the US's first Japanese-style baked tofu donut store. Their donuts are made from equal parts silken tofu and rice flour, so they're also naturally gluten-free. As we walked in we were greeted not only by extremely friendly employees, but by a really cute donut shop decorated by Totoros and Catbuses (I'm a big Miyazaki fan, so I loved it).
Despite being tofu donuts, they aren't all vegan, but they had banana and chocolate vegan donuts. Ryan and I both order banana because we were chocolated-out. The small donuts were not too sweet, but very moist. They tasted more like banana bread than a traditional American donut. I wouldn't have been able to eat another super sweet donut at that point, so the change was wonderful and re-energized us and I was then able to take that last bite of the Kettle Glazed donut when we got back to our car.
RING is located at 6800 Owensmonth Ave #130, Canoga Park, CA 91303.