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Indulgence Unleashed: Donut Delights at Donut Friend Downtown LA

Located in the vibrant heart of Downtown LA, Donut Friend showcases sweet indulgence and creative confections.




Founded by music industry veteran Mark Trombino in 2013, this plant-based haven for donuts and ice cream has become a culinary sensation, offering inventive flavors and a commitment to quality.





Our journey through the menu at the Downtown LA location was nothing short of a delightful exploration of taste and texture.





In our indulgent exploration at Donut Friend Downtown LA, we savored the delights of the Angry Samoa—a vanilla cake donut crowned with caramel, toasted coconut, and chocolate, hailed as a true masterpiece reminiscent of Girl Scouts cookies, even earning accolades from our non-vegan companion. "Saves the Danish" proved to be a harmonious blend of sweet and tangy flavors, featuring a bullseye donut filled with tart cream cheese and a dollop of blueberry jam, providing a palate-pleasing experience. The Fritter Seems Forever truly delivered with seasonal apple mashed into traditional donut dough and fried to perfection, creating a dark, crunchy exterior. The Strawberrylab, a pillowy soft, yeast-raised donut filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, was like no other. It left us in awe of its unbelievably good taste. Lastly, the Youth Brulee redefined the crème brûlée donut experience with a donut filled with light Bavarian cream and covered in caramelized sugar, standing out as undoubtedly the best of its kind.


What sets Donut Friend apart is not just the exceptional taste but the craftsmanship evident in each creation. The donuts are soft, airy, and perfectly frosted, achieving a delicate balance that avoids overwhelming sweetness. Fresh, simple, and beautiful toppings highlight the artistry behind each treat.


Beyond the culinary experience, Donut Friend's commitment to a plant-based menu and philanthropic efforts through the #donutfunds program adds a commendable layer to the overall appeal.


Donut Friend has not only weathered the trends but has become a growing sensation. As a bonus, the addition of Creamo, a sister concept focusing on plant-based ice cream, ensures that the indulgence doesn't stop at donuts.


Donut Friend Downtown LA is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth and an appreciation for donut craftsmanship. The donuts here have indeed reached their ultimate form, making each visit an indulgent journey that lingers long after the last bite.



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