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Orange County’s distinctive doughnuts make their way to Santa Monica

Written by Michelle Lyn
Photos courtesy of Tawny Alipoon Photography

The sweet scene in L.A. is about to get some new competition. Orange County’s doughnut darling, Sidecar Doughnuts, is opening a second location in Santa Monica this September. But no matter where you choose to delight in the decadent snack, there’s no denying the appeal of these mouthwatering, handcrafted treats that look like edible works of art. 

Flavors like Peach Melba (topped with fresh peaches, house made raspberry coulis and whipped cream), Chocolate Budino (chocolate raised doughnut topped with house made chocolate budino and cocoa sable crumbs) and Butter & Salt (vanilla bean cake with brown butter glaze and fleur de sel) will leave you hard pressed to choose just one.

Sidecar’s “from the earth” approach is evident in its fresh, seasonal products and the fact that they make everything in-house from real ingredients—including infused glazes, hand-crushed compotes, flavored custards and creams, and streusel crumble toppings.

The creative team behind Sidecar thoughtfully crafted their brick and mortar stores to serve as a gathering place for the community to share “hand-crafted doughnuts, delicious coffee and infectious smiles for all.” We can’t wait.

Sidecar Doughnuts
631 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401


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