Food & Drink

Where to Get Free Donuts Today in LA

Published On 06/03/2016 Published On 06/03/2016
Sidecar donuts, santa monica ca
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Sidecar Doughnuts

Santa Monica

The SaMo shop (and the original Costa Mesa location) is giving free donuts away to the first 100 customers.

Joan's On Third


Well, they're not quite free but they may as well be: the beloved cafe's original location is doing donut holes for $1 a bag.

Donut Farm

Silver Lake

This new vegan donut spot's got free coffee for the first 30 peeps who buy donuts -- so, better get over there early!

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Randy's Donuts


The spot off the 405 with the iconic giant donut sign's doing free donut holes from 6am-12pm.



This just-opened spot's got an Instagram contest for one winner to get a free 24K gold donut (worth $100 -- seriously), and is giving a coupon for a free donut at any time to everyone who orders a treat today.

DK's Donuts

Santa Monica

This old-school favorite's partnered with Grubhub for delivery of two half-dozen orders of donuts for the price of one. Office party!!!

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1. Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee 631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Gone are the days when you'd have to haul all the way out to Costa Mesa to score some of the city's best breakfast treats. Now, you can satisfy your sweet tooth on huckleberry, cinnamon crumb, apple fritter, lemon & thyme, or even savory poached egg and ham donuts right in Santa Monica.

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2. Joan's on Third 8350 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

This bakery & specialty food purveyor serves up deliciously cozy and comforting meals, like hearty mac and cheese -- that are guaranteed to fill you up. If you're more in the nibbling mood, though, sample their market side dishes, like baby field greens with dried cranberries and Chinese chicken salad.

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3. Donut Farm 2609 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

A branch of the Bay Area's Pepples Donuts, Donut Farm churns out breakfast treats daily starting at 7am and, with delicious flavors like Roasted Red Chili and chocolate-glazed, you'll never guess the cake and raised donuts are all-vegan and organic. Need caffeine? That vegan approach extends to the full coffee bar, too.

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4. Randy's Donuts 805 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301

Conveniently located near LAX airport, Randy's Donuts boasts that famous, 35ft (in diameter), rooftop donut monolith -- and any homemade donut flavor you could want.

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5. Birdies Fried Chicken and Doughnuts 314 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

For a taste of Southern comfort in DTLA, look no further than Birdie's. Fried chicken and doughnuts are the name of the game here -- think sandwiches stacked with juicy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside meat, crunchy cole slaw, and doughnuts in flavors like blueberry lemon and candied maple bacon. Open 'til 3am Sunday through Thursday and 24-hours a day on weekends, Birdie's is a go-to for late-night eats and/or hangover cures.

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6. DK's Donuts & Bakery 1614 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

This always-open, trend-setting bakery slings some of the best donuts in LA. Don't believe us? Head over and try one of their kronuts. Or deep-fried waffles. Or, just any one of their colorful, confectionary creations.