Not just a bakery exclusively for crazy people, this long-awaited pastry shop opens today slinging LA Mill coffee and both yeast- and cake-based donuts (that are baked rather than fried) in silly delicious flavors ranging from peach/lemon/strawberry, to chorizo cheddar, to rosemary, to one made with rum, which is surprisingly not red, even if the case kind of does make it look like it's Shining.
Fōnuts offers the closest thing to a healthy(ish) donut you’ll find in LA. That’s because they serve gluten-free, almond-flour donuts that are baked, not fried, and made with natural ingredients. (According to a recent nutritional analysis conducted by Fōnuts, they also have a lower glycemic load and cause less inflammation, so we like to tell ourselves they’re basically a health food.) Rather than yielding dried-out desserts, their baking process miraculously produces moist morsels with a slightly chewy, cakey texture. Glazed strawberry shortcake and blueberry earl grey are favorites, but they have several vegan options—like a particularly fluffy lemon ‘nut that beautifully balances tart and sweet. If you can’t get to the shop, they now have baker kits that ship nationwide.