If you like to call yourself a doughnut aficionado, Sidecar is going to be your Holy Grail. Prepared on-site with a borderline-OCD precaution and Farmers Market produce, the doughnuts are fried every hour for each one to be perfectly soft. Their blockbuster is called Huckleberry, but you’ll want to keep room for Butter & Salt (imagine if a doughnut and a Breton crepe had a kid), Choc-A-Lot (same story, but with a brownie) or the Buttermilk Drops doughnut holes. Vary pleasures with savory donuts such as Maple Bacon or Country Ham & Egg. Before you go, here’s a pro tip: ask for your doughnut in a box, not a bag. The frosting won’t stick, and you’ll get to eat more of it.
Address: 631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday 6:30AM-4PM, Friday-Saturday 6:30AM-9PM
Reservations: No reservations
Price: Doughnut $3
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Best for: Snack
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