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National Donut Day!

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Everyday is National Donut Day isn’t it? Well, I guess technically it is not, although it certainly feels like it or maybe it’s more that I make everyday National Donut Day. But today is in fact National Donut Day, so happy National Donut Day!

Whether you are in LA, NYC, ATX, PDX or any other wonderful city or town there is a donut out there calling your name. Answer the call – eat a donut today!

Los Angeles, CA

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In a city filled with donut shops, there is no shortage of options for celebrating National Donut Day, but how about we get creative. What if I told you that to celebrate you could enjoy with a donut ice cream sammie? Two wonderful sweets together as one. Two please! Today Coolhaus and Donut Snob join forces to offer a limited number of donut ice cream sammies. A vanilla glazed donut with some coffee ice cream sounds like a match made in dessert heaven!   <Available at the Coolhaus Culver City shop after 6pm while supplies last>

Austin, TX

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You can enjoy the same fun donut ice cream sammie offering from the Coolhaus ATX truck parked at 6th and Waller from 6pm-midnight! Enjoy a local farmers market fave Red Rabbit vanilla lavendar donuts paired with Coolhaus mango sorbet and Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream. Yum!

OR you can always hunt down my Austin decadent donut fave Gourdoughs. Have a Funky Monkey for me will ya!

New York City, NY

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You New Yorkers are blessed with having Doughnut Plant on your island. I’m jealous! If I lived in NY I’d likely have a doughnut a day. Do you? Break that Doughnut Plant routine just this once and celebrate National Donut Day with a different kind of donut. Head over to Tres Carnes to enjoy a double smoked churro donuts filled with crema de carmelo from Fanny Gerson (owner of LaNewyorkina). If that description didn’t make your mouth water, one look at these beauties will. I want one! Have one for me, pretty please.

Portland, OR

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I just returned from Portland. I ate A LOT… of donuts. They were so good, but Blue Star Donuts, well those are the best seriously! Bourbon Blueberry Basil was the standout donut for me. Imaginative flavors, freshly fried fluffy fat donuts. These donuts are magical. Portland go get one of these to celebrate!

 

Happy donut eating!

Sweet Gifts That Deliver | A Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that gift giving time of year again, have you completed all of your holiday shopping yet? If you need a few fun ideas that don’t even require you to step into a mall or battle for parking, then I’ve got you covered.

Here is my gift guide for the sweet lover in your life (and they all deliver!):

Compartes Chocolates

Gourmet chocolatier Jonathan Grahm crafts beautiful confections from truffles to chocolate bars. My favorite of his chocolate delights are the ‘love nut’ – hand roasted nuts (you choose your favorite nut) caramelized with Tahitian vanilla, sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt, coated in a blend of chocolates and topped with raw cacao powder. They are a mouthful of goodness and make for one sweet present!

Donut Snob

There is bound to be a donut lover in your life (maybe it is yourself) so why not gift them a dozen donuts. LA based Donut Snob delivers specialty donuts, flavors like the Oinker (maple bacon) and Raspberry Lemon Lulu (stuffed with raspberry coulis and lemon zest).  These donuts are pillowy soft and incredible. Who wouldn’t love a box of gourmet donuts delivered to their door?

Le Bon Garcon

Le Bon Garcon is hands down my favorite caramels ever. Justin Chao, the mastermind behind Le Bon Garcon, delicately crafts the butteriest luscious caramels.  These caramels are so good it is hard to choose a favorite. I love the nutty crunch of the macadamia caramels, but I also love the tropical burst from the mango-passion fruit or sometimes I’m in the mood for the simple and classic salted caramel. But the newest holiday flavor – Bon Hiver (persimmon, guava and lime) tastes like a holiday pie. It is slightly spiced, fragrant and just wonderful. Give the gift of caramels this holiday season!

Crème Caramel LA

Crème Caramel LA offers velvety rich crème caramels in assorted flavors along with the most swoon-worthy bread pudding in town. Best part is that you can find that at local farmers markets AND they deliver. A box of crème caramels and bread pudding, I think that would make just about anyone burst with joy.

Coolhaus

How about receiving ice cream monthly. Sounds good right! I think it does. Coolhaus now offers a pint or sammie of the month club. You can pick up in the store or have a new surpise pint or custome four pack of ice cream sammies delivered to your door monthly. It’s like a wine club, but way cooler and sweeter. Anyone want to buy me a membership ;)? Coolhaus also now overs Haus-made products like chocolate nutella spread, marshmallows and bacon salt. Yum!

Poketo

Want something not food related for your sweetie? Then these Poketo tea towels are for you. Featuring hand-printed design in candy pink and cocoa brown, it is adorned with cute images of cakes, pies and ice cream. They are perfect for displaying with your freshly baked muffins or to just hang up in the kitchen. Non-edible sweetness!

Happy shopping. I hope you are able to find the perfect sweetness for your loved ones!