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National Donut Day


Donut Day Preview with Dessert Expert Nastassia Johnson

Check out the link below for my full KTLA segment full of donuts!

National Donut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The doughnuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers and the American infantrymen were then commonly called “doughboys.”  A more standard spelling is donut. Donut or Doughnut, the holiday celebrating fried dough is always on the first Friday of June.

I celebrate Donut Day weekly, but for the rest of you Friday June 1st is a great excuse to buy a dozen for the office or just yourself for that matter! Many donut shops across SoCal are offering free donuts or donut specials so DONUT MISS OUT!

Sidecar Doughnuts 

Established in 2012, Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee is the brainchild of a creative team brought together by a shared vision of creating a beautiful, new type of gathering place for their beloved community – one offering perfectly hand-crafted doughnuts, delicious coffee, and infectious smiles for all.

Since their first brick-and-mortar opened in 2013, Sidecar is consistently recognized as home of the “World’s Freshest Doughnuts” – known for their unique flavors, made daily from scratch, using only the finest ingredients possible, and fried in small batches every hour. Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee is located at 270 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA and 631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA.


Primo’s Donuts

Celebrating 62 years in business this August, Primo’s continues to be a beloved family owned donut shop.  They serve hot, freshly baked donuts daily and are known for their stella buttermilk bar. 


Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts’ will offer guests a free classic donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage on Friday, June 1.  Dunkin’ Donuts has been serving guests signature donuts for 68 years and sells more than 2.9 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats annually worldwide. Within the United States, Dunkin’ Donuts offers a wide variety of delicious donuts, including beloved flavors such as Boston Kreme, Glazed, Chocolate Glazed Cake and Chocolate Frosted.


Erin McKenna Bakery 

Since 2005 Erin McKenna Bakery, formerly known as BabyCakes NYC, offers baked goods for people with gluten, dairy, egg, and soy sensitivities.  They use garbanzo and fava bean flour instead of white flour, fruit puree instead of eggs and coconut oil in place of butter. Everything in the bakery is gluten free and vegan right down to the sprinkles!


DK’s Donuts

DK’s Donuts & Bakery has been family owned since 1981 and has 120 different types of donuts, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Dk’s is famous for their hybrid donuts with toppings like bacon, fruity pebbles, ice cream, girl scout cookies, ube, and invented LA’s first half croissant half donut & deep fried waffle donut!


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