LA is home to some interesting food trends, like $3 bite sized tarts. When I heard from my friend Danielle that there was a new dessert trend in town I knew we had to check it out. Fonuts is pretty new and located on third street. I love third street so I was all over making the trip. In fact, while in the car I got my daily Tasting Table news letter which actually profiled fonuts. We’re so on trend it hurts.
The outside is super clean cut and cute. I love the yellow bench.
I should probably explain what a fonut is! Fonuts are baked doughnuts. They taste like a light cake and come in numerous different flavors. Some of the flavors are both vegan and gluten free for my GF buddies! Fonuts also serves coffee drinks.
See that delicious chocolatey thing? Yep, its gluten free friends.
The interior of fonuts is pretty minimal which I really liked.
However my favorite touch was the old oven being used as a coffee station.
Am I weird for wanting an old oven over a new oven? I hope not.
Danielle and I decided to celebrate Friday by getting two fonuts each and splitting one each.
I picked cinnamon sugar (for later) and strawberry for Danielle and I to split.
Danielle made the wise decision of taking Hawaiian home and picking maple bacon to split!
We know how much I love bacon.
The bacon fonut was delicious and also twice the size of all the other fonuts. It was cakey and sweet with bacon on top. I would totally order this again.
As I mentioned before, we also shared the strawberry.
The strawberry wasn’t as cakey as the maple bacon but it was still pretty good. It was sweet but not too sweet which, I think, is sometimes an issue with strawberry flavored things. When I got home I had the cinnamon sugar. It was sweet and cakey. Again, like the strawberry, very simple and delicious. I literally inhaled the cinnamon sugar. While it wasn’t a flashy flavor it was so simple and delicious.
I enjoyed an iced latte.
Overall, I really like fonuts. I’m not going to lie, when I heard about fake donuts I raised my eyebrow a little bit but I have to admit I am a convert. I really like the flavor and while it was baked and not fried it still tasted like a treat! This is a good trend I am so down with.
What do you think is the weirdest food trend? I feel like LA is home to food trends like fusion tacos, cupcakes, and tart fro yo.
Bacon = WIN. It’s that simple.
Could it be that you have found the elusive cinnamon donut you always crave in fall?
I’m still counting down til my arrival in Chicago for a REAL cider donut.
the reviews for this place are so mixed! i’ll have to wait til the hype dies down…
I saw these on Cupcakes n Cashmere a couple of weeks ago and REALLY want to try the maple/bacon one!
I love how LA has so many wacky food trends – food trucks in general are a pretty weird concept.
ummmm…..what???? I need to go here. Let’s go?