Donuts. One of the desserts I miss the most since being diagnosed with celiac disease. Other than my visits to the Happy Mixer (a 100% gluten free bakery in Philadelphia), I haven’t had gluten free donuts in FOREVER. Needless to say, I was really excited to discover that there was a 100% gluten free donut bakery in my city!!!
Fonuts, located at 8104 W 3rd Street in Los Angeles, has a huge variety of donuts–even some vegan flavors! I was warned in advance that Fonuts is super popular and tends to sell out of their flavors before closing so I placed a pickup order my phone to ensure that I would be able to try my top picks! I am so glad I did because Fonuts ran out of 2 of those flavors before I arrived!
I ordered two chocolate with sprinkles (chocolate donut with chocolate frosting and sprinkles), one vanilla (vanilla donut with sprinkles), and one coconut chocolate. The donuts were very dense–I thought I would be able to eat 3 (the coconut one was for Ryan), but I was wrong. I was full almost halfway through my first donut. Oops. But I managed to eat 2.5 of them anyway (I don’t recommend doing this). The texture was soft and not dry at all. They were pretty big too!
I was shocked by the variety of donuts offered and wish I had room to try more…The flavors included the classics (chocolate, vanilla), but also included unique flavors like churro, banana, and blueberry earl grey. I also really liked how the donuts were baked and not fried. Greasy and fried foods bothered my stomach so I loved these baked donuts.
Location-wise, Fonuts in located in West Hollywood. Free valet parking is available behind the shop. If you are looking for lunch beforehand, I highly recommend Hugo’s, which is very celiac knowledgable and only a few miles away. As a note, Fonuts closes at 5pm so be sure to pick up your donuts before then!!
Thank you, Fonuts, for being celiac safe and absolutely 100% heaven! We will be back!! ❤
**Please note that this review solely reflects my own honest opinion. I was neither paid nor compensated for my visit here. Also, kitchen protocols and menus can change at any time. Make sure to speak to the staff at any restaurant before eating to make sure that they can accommodate your dietary restriction.**