Oh, the sweet convenience!
Head down to Grand Central Market tomorrow for the Donut Man’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, where the first 100 guests will get a free sprinkle doughnut, according to their Instagram post! The legendary Glendora shop and home of the original fresh strawberry-filled doughnuts, were set to expand to their second location in February this year, but a pandemic got in the way.
Now Angelenos won’t have to trek all the way to Glendora to get their hands on these beloved L.A. treats. The mom-and-pop shop with a cult following has been serving up massive glazed doughnuts stuffed with a mountain of ripe strawberries for over 50 years and pretty soon, locals won’t have to make the road-trip (which is about 30-minutes south-east of DTLA) to satisfy their craving.
Come February 2020, the Donut Man will land its own stall inside of the historic Grand Central Market landing itself right next to other well-known L.A. offerings like Eggslut and Villa Moreliana.
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Store owner Jim Nakano began the business back in 1972 with his wife, after giving up his department store manager position; his decision to open a donut shop stemmed from his childhood infatuation with Helm Bakery truck doughnut. Two years later, a friend and nearby strawberry farmer came to him with the idea of implementing strawberries into his delicious pastry to avoid all of the extra fruit going to waste – and thus, the mouthwatering fan favorite was born!
Though the original shop is open 24/7, the Grand Central Market location will be open from 7 am to 10 pm daily.
Location: 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013. See it on Google maps.
Also published on Medium.