Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Astro's Doughnuts & Fried Chicken (Downtown LA)

Doughnuts. We can't get enough of them. The popular DC-based Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is now open in downtown LA. It's been named one of the best donut shops in America, so of course I had to try them! And I tried quite a few of them ..
Astro Doughnuts

Astro's has a selection of three hot cake doughnuts that will be made fresh to order, and you don't want to miss these. I got the Nutella hot cake doughnut (but it was a tough choice between this and maple bacon).
Astro Doughnuts
You have to get one of these made-to-order donuts if you have time to eat in the store! Warm donut with melted Nutella. So good! I'm normally a fan of yeast donuts more than cake donuts, but this was an exceptionally good cake donut.

Made-to-order donuts aside, Astro's doughnuts are made fresh in small batches throughout the day, and their batter is never frozen. Look out for their special seasonal flavors, like this Chocolate Banana Daiquiri filled with banana custard
Astro Doughnuts

One of Astro's more popular donuts, and one that was listed as one of America's best is the creme brulee doughnut. You get the crunchy bruleed sugar as the glaze and it is filled with custard - definitely worth trying.
Astro Doughnuts

I'm also a big fan of the PB & J, which was pleasantly not too sweet and topped with peanuts. The texture of the yeast donut itself was just right, pillowy with the right amount of chew.
Astro Doughnuts
Astro's also sells fried chicken and wings, which shouldn't be missed. Our favorite was the Korean BBQ Wings. The batter on the wings was nice and crispy, and the sweet and spicy sauce was quite addicting.
Astro Doughnuts
They have fried chicken sandwiches, which you can opt to have on a donut or a biscuit. I wanted to mix things up a bit and had it on a cheddar biscuit. Next time I have to try it on a donut!
Astro Doughnuts
Astro often has seasonal flavors - you can get the pumpkin pie doughnut or candied apple through the end of this month.

photo credit: Scott Suchman for Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken 
Even though LA already has quite a few of good donut shops, I say we can't have too many, especially when they all focus on different specialties and flavors, right? Astro's doughnuts are definitely a strong contender as one of the city's best and the hot made-to-order donut is a great option to have! Grab a dozen plus some sriracha wings and you have yourself a great party.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
516 W 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-7876
Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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