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Donut Friend

5107 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
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Photo: Paul Bradley


  • Sun., Tue.-Thu., 7 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7 a.m.-midnight
  • $
  • Breakfast, Snack Food
  • Takeout
  • Street Parking
Donut Friend takes the doughnut game to the extreme, adding unexpected fillings and toppings such as manchego cheese, thyme, bacon and olive oil to more traditional components like jams, creams and glazes. The small shop, which spots a colorful mural of animals playing instruments and eating doughnuts on its back wall, is owned by Mark Trombino, a musician and record producer who made records with Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World, among many others.

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