Fresh donuts, no more than an hour old. That's the guarantee at Costa Mesa's Sidecar Doughnuts, which leaked today that it's planning a Santa Monica location that will debut in the fall. The nine-month old artisanal donut shop tucked away in a strip mall constructs creative sweets like sticky toffee pudding, huckleberry, and meyer lemon curd, all of which must be replaced after an hour or 90 minutes, depending on the type. And the Madagascar vanilla twist, just sweet enough, and tangy from the yeast dough, would convert any Krispy Kreme acolyte.
While it's not often than an O.C. concept makes it way up north (such as Zinc Cafe), the owners of Sidecar feel they've done well over the past year and are ready to step up to the "big leagues" of L.A. After a Santa Monica spot, they'll look toward opening place in Downtown or Brentwood. And those "hour-old" donuts? They all get donated to a local food bank. [EaterWire]