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Sidecar Doughnuts Hits the Sweet Spot in Santa Monica on November 17

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More Westside doughnuts for your enjoyment.

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The city of Santa Monica won’t have to wait much longer for Sidecar Doughnuts to pull up, as the Orange County sweets shop plots a November 17 opening. That’s good news for anyone who’s been following along since last year when the expansion was first announced, and it immediately makes the Westside a hub (along with Blue Star Donuts in Venice) for the city’s best doughnut shop options.

The sure-to-be-packed Sidecar location sits next to both a Juice Served Here and an inbound Mendocino Farms, but will certainly draw the longest lines of the three. Thankfully interior architects Otto Design Group were prepared, crafting a long space that keeps order to flow while still letting the product shine. Funky tile flooring reflects off of one lone, mirrored wall, giving the place a feel of airiness, while out front some small seating is available from a simple patio.

Otherwise it’s all doughnuts all the time, with the usual assortment of market-driven flavors and offbeat options. Much like their Costa Mesa original, expect seasonal tastes like pumpkin spice cake doughnuts, plus constants like their iconic huckleberry option, maple bacon, and vanilla bean twist. What really separates Sidecar is their policy of making fresh doughnuts throughout the day.

Sidecar Doughnuts opens at the 631 Wilshire complex on November 17, and will keep daily all-day hours thereafter.

Sidecar Doughnuts
631 Wilshire Blvd.Santa Monica, CA