Downtown LA’s doughnut game is about to get a whole lot better. Starting tomorrow, fans of the historic 48-year-old Donut Man way out on Route 66 in Glendora can get the shop’s signature fruit-stuffed delicacies from a brand new stall inside Grand Central Market, the century-old open-air marketplace that spans half a city block between Hill and Broadway.
News of the Donut Man’s expansion into Grand Central Market first surfaced in November of last year, with an opening originally planned for February of this year. The pandemic, rolling lockdowns, and ongoing protests over police brutality slowed the iconic shop’s arrival, but now the first day of service is here. Starting tomorrow, fans can queue up (safely, of course) for boxes of fresh doughnuts and tiger tails.
Hours for the Jim and Miyoko Nakano-owned doughnut stand run 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. What’s more, for tomorrow’s grand opening the company is giving away a free sprinkle doughnut to the first 100 diners in line.
The Donut Man at Grand Central Market. 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.