Known for its taro-based doughnuts, tropical flavors, and sustainability-minded ethos, Holey Grail Donuts opens its first brick-and-mortar shop in Los Angeles this Saturday, December 17 at 2441 Main Street in Santa Monica. Founded in Hawaii by siblings Hana and Nile Dreiling in 2018, the company recently raised $9 million through venture capital financing. (Notable investors include pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, Third Eye Blind singer Stephan Jenkins, and Meadowood chef Christopher Kostow, among others.) The new 1,000-square-foot store is the first of two planned LA outlets, with the second location in Larchmont scheduled to open next year. Holey Grail currently operates stores in Hanalei and Honolulu, plus food trucks in Waikiki and Los Angeles (for private events only).
As part of Saturday’s grand opening festivities, Holey Grail will be giving away one free cardamom-rose doughnut to each guest. The shop will also be selling a special doughnut made in collaboration with Jon Gray, the co-founder of Ghetto Gastro, featuring sorghum syrup, coconut charcoal, and honeycomb with 20 percent of sales benefiting Summaeverythang Community Center, an organization battling food insecurity in South LA.
Holey Grail is open Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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