There've been a flurry of major vegan-themed events around our region in recent years, from beer-focused festivals to the always popular vegan chili showdown in Burbank each winter.
Finding a day-to-day vegan shop, though, is also exciting for the person following a plant-based way of eating, a place that has delish foodstuffs on a daily basis. That excitement grows as thick as frosting on a cakey donut, though, when the shop is all about donut goodness.
Whether donuts are one of the basic building blocks on the tree of amazing edibles (they are) is up to personal opinion, but the fact that Donut Farm, a new vegan donut shop in Silver Lake, has some fascinating flavors is not.
Wait, did we just really say that donuts might *not* be on the tree of amazing edibles? Strike that, it is.
As for the Donut Farm's flavor roster, look for Whiskey Tangerine Fig, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel, and Matcha Green Tea. (All vegan, yep yep.)
The Sunset Junction spot also sports a vegan organic coffee bar, and all organic ingredients in its sweets.
If the name is ringing a bell -- and some of those unusual flavors -- then you might have seen Donut Farm donuting-up The Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco, or Oakland or Berkeley. The vegan eats have been a mainstay in Northern California for nearly a decade now.
Is the Silver Lake location the first Southern California donutry for the brand? It is.
Is the web site a little on the retro side? It may make your vintage web-loving heart flutter with its old-school vibe: Check it out. (The company winkingly calls it "ye olde fashioned web site," which has us hoping that other trendsetters will go back a few years for their online profiles.)
Will more veganeries pop up, now that chili and beer and donuts are making a stand? That, dear diners, is a pretty much a certainty.