What to Know
Thursday, March 28
2309 Main Street in Santa Monica
Free Moon Pie doughnut on opening day
It's easy to feel pretty space-tastic over a perfectly constructed sweet.
After all, the right combination of frosting, well-made dough, and flavorful filling can send one's mouth straight to the stars, while lighting up their happiness center with a sun-like heat.
But if you want to get cosmic over a confection, you only need turn your flying saucer in the direction of Santa Monica, and Main Street, where the newest Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken location will open on March 28.
Yep, this is no surprise, but the super-official opening date hadn't yet been announced, nor the fact that people stopping by on day number one will score a fab freebie: a Moon Pie doughnut.
Gooey and galactic, in every tempting bite.
Also galactic? The brand-new, oh-so-mondo mural on the exterior of the shop, depicting an astronaut. (For sure, making him "reach" for a doughnut may be quite the trendy social snapshot for some time to come.)
Other opening day haps? If you stop by, you may possibly win free doughnuts for a year, if you get the Golden Doughnut. One will be given away, each hour, a yummy ticket for those year-long gratis doughnuts.
You can also try Astro's new CBD Doughnut, order a wine or beer or the Doughnut Grilled Cheese (it's on the vegetarian part of the menu).
The shop opens at 7:30 a.m. and shutters at 3 p.m., so arrive early for your Moon Pie, your astronaut snapshot, and to be in the running for the hourly Golden Doughnut.
And is the DTLA Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken still going sweet 'n strong? It is, as are the shops back in Virginia and Washington D.C., where the company got its start.