Friday, June 5, 2015

National Doughnut Day: Get Your Free Doughnuts (or Donuts) in Los Angeles

California Donuts in Koreatown (Instagram)

National Doughnut Day (or Donut Day) is back! It's time to indulge in more than our fair share of the tasty dessert.

As you might know, the day got its official start thanks to the Salvation Army, which launched the hallowed holiday in 1938 to bring more attention to its social services. What inspired the day was the volunteers who handed out coffee and donuts to the troops fighting in World War I.

To celebrate, you can grab a free donut at a couple locations around Los Angeles, primarily in Santa Monica, where Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts are a donut's throw away from each other.

Krispy Kreme is offering free donuts all day, no purchase necessary. And Dunkin' Donuts is offering a free donut with the purchase of a drink. (Bring on the coffee, too!) Just one per customer, though. Don't expect to walk out with a free dozen.

For those of you who want to explore outside of the national chains, why not try these LA newbies and favorites. (These, however, are not free):

Donut Friend in Highland Park (Instagram)

California Donuts -- 3540 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90020

Donut Friend -- 5107 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts -- Farmers Market, 6333 West 3rd Street #450, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Randy's Donuts -- 805 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301

ICDC -- 7454 1/2 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

DK's Donuts -- 1614 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Donut Snob -- Various locations, including Tiago, Food + Lab, The Bonaventure Lobby Cafe

ICDC, aka Ice Cream * Doughnuts * Coffee (Instagram)
DK's Donuts in Santa Monica (Instagram)
Donut Snob (Instagram)

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