Zoom zoom! Hello Kitty rolled 🚗 into Rolling Hills Plaza in Torrance recently to check out the new Sidecar Doughnuts.
First established in 2012; the Torrance location is the fourth Sidecar Doughnuts location. The other shops are Costa Mesa, Santa Monica and Del Mar.
Ever since their first shop in Costa Mesa; Sidecar Doughnuts has been committed to serving the “World’s Freshest Doughnut.” I (along with Hello Kitty 😉) saw this first hand when I visited the new Torrance location. This new location has a big window where visitors can see happy workers busy preparing fresh doughnuts. The doughnuts are fried in small batches every hour. Each doughnut has unique and delightful ingredients such as foraged huckleberries and Niman Ranch bacon. There’s even the the Basil Eggs Benrdict which has a poached egg and Benton’s ham.
This October was the perfect time for me to visit Sidecar Doughnuts because they have a Fall month specials featuring my favorite pumpkin! They have the Vegan Pumpkin Chai; a Vegan pumpkin cake doughnut, topped with warm-spiced vanilla chai glaze. There is also the Pumpkin Pie and Everything Nice; which is a bullseye doughnut, topped with pumpkin glaze, whipped mascarpone pumpkin mousse, house made ginger snap crumble, roasted & salted pepitas, and Vermont Maple Syrup.
The Pumpkin Pie and Everything Nice was my favorite. I loved how the pumpkin flavor simply exploded out of this delectable treat. The pumpkin mousse oozed out. I also liked the crunch that the ginger snap crumble and the pepitas gave.
Not only did their monthly specials include an ode to the pumpkin; they also had a special donut in honor of Filipino American History Month. Chef Chad Valencia of Lasa LA partnered with Sidecar Doughnuts to bring us all the Manila Vanilla Sweet Potato.
Sweet Potato in Tagalog is ‘Kamote,” Chef Valencia took inspiration from kamote cue a famous street snack in the Philippines and created this sweet potato & vanilla cake doughnut. He then topped it with brown butter-muscovado glaze and Maldon Sea Salt.
At first bite, I instantly tasted the sweet potato and my senses were transported back to the sweet streets of Manila.
Not only will you be treated to the best sweet potato doughnut when you purchase this but you will also be helping a good cause. A portion of proceeds of every doughnut sold goes to Immigrant Families Together.
Alongside the fresh doughnuts, Sidecar Doughnuts offers some fresh and tasty coffee too! Their lattes here are amazing. I tried the latte with Jacobsen sea salt caramel and this cup of Joe went well with the doughnuts.
You are sure to smile with Sidecar Doughnuts. Zoom zoom! Roll on over to Rolling Hills Plaza and check out the new Sidecar Doughnuts! I’ll be sure to be rollin in again soon. 🙂
For more smiles, please see my Yelp review