peak los angeles in cute donut form

What could be more LA than baked gluten free and vegan donuts? Fōnuts is like the incarnation of everything Los Angeles loves. Donuts (yes we love donuts), dietary restrictions, and having an outpost in the Valley.

So you might be thinking, ok it’s cool that these donuts are “enlightened” and not fried and whatnot, but that kinda ruins the whole point of donuts, right? Normally, I’d agree. I’m an all or nothing kind of person, when it comes to indulgences I either want the good stuff or nothing at all. But hear me out: fonuts are actually objectively good. Like I would pick it up over any regular donut. Don’t get me wrong, it tastes different from your typical donut (more like a lighter cake donut), but their flavors are always on point. Let’s be real, LA is pretty damn good at creating healthier foods that are tasty and crave-able.

The original location is on West 3rd Street, that strip that has all the trendy establishments. But like all good things in central LA, they also opened a location in Studio City to serve the hungry Valley population. Both are super cute and worth a stop by if you’re in the area.

the details


West 3rd: 8104 W 3rd St, Los Angeles
Studio City: 12065 Ventura Pl, Studio City

YelpWest 3rd | Studio City
Hours8am – 5pm every day
Price$$ – fonuts are $4.50, a dozen for $51
Aestheticsimple, ever so slightly retro cute in a pinterest-y way

good to know

Go here for: a donut fix that you’ll (kinda) feel good about

Order this: the blueberry earl grey fonut ($4.50) is a personal favorite, strong bias toward their fruity flavors. Also if you can’t commit to one flavor, they have mini fonuts ($1.75) in a few flavors.

Amount of time to spend: they do have some seating, but it’s more of a to-go spot.

When to come: no judgment on when you choose to fill that donut craving.


  • Beverly Grove: Not great. It’s usually tough to find parking on West 3rd unless it’s a weekday morning. The residential streets have pretty strict limits so be sure to triple check the signs.
  • Studio City: Not quite as bad, you can usually find parking in the nearby residential streets, and there’s fairly high turnover for the meters on Ventura Place.


Other things to note: 

  • If you’re in a hurry, you can call in your order ahead and pick up at either location.
  • If you have dietary restrictions, know that they donuts are all gluten free but not all vegan, so double check to make sure, they’re all pretty clearly labeled.
  • They also serve ice cream, if you’re looking for even more indulgence (fonut sundae!)

Last visited: February 2019

Last updated: March 2019

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