Fusion: the merging of different elements into a union
Fusion food has always been an experiment of two or more different cultures melding to create a new style of food pairing. Some fusion cuisine has succeeded, such as Korean and Mexican (Kogi Truck), while others, not so well (none worth mentioning). However, what do you call something that not only looks amazing, but blows the top of your mind to outer space and then some because of the brilliance of its creation? You call it a cronut and you can find an amazing selection of them at SK's Donuts & Croissants.
Located conveniently next to the glamour and glitz of The Grove in Los Angeles, this tiny shop of amazing looks nothing like its celebrity infused neighbors; at least the exterior. Fortunately, like real beauty, the true brilliance of this donut shop is what lies within, not out. The interior is nothing to write home about. In fact, you might wonder how such a plain looking donut shop could be the talk of the town. Luckily, within the range of view, standing proudly as fashionable mannequins in designer stores, are glass cases presenting a plethora of donuts, croissants, and they're love child: cronuts. What is a cronut you might ask? A cronut is a donut made with the multiple layers of a croissant. The sweetness and crisp of a donut are fused with the complexity of positive and negative space within the layers of this crunchy treat. Each bite invokes a happiness where words are useless. The best way to express the first bite would be what it feels like to fall in love for the first time. Like your first kiss with someone who loves you too. Like a really great workout and now you can eat whatever you want. It really is that amazing. Even with all the hype, this mythological-legend-come-to-life-food doesn't disappoint. You'll be left breathless, heavy, and engorged in luxury. You'll want more, letting your eyes get larger than your stomach, but because of the pure decadence and richness of flavors from one cronut, you'll not need more than one. However, if you are a viking at eating, there is a great amount of selection. They range from just an original glaze to a Nutella & vanilla cream stuffed cronut which is like swimming in a sea of silk. However, if you're a fan of non-fusion treats, they also have maple bacon donuts (with real bacon bits on top), blueberry donuts, and red velvet donuts.
If you find yourself around Mid-City West of Los Angeles with a hankerin' for something amazing and wonderful without breaking your wallet, SK's Donuts & Croissants is where it's at. Every bite will be legendary and you'll leave satisfied. You might sweat butter later from the decadence of what you ate, but you'll also leave with a giant smile glazed with sugar you'll wear proudly the rest of the day.
SK's Donuts & Croissants
5850 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036