The brainchild of gluten-free baking wizard Nancy Truman, fōnuts debuted in August ’11 with a mission to elevate the coffee and donut experience into loftier and tastier realms. Always baked and never fried, fōnuts replicate the classic old-fashioned donut taste you know and love, but give it a modern spin, featuring gluten-free and vegan options. With a focus on natural ingredients and simple, clean recipes, Nancy’s creations accentuate the deliciousness of every fōnut bite.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nancy Truman has cultivated a 20-year career as a voice actor, while currently a regular in the hit television show “Handy Mandy” on the Disney Channel. With the recent discovery of her passion for self-expression through baking, Nancy, who is gluten-intolerant, began reworking traditional dessert recipes to suit her dietary needs. Using all natural ingredients, without the wheat and gluten, Nancy made it her mission to create gluten-free desserts that are as decadent and flavorful as the original. A few years ago, with the growing awareness of gluten allergies nationwide, Nancy began selling her aptly titled Ba-Nancy Bread at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market. Thinking people might not want a whole traditional loaf, she started using doughnut baking pans and named them “fōnuts”. In 2011, Nancy opened the fōnuts bakery on west Third Street, as modern take on the classic doughnut & coffee shop, where she focused on elevating the shop’s gluten-free products.