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Daily Candy

23rd August

Fonuts Cures Your Dessert Doldrums

Just Don’t Call Them Donuts

You caught the cupcake bug, fell hard for fro yo, and made shaved ice a religion.

Next stop on your tour du dessert? The fonut.

Snag one at Fonuts, the new bakery from pastry chef Waylynn Lucas (The Bazaar by José Andrés) and pal Nancy Truman. It opens tomorrow in a cheery, modern space (zinc counters, patent leather paneling) in West Hollywood.

The fluffy confections are like the donut’s hipper, healthier cousin, baked fresh daily using quality ingredients, limited sugar, and seasonal fruit. Choose from original, gluten-free, and yeast-raised varieties in flavors like strawberry buttermilk, maple bacon, and the must-try banana and chocolate. Grab a cup of organic milk or Lamill coffee, perch yourself on a stool at the communal wood counter, and dunk ’til you drop.

It’s the holey trinity.

Read more: http://www.dailycandy.com/los-angeles/article/107220/Fonuts-West-Hollywood-Baked-Goods



Eater

23rd August

The Full Reveal Inside fōnuts, Opening Tomorrow

After last week’s sneak peek inside, here now the full final reveal of fōnuts, the joint bakery collaboration between pastry chef Waylynn Lucas (The Bazaar, Patina) and partner, voice actor Nancy Truman.

Firstly, fōnuts opens tomorrow so plan accordingly. And the fōnuts or faux (baked) donuts, first sampled at Taste of the Nation, come in flavors like Peanut Butter & Jelly, Strawberry with strawberry yogurt glaze, gluten-free Banana Chocolate, vegan/gluten-free lemon, Rosemary Olive Oil, Maple Bacon and Chorizo & Cheddar. So, yes, both sweet and savory. Also expect some seasonal selections, like this fall one will find Pumpkin-squash, Ginger, and Chocolate Peppermint fōnuts.

The cafe itself is pretty small, previously serving as Kiss My Bundt on the corner of Third and Crescent Heights. There’s some counter seating against a wall with half a dozen stools, otherwise …



KTTV Fox LA

3rd August

Fonuts: Better Than Doughnuts?

West Hollywood – There are all sorts of doughnuts… raised donuts, cake donuts, jelly donuts, donut holes… but have you ever heard of the fonut?

Read more: Fonuts: Better Than Doughnuts?: MyFoxLA.com



LA Times

19th April

Baked-doughnut shop (fōnuts) set to open in June on West 3rd Street

Fōnuts. As in faux-nuts.

As in doughnuts that aren’t fried, but baked. Either way … Mmmmm, doughnuts.

Pastry chef Waylynn Lucas, who recently left the Bazaar by José Andrés and formerly worked at Patina, and her partner, voice actor Nancy Truman, plan to open their fōnut and coffee shop in the former Kiss My Bundt space on West 3rd Street. Its official name is (fōnuts), with the parentheses. Its planned opening date is National Doughnut Day, which is June 3.

The fōnut is the brainchild of Truman, born of wheat-free banana bread batter that found its way into doughnut pans. Enter Truman’s longtime friend Lucas, who has plans to take the fōnut to the next level.

“I’m using different methods of steaming and baking at high heat to replicate the light and fluffy texture of a …