On the second day of our weekend in LA we woke up bright and early to head for Grand Central Market in downtown LA, a downtown landmark since 1917. There were quite a few spots I was very interested in stopping at and thankfully Grand Central Market definitely has a wide range of cuisines and cultures, which excited me. First on my stops was G&B Coffee, since it was close to triple digits that weekend, the only thing on my mind was a cold brew coffee. The people serving up the coffee were not pretentious at all, which I always appreciate from a coffee shop. They had a steady flow of regulars, another good sign. My cold brew was really rich and bold and was perfection with a splash of half & half as well as their big block ice cubes.
A few months ago these donuts started popping up on my Instagram feed from a new gourmet donut shop called, Nomad Donuts located in North Park, San Diego. I needed to learn more about the source so I started following @nomaddonuts myself on Instagram, which was dangerous but very helpful because they post each day’s donut menu the night before. That leaves me to often dream about their unique flavors, like Blood Orange Meringue, Ube Taro Coconut, Thai Tea donut holes, and “Good ‘ol Donuts” like Vanilla Bean glazed donuts. Each day they also offer a few different flavors of Vegan donuts, which I have ordered and really enjoyed. In addition to donuts, Nomad also offers espresso and coffee from Zumbar Coffee, plus teas and lemonade. Continue reading