Fried chicken and doughnuts (or donuts if you’re not feeling so fancy) is such a beautiful combination that almost seems like the two were destined to be. The dynamic duo is something amazing like milk and cookies or the Virgin Mary and her donkey. Whoever brought those items together gets nothing but credit and acclaim in my book. When it comes to fried chicken and donuts, I’ve had my share of delicious variations. As of today, Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken is bringing the happy merger together to Downtown Los Angeles.
This delicious union was started in Washington, D.C. by childhood friends Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern. With the growing popularity of the shop on the east coast, the two opened a location on 6th Street in the center of Los Angeles and locals like me couldn’t be happier. To see the nicely lit shop with fun branding along the walls made me want to order everything possible within my reach. I didn’t, but I was tempted to do so.
Instead, I simply ordered a few items and kept quiet.
I started with a half-dozen of their donuts. To open the black box and see a selection of donuts from Vanilla Glazed ($2.75), Maple Bacon ($3.50), to Crème Brulee ($3.50) was like getting the tastiest birthday present! The donuts were incredibly soft, rich, and the best level of lick your fingers sticky. I found that out of the variety pack I ordered, the best one was the Crème Brulee. The taste was so dynamic and delightful that I would be incredibly content with an entire box alone.
Once I pulled myself away from the donuts, I dove into the fried chicken. I ordered 2 Pieces White ($8) and 5 Chicken Fingers ($8.25). I really liked how crispy and nicely fried the chicken was, the juicy flavor of the white meat, and how it was gently seasoned. The chicken tasted delicious and I loved how they were paired with such great sauces. I kept it original with BBQ and then added a nice kick with a Sirracha buffalo sauce.
Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken has done a great job at merging two great pieces of food. Sweet doughnuts and crispy fried chicken are a great way to get all the sweet and savory you could ask for from one place. From the donuts and fried chicken I had, I think Angelenos will have another great place to eat!
Address: 516 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone: (213) 622-7876
Hours: Sunday – 10:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday – 7:30am to 5:30pm, and Saturday – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Social: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Food tastes great
- Friendly staff
- Structure or street parking only