I’ve been hearing from surprised readers who noticed that Krispy Kreme has vanished from its corner location at Wilshirie and Euclid in Santa Monica. You may recall that KK was a sensation some years back, with people waiting in long lines to secure the pillowy treats. I’m not sure what the cause was, but donut competition in Santa Monica is fierce: Dunkin’ Donuts, Sidecar, and an upcoming Randy’s Donuts are all within blocks.
Most people in L.A, never liked their donuts and Dunkin is on a tear right now.
I never got my free Covid donut.
Randy’s Donuts (yes, the same one with the big donut on the roof) is taking over the Krispy Kreme spot.
Whoops. Sorry, not in the same space as Krispy Kreme!
I love Krispy Kreme donuts and the SM location was perfect, as it also offered Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf drinks. According to their website, the SM location is listed as a “Temporary Closure” (https://www.krispykreme.com/locate/location-search?location=90404); I’ll take that with a grain of salt. At least there are still other Krispy Kreme locations within driving distance.