Donut Farm’s rocky start in Silver Lake; vegan pulled pork in Eagle Rock; Individual Medley’s makeover in Atwater


Vegan donuts have officially rolled into Silver Lake by way of Donut Farm, although its Feb. 13 launch was a bumpy one, its website reports. The donuts did not meet expectations and some were given away at the grand opening. But after a day or two of fine-tuning, the Donut Farm team achieved the same standards as the donuts from its home base in San Francisco. Donut Farm is owned by Pepples Organic Donuts and serves cake and raised donuts, plus it offers a vegan coffee bar. Donut Farm is located on the 2600 block of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.

In other Shopper & Diner News:

  • The vegan deli nestled inside the Organix health foods market in Eagle Rock has been named one of Los Angeles’ best, according to LA Weekly. The deli primarily offers plant-based burgers, burritos and tacos. Organix’s crown jewel is the Puerco, or pulled “pork” sandwich. It’s made of jackfruit, requiring 10 steps to prepare, and comes with barbecue sauce, slaw and pickles on ciabatta bread. Organix is located on the 1700 block of Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock.
  • Dough Box Pizza & Bread is gearing up to introduce its Chicago-style deep dish pies to the Eastside on March 2, Eater LA reports. Founded by Alexandra Gonzalez of Hollywood Pies and Tony Hernandez of Bread Lounge and Proof, Dough Box will start as a pick-up-and-delivery-only concept, with its hours of operation being 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eventually, the pizzeria will offer seating and all-day hours. Its main hub is in City Terrace, with runners delivering pizzas five miles out. Dough Box Pizza & Bread is located on the 1500 block of Fishburn Avenue in City Terrace.
  • The facelift of Atwater Village’s Individual Medley is an eye popper, Racked LA reports. The space is brighter and airier in its new found, bright-white glory and there’s a new, yurt-like installation around the cash wrap that was designed by local artist Jay Nelson. More changes are also coming, including custom furniture from designer Stephen Kenn and the addition of fitting rooms. Individual Medley stocks men’s and women’s wear, accessories, gifts, cards, beauty products and home goods. Individual Medley is located on the 3100 block of Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village.

Cecilia Padilla-Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999

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