Waffle Donuts, AKA Wow-Nuts, at DK’s Donuts
This Santa Monica cafe came up with its own version of the Cronut, so it’s only fair it takes on Chicago’s wonut, a deep-fried waffle-donut hyprid that apparently the world needs right now. It’s a blend of donut and waffle dough that’s put in a traditional waffle iron and then dropped in a vat of oil to deep-fry it before being smothered in all sorts of toppings, from cinnamon sugar to glaze and cream cheese frosting, chocolate sprinkles, nuts, whipped cream - the works. They come in red velvet, original and even ube (Filipino purple yam), and you can customize it yourself or take one of the wacky combinations they come up with. Buy it by the slice or whole.