The uber-popular Highland Park sweet spot Donut Friend is now serving in the Historic Core. The vegan-friendly shop opened a space on Broadway on Jan. 22.

Donut Friend boasts a long list of colorful and out-there concepts including the Polar Berry Club and a lineup of offerings named for punk and post-punk bands, including the Fudgegazi, Rites of Sprinkles and the GG Almond.

According to the shop’s website, the most popular choice is the Strawberrylab, a donut filled with whipped cream, strawberries and topped with chocolate glaze.

Donut Friend is the brainchild of Mark Trombino, a former drummer for punk outfit Drive Like Jehu who has also produced records for bands including Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182.

Hours are 6 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday, and 6 a.m.-10 p.m. on Friday-Saturday.  

At 543 S. Broadway, (213) 995-6191 or

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