Doughnuts and fried chicken are some of most popular foods in America, why not get them both at the same place? Introducing Astro: Doughnuts and Fried Chicken. (They also sell sandwiches.) Recently, I went to downtown Los Angeles to shoot some pictures for a photography assignment. (I will be posting all of the images I took for this assignment when it is done.) With downtown LA being super crowded that day due to the multitude of events going on, I found street parking near Astro: Doughnuts and Fried Chicken on W. 6th St. in between S. Grand Ave. and S. Olive St. near Perishing Square. Just driving around looking for parking, Astro caught my eye. I wanted to check it out, and so I did after taking my pictures. When I walked in, it was a bit different from other stores. The first thing I noticed is that not many of the employees smiled or greeted me at the door. Only one did, and there were about two or three other employees working in the front. Most of them simply looked up and went back to their work. Aside from that, the store itself was small. There were about three tables in front of the cashier and two window seats. The two of the three tables seated up to four people, and the other only seated two. The maximum capacity for Astro was only about 74 people. But that's enough about the environment. Let's get to the food.
I had gotten a Strawberry Rhubarb which was a doughnut with strawberry glaze and powdered sugar and something else. I don't exactly know what it was, but I know it doesn't have peanuts for all my readers with peanut allergies. I really loved the donut because unlike most doughnuts, it didn't have such a sweet taste. It was lighter on the sugar and didn't feel like junk food. (Does that make sense?) The doughnut was so fluffy and I think it was baked rather than fried. I enjoyed it very much. In addition to the doughnut, I got five pieces of chicken fingers. I though they would be small and not have a lot of meat because everything is getting more expensive, but nope. I was wrong. There was a lot of white meat in the chicken fingers and they were quite big. The best part is that the chicken fingers were fresh out of the fryer. They were also very good. They had a nice crunch to it when bitting into it. The only problem I had was that the breading had a lot of pepper in it. I'm not a huge fan of having a lot of pepper in my food, so if there were less pepper, I could have given these chicken fingers a 10/10.
There are some interesting options at Astro: Donuts & Fried Chicken, so if you would like, you should definitely check it out. There are only two stores in the US: one in DTLA and one in Washington DC. (Sorry to the people who don't live in those areas and were interested in checking it out.)
If you want to see the full menu and more reviews on this little donut and fried chicken joint, I linked their Yelp page and official website down below. Thanks for reading this week's blog post.
You could find more information at...
their website: astrodoughnuts.com/
their Yelp page: www.yelp.com/biz/astro-doughnuts-and-fried-chicken-los-angeles?osq=Astro+Donuts+and+Fried+Chicken
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