Okay, I haven’t tried the fried chicken yet, but I’m already a fan of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken on 6th Street between Grand and Olive. The other day we finally stopped in Astros to get a donut (or is it doughnut? I don’t know.) As soon as you walk in, there they are… all laid out looking fresh and delicious. Each one calling your name! Well, choosing just one is kinda impossible. Peanut Butter & Jelly, Vanilla Glazed, Maple Bacon or Creme Brulee? Oh, wait, there are more… Blueberry Lemon Thyme, Root Beer, Birthday Cake or Cherry Pie?
Each donuts costs between $2.50 and $3.50. After a mini-debate, we decided that the 3 of us would get 4 donuts and split them. My favorite was the Root Beer (and I really didn;t want to share it). It’s a cream filled donut that tastes like… yes, root beer. OMG, it was so good. My friends were gasping over the Peanut Butter & Jelly and the Cherry Pie, but we loved the Vanilla Glazed too. I don’t think you can make a bad choice.
I can’t wait to go back and order a Friend Chicken Sandwich with Sausage Gravy! If the fried chicken is half as good as the donuts, watch out. You need to take a walk over to Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken and check this place out. Yes, walk! You will need to burn the calories on the walk home.
ASTRO DOUGHNUS & FRIED CHICKEN 516 W. 6th Street (between Grand and Olive) 213.622.7867 astrodoughnuts.com