what are today’s flavors?
We offer a selection of daily flavors that are available year round, as well as a monthly assortment of seasonal flavors. Monthly flavors change the first of each month and run the duration of that month. Flavors may vary depending on location, so please head to the “Menu” page for the Sidecar you are interested in visiting:
do you have gluten free or vegan options?
We offer a weekly gluten friendly flavor, but at this time do not have vegan doughnuts. Our gluten friendly option changes every Monday, and you can always find the current and upcoming flavors under the “Gluten Free” tab on our menu pages.
Our gluten friendly doughnuts are made with potato flour, rice flour, and tapioca flour. Depending on the flavor, some are also made with almond flour/extract (please be sure to ask your friendly doughnut server if the weekly flavor contains almond flour/extract if you have any allergy concerns!)
Please note that we are NOT a gluten free facility. While our gluten friendly flavors are made with gluten free ingredients, they are prepared in the same workspace and fryers as our regular ingredients.
do you have nutrition info on your doughnuts?
We do not have nutritional information available on any of our products. However, we can tell you that we only use the highest quality ingredients possible, never use any preservatives or artificial flavors, and make pretty much everything right in house!
what kind of oil do use to fry your doughnuts?
We fry our doughnuts in palm oil.
i want to place an order ahead of time — can i do that?
Of course! We can accommodate pre-orders of up to 5-dozen doughnuts via our website, using the online order form and guidelines.
Please be sure to read the guidelines in full prior to placing your order! Also, please note that all orders are on a first come, first served basis and are based on availability.
Do you offer discounts on larger orders/by the dozen?
We do not. Due to varying flavor prices, all doughnuts are priced individually, no matter the size of your order.
I need more than 5-dozen doughnuts — can you make an exception?
We wish we could, but sadly we cannot. Our doughnuts are prepared in small batches throughout the day, and our store locations have limited workspace, fryer, and storage capacity. As such, in order to keep up with storefront volume, the largest pre-order we can accommodate is 5-dozen.
I placed an order online and still have not heard back from anyone! Is my order confirmed?
If you placed your order via our website, please note that pre-orders are typically confirmed no later than the day prior to pick-up. If you are concerned about your order having been received, please contact the location from which you placed the order directly.
do you deliver?
At this time, we do not offer delivery, nor do we work directly with any of the delivery services like Postmates, Uber Eats, etc. While some of these sites will still allow you to order from Sidecar, please note that since we are not a partner restaurant, the menus represented on those sites may not be up to date. Please be sure to check our own menu pages before ordering to ensure the flavors you are looking to order are, in fact, currently offered!
Can you cater my wedding/office party/birthday/event?
While we do not offer any sort of on-site catering, The Sidecar Truck can be hired for your upcoming event! Please head to the Truck page for more info and to inquire about availability.
Additionally, if you are interested in simply serving our doughnuts at your event, we can accommodate pre-orders of up to 5-dozen doughnuts for pick-up from either store location. Head to our Order page to learn more.
do you do doughnut cakes?
We think they are super fun(!), but we do not do doughnut cakes. In the event that you would like to construct a cake made out of our doughnuts on your own, we can accommodate pre-orders of up to 5-dozen doughnuts for pick-up. You can get all the info on our pre-order guidelines (as well as place your order!) ORDER HERE.
what about mini dougnuts?
We love everything mini (um, mini pigs, what?!), but so sorry, we do not offer mini doughnuts. However, might we suggest our Buttermilk Drops?
Our Buttermilk Drops are available by pre-order ONLY, and not available in store. Minimums apply and are dependent on the shop location from which you are ordering. Head to the Santa Monica, Costa Mesa, or Del Mar menu pages for more details, and then place your order HERE.
Can I order custom letters/numbers/colored doughnuts?
As much as we would love to, we are not able to do any sort of custom doughnuts. We only offer what is on our current daily/monthly menu.
i love your coffee — can i buy it from you by the bag?
Why, yes, you can! We carry our own signature blend espresso as well as a rotating selection of single origin roasts available for purchase by the bag in any of our shop locations.
I don’t live in Southern California — do you ship doughnuts? Or those cool coffee mugs/tees/pins/etc.?
Due to our commitment to freshness, we do not ship our doughnuts. Also, unfortunately at this time, our online shop is not quite up and running, so we cannot ship any retail items. But hey – what a great excuse to visit Southern California!
Do you have gift cards?
Yup! We have gift cards available in any denomination at all of our store locations. Please visit us in Costa Mesa, Santa Monica, or Del Mar to pick one up! If you do not live in the area, and would like to order a gift card for someone who is, please email us and we would be happy to help mail one to that special someone!
I want to bring a Sidecar to my hometown — do you franchise?
Thanks so much for loving us so much that you want to bring us to your hometown! However, we are not quite at the franchise stage of our business plan. When we get there, we will update the website with all the pertinent information.