By Dorte Lambert – Food Enthusiast
Hot, crunchy, sugary, sometimes with cinnamon, with a scent of what I believe heaven
must smell like.
They are always at the county fair, usually at ball parks, Disneyland has them. A treat
we all look forward to when we go to these venues. On one recent friday eve, my chef
friend and fellow eater Dennis and I were eating at one of our new favorite taco trucks
on the conner of Venice and La Brea. After devouring El Pastor tacos and a chorizo quesidilla, we needed a dessert.
Churros Calientes has a “land-line” location in West LA and trucks that park on city
streets that serve up delicious hot fresh churros. We went to the location on Santa
Monica Blvd. A small and cozy establishment with very welcoming service. They have
indoor/outdoor tables. We sat inside and the waiter/owner asked our names, saying “I
don’t think I have seen you here before, welcome!”.
Their concept is dedicated to organic when possible and environmentally friendly. They
use fresh and natural ingredients and “forge into new territory when it comes to use of
recyclable reusable and biodegradable packaging and disposal.
They do have a small menu of panini, bocadillos, fresh soups and salads but on this
evening it was all about the churros. We were served cups of thick hot chocolate made
with organic cacao beans and beautiful thin golden churros showered in organic sugar.
Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. We dipped the churro in the chocolate and
true to form, heavenly delicious.
There are topping and fillings like dulce de leche, strawberry, guava and sweet
condensed milk. I’m a purest, however I do think I will try the other choices just to make
sure they are good. It’s a tough job, but I am willing to take one for the team.
Contributor: Dorte Lambert – Food Enthusiast