Third Culture Bakery, with locations in Colorado and California, is a queer and immigrant-owned bakery best known for its original mochi muffin and mochi donuts.
In celebration of the upcoming National Donut Day, the bakery wants to share its unique flavors with customers. On Friday, June 4, Third Culture Bakery will give a free mystery flavor mochi donut with each transaction while supplies last at all three of its locations. Its butter mochi donuts are gluten-free as they are made with mochiko rice flour.
Third Culture Bakery offers donuts glazed in flavors like guava, matcha, ube and others inspired by the flavors steeped in the cultures of founders and partners Sam Butarbutar and Wenter Shyu’s families from Indonesia and Taiwan. The donuts can be paired with a matcha beverage like the strawberry lychee matcha latte.
In addition to their matcha beverages and mochi donuts and muffins, the founders serve up social justice, human rights and welcoming spaces for people to feel safe. In response to the violence against AAPI communities during the coronavirus pandemic, they began putting together safety kits to give out to vulnerable AAPI, Black and LGBTQ+ communities. The safety kits include pepper spray and an alarm. To date, they’ve raised $50,00 and have orders for more than 12,000 kits.