Nomad Donuts Unveils New Location & Supports Local Cause On December 13

December 5, 2016

San Diego’s Nomad Donuts is opening the doors to its highly anticipated second location in support of a good cause! On Tuesday, December 13, from 6 to 9pm, Nomad Donuts invites guests to discover its forthcoming location at North Park’s University Avenue and Illinois Street and enjoy donuts, drinks, live music and mixing and mingling with neighbors all to benefit academic initiatives for homeless youth.

During Nomad's free-to-attend evening, guests can purchase donuts at only $2 each including the purple-hued ube taro donut (a longtime fan favorite since Nomad Donuts’ initial opening in 2014), coffee maple, haupia custard-filled, jam-filled and a special cotton candy-topped donut in collaboration with Get Fluffed Up. San Diegans can peruse the 3,100 square foot space while viewing early floor plans for the new shop, sipping pours of local craft beers from Fall Brewing, participating in a raffle and listening to live music by participants of the David’s Harp Foundation, with more than half the night’s earnings going to benefit the non-profit.

"We’ve always been involved in the community and are looking forward to this event," said Nomad Donuts owner Brad Keiller. "The building is a landmark of North Park and through holding this open house event we’re going to give the community a glimpse of the before and after while benefiting a great cause. The David’s Harp Foundation is so important, because youth are our future. By taking action to support these kids we are simultaneously shaping our future."

The David’s Harp Foundation is a non-profit with a mission to inspire, educate and empower "at-risk" and homeless youth to achieve academic success through music education, sound engineering and multimedia production. Beyond providing a safe, creative environment for high school aged, at-risk youth during critical after-school hours, David’s Harp Foundation trains youth in state-of-the-art media production methods, as well as music theory, music composition and recording application. The goal of the program is to expose youth to multimedia production while developing their creative talents and positively influencing overall academic achievement.

"It always amazes me when neighborhood businesses give of their time and products to support our students," commented David’s Harp Foundation founder Brandon Steppe. "Brad and Nomad Donuts have been partnering with us for more than a year now, donating donuts to support our student's events. Nomad Donuts is not just a business. They are a neighbor whose actions demonstrate their care for the underserved youth of our community."

Nomad Donuts second location will be an expanded and evolved version of its original 670-square foot shop on 30th Street near Normal Heights. Upon its expected Spring 2017 opening, fans will be able to enjoy Nomad’s eclectic donuts and coffee alongside new additions like house-made Montreal style bagels, sandwiches, beer, wine and a pop-up savory and sweet bakery section. Given more square footage, Nomad Donuts’ second location will offer indoor and outdoor seating and will stay open all day. Executive Chef Kristianna Zabala, former winner of Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown, handcrafts every donut using small batch ingredients from farmers’ markets, produce from community retailers and cage free, organic eggs - and has led the shop to being named one of the top donut shops in the nation by The New York Post.

Nomad Donuts’ open house fundraiser with David’s Harp Foundation is all ages and free to attend. For more information, visit