Louks Greek Baby Donuts brings modern take to Greek dessert

Chef “Dino Marougas hopes to bring a modern take on a classic Greek sweet to Downey. Photo by Alex Dominguez

Chef “Dino Marougas hopes to bring a modern take on a classic Greek sweet to Downey. Photo by Alex Dominguez

DOWNEY - Looking to bring a modern take on an old tradition, Louks Greek Baby Donuts has officially opened its doors.

Konstantine “Dino” Marougas is the brains behind Downey’s newest donut fix.

After growing up in the restaurant business and attending culinary school, Marougas knew that his future was in a culture that was close to his heart.

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“I knew that I wanted to do Greek concepts,” said Marougas. “Greek has always been my niche.”

Louks is located at 9232 Lakewood Blvd., in what Marougas calls the “gateway to North Downey.”

“There was a void in this area for dessert,” said Marougas. “We discussed with our partners and decided ‘Hey, a loukoumades shop could be really cool and trendy.’”

Louks’s donuts are a colorful combination of different fillings, sauces, toppings, and ice cream that are photo-ready.

“This is Instagramable. Not only is it boutique, gourmet, it’s also that fun and trendy kind of culture that we’re trying to build here,” said Marougas. “I’m big on presentation, being that I have a culinary background. We eat with our eyes first; I want to present it to you so you say “wow.”

Those wanting a more traditional Greek treat not need to worry though; the standard roll call of honey, cinnamon, and toasted walnuts are also available.