New opening in downtown Auburn: Mochiatsu donut shop

Mochi donuts, Korean hot dogs and boba are coming to downtown Auburn! If you frequent downtown Auburn, you’ve likely seen the new Mochiatsu sign go up in replacement of Good Karma which closed in December 2022. Keep reading for what to expect from this cute new shop in downtown.

Mochi Donuts
We can’t wait to get a box of these picture-perfect mochi donuts. (Mochiatsu / website)

What’s on the menu?

Counting down the days until Mochiatsu opens its doors. (Mochiatsu / website)

Mochiatsu is bringing a brand new food scene to downtown Auburn. They’ll be serving up mochi donuts, cheesy rice dogs and bubble tea. If these all sound unfamiliar to you, trust me when I say these are such delicious treats.

Mochi donuts are a fluffy, chewy hybrid donut crossing a traditional American cake donut with Japanese mochi (a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome). Mochiatsu’s mochi donuts feature an assortment of creative glazes, from sweet and fruity to savory.

Check out some of the mouth-watering flavor combos already on their lineup:

  • Strawberry shortcake
  • Nutella with roasted almond
  • Red velvet cheesecake
  • Oreo cookie crumble
  • Lychee rose
  • Cookie butter Biscoff
  • Ube coconut
  • Matcha
  • Yuzu

You have to try the Koreon rice dogs at Mochiatsu—look at that cheese pull! (Mochiatsu / website)

In addition to the sweets, Mochiatsu has the savory covered with their classic Korean rice dogs. Korean corn dogs traditionally include a hot dog and/or mozzarella cheese thickly battered with a chewy dough and sometimes coated in additional toppings. Mochiatsu will have mozzarella, hotdog, or half and half options for their rice dogs with flavor coatings of Hot Cheetos, potato, ramen or original.

You can even get your boba fix while you’re there—they’ll have plenty of boba tea options to pair with your donut or rice dog.

When will it be open?

Keep your eye out for this logo when you’re downtown. (Mochiatsu / website)

While Mochiatsu has yet to set on official opening date, it will be so soon. The location plans to open its doors this month, so stay tuned for the official grand opening date.

For now, if you follow and engage with Mochiatsu on Instagram, you can get three free donuts when they open. Sounds like a sweet deal if you ask me!

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Elizabeth Hobbs
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