If you’re breezing through Capitol Hill anytime soon with your kid crew, you may want to make a bee line for District Doughnut, the brand new neighborhood bakery that’s already turning heads and tantalizing everyones’ tastebuds. One early taste tester claimed DD (not to be confused with Dunkin Donuts) gives Krispy Kreme a run for their money (GASP!). Don’t take our word for it—chomp down on your own baker’s dozen.
What Kids Will Love
That’s easy. They’ll love everything about this sweet shop, which is ran by a team of chefs and entrepreneurs who have been obsessed with donuts since they themselves were little. Unique flavor combos like Nutella Bacon, Key Lime Pie, Brown Butter, and Dulce de Leche may sound exotic, but they are completely kid palette-friendly and a perfect pick-me-up anytime of the day (they are open from 8 am until all of the doughnuts are sold out).
What’s in it for You
Diet-busting? Yes! But even we deserve something special every now and again. The bakery runs a tight (and tasty) ship, offering just eight to 10 flavors a day—in a mix of yeast, cake, and gluten free varieties. The shop also hawks drip coffee from Compass Coffee, a new Shaw-based roaster started by two former marines. Planning a shindig? Before opening the brick and morter, DD acted as a doughnut delivery service, dropping off confections to offices and parties across the DMV, which they will continue to do.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
The building is small and there isn’t much by way of seating or lounging. But, there are plenty of benches outside to sit on. You and the kids can also walk off the sugar by taking a brisk walk to one of the various parks nearby—Folger Park, Lincoln Park, Marion Park, or Stanton Park.
749 8th St., SE
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Photos courtesy of District Doughnut via Facebook