The geniuses at BrightestYoungThings hosted the first annual DC Donut Fest and it was even better than anyone could have imagined. It all went down March 2 at Penn Social and there were hundreds of people in various states of food coma after sampling some of the best donuts the D.C. area has to offer.
I did my journalistic duty and sampled at least one donut (most offered pieces or donut holes instead of full donuts) from each of the vendors. Usually a lukewarm donut fan, I was not envisioning my entire view of the pastry to change but it did. Most of the optionss were at least good. Some (which will remain nameless) I thought were gross, not worthy of stomach space on such a special day, and ended up in the trash.
But, to me, and several others in attendance, there was one clear champion. So with the power invested in me by examiner.com, I decree the best donuts in the D.C. area are made by Astro Doughtnuts & Fried Chicken.
Astro’s best offering was a Creme Brulee donut, but it also had an excellent choices like S’mores, Twink Nut (Twinkies), Key Lime. I never knew donuts could taste so good. Astro isn’t open yet but when the public is welcome at its Metro Center location I’ll be ready to welcome it back into my life.
Other vendors that had good donuts were Hot Hot Bakery (my second favorite), Zeke’s DC Donutz, GBD Chicken & Doughtnuts. Poste and Farmers Fishers Bakers also fared well in my taste test but they each only offered one donut. Both are restaurants, not donut shops, but nevertheless I would have liked more from them.