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DC Doughnut Day Guide 2016

Bitches love brunch. So, it’s only natural that our holiest of holidays centers upon the brunch staple: the doughnut. Each year, we eagerly anticipate the celebration of the glorious fried balls of dough.

Whether glazed, covered in sprinkles, topped with chocolate, or coated in powdered sugar, doughnuts are a treat.

It was yours truly, affectionately known as the Dictator of Brunch and Instagram, who created the third rule of brunching: that if there are doughnuts on the menu, a Bitch must place the order (and we recommend readers do so, too).

We don’t discriminate: we love all relations of the doughnut—particularly its child, the doughnut hole, and its French cousin, the beignet. We’ve even warmed to its pretentious New York cousin, the cronut.

And, it is today we announce that we’ve discovered yet another relation of the doughnut: the Doughful, a doughnut waffle concocted by the crazy Belgians at BToo. The doughnut waffle begins with doughnut dough cooked in a waffle iron, then deep fried, glazed, and covered with sprinkles and large chocolate nonpareils.

We stopped by to sample and to witness first-hand how the pastry chefs at BToo whip up these delectable, enormous Doughfuls. They look absolutely delicious, and when I bit in I discovered they were even better than I could have ever imagined.

Beyond restaurants who serve doughnuts at brunch, there are a few select bakeries dedicated to doughnuts here in Washington: Astro Chicken & Doughnuts, Sugar Shack, and District Doughnut.


We stopped by District Doughnut‘s new pop-up in Georgetown, which opened on Wednesday, June 1. We snacked on their classic brown butter doughnut, a classic yeast doughnut, covered in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with brown butter icing. It’s hard to find a better classic doughnut than this variety. We sampled a few of their new, inventive flavors: the baklava and the maple butter pecan. The maple butter pecan is made with vanilla cake batter with dark amber maple syrup and butter glaze, and topped with candied pecans.  Meanwhile the baklava has signature yeast dough, roasted pistachio, orange and honey glaze with phyllo dough flakes.


If you plan to celebrate in Washington, we suggest you drop by District Doughnut’s Georgetown or Barracks Row location, or get a chicken and doughnut sandwich at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. Or, head to brunch at BToo for a doughful. Or, make doughnuts at home with our easy peasy recipe for cinnamon doughnuts.

No matter where you celebrate, we hope you do so in true Bitch style: with a doughnut in one hand and a mimosa in the other.

Cori Sue

Co-Founder, Pro Bruncher

The co-founder of Bitches Who Brunch, Cori Sue loves brand strategy, social media, red wine, and pink lipstick.

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