GO THERE: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
1308 G Street, NW (near Metro Center)
FROM THE THERE: At Astro, we satisfy your inner cravings for two all-American favorites: fried chicken and doughnuts. Call it an astronomical clash of two iconic comfort food classics, exploding on the DC scene together. Our chicken and doughnuts are prepared daily and on-site by our fry master, Chef Jason Gehring. Expect an artful and whimsical touch to Astro’s daily rotation of doughnut flavors with nostalgic flavors like peanut butter and jelly or dessert-inspired renditions like crème brulee. Astro is the brainchild of longtime friends and native Washingtonians, Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern. They are as excited as you are to share their love for fried chicken and doughnuts with Washingtonians.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: I can’t speak for their fried chicken, but I tried Astro’s maple bacon doughnut last weekend and I’ve been dreaming of it ever since. You must try one. Their doughnuts would make a perfect dessert table addition or late night wedding reception snack. Or maybe throw a fancy doughnut party?