by Lauren Sloat - 260 Reviews - 86 List
Donuts aren't just for cops and business meetings. Fresh, homemade donuts are starting to spring up in D.C. in the unlikeliest of places, from pubs and wine shops to brunch buffets and organic breakfast spots. Whether traditionally shaped or of the donut hole variety, these hot, sugary treats can make your entire meal when done right. Check out our favorite places to grab fresh, gourmet donuts in the district.
Updated: August 16, 2010
A generous pile of donut holes is available by the basket during weekend brunch. The yeasty, glazed holes are served with three dipping sauces (vanilla rum, caramel and chocolate) and come with French pressed coffee or hot chocolate for two.
These donuts are made fresh every Sunday morning. The petite cakey rounds are dipped in cinnamon and sugar and sold piping hot. It's a good thing the market also sells glass bottles of milk; you'll want to eat these donuts on the premises while they are still amazingly fresh.
Stake out a spot at the buffet to nab the donut holes at this Bethesda Row restaurant, which serves them during its weekly Sunday jazz brunch. The apple cider confections are part of the buffet line-up, and they go fast--you'll want to be there when a fresh batch is brought from the kitchen.
The thick, dense donuts at this wine shop and deli (owned by the people behind Cashion's Eat Place, just up the street in Adams Morgan) are served fresh every Saturday morning. They're dipped in cinnamon and sugar, but you'll also taste a subtle citrus kick.