Astro Donut and Fried Chicken (Washington, DC)

I’ve had an unusual craving for donuts the past few days. One of the best I’ve had in recent years was in Washington, DC. Astro Donut and Fried Chicken regularly lines up down the block so we decided to try it first thing in the morning before hitting the many amazing museums and historical sites.


There are about half a dozen or so different donuts on the menu at a given time. We decided to try the maple bacon and the PB&J.


The donuts are warm and fresh from the fryer. Soft, with just the right amount of doughy chewiness. The maple bacon is sweet but nicely balances by the salty and savory bacon bits. The PB&J was also amazing! We also indulged in the fried chicken breakfast sandwich. Peanut butter and jelly could only be made better by combining it in a donut.


The fried chicken is crispy and juicy with a nice batter spice blend. It’s also served on a plain vanilla glazed donut and topped with a southern sausage gravy. This may be one of the best breakfast sandwiches I’ve ever had! Textures bouncing from doughy to crispy. Tasting the sweet donut scoop up the savory, rich sausage gravy. And the fried chicken crispiness and juiciness to top it all off. There are few bites that are better.

The special for the day was a french toast donut with a caramel apple sauce (with creamy, whipped butter on the side).


If you like french toast and apple pie (and who doesn’t), this is heaven! It’s like a cinnamon and egg donutĀ and apple pie gave birth to a delicious love child. This may not be the most appetizing analogy but just look at the picture. It tastes better than it looks.

~ by jlowjlow on May 19, 2017.

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