Bite into the Best Donuts Around Forestville

Gourmet donuts on a table

With their roots tracing back to ancient Greece, donuts were originally made of fried dough balls dribbled with honey and fish sauce. Now a long way from fish sauce, donuts come in sweet, savory and gourmet flavors.

Perk up your day with a sweet treat from the best donut shops near our Forestville, MD apartments. Our favorites include:

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Called one of the “21 best donut shops in America,” by Thrillist, Astro Doughnuts offers both classic and inventive flavors. Jeff Halpern and Elliot Spaisman established the shop out of love for their two favorite comfort foods. Visitors may recognize Jeff from his time on the ice with the Washington Capitals. The bakery serves the donuts fresh from the oven, and year-round choices include PB&J, maple bacon, and DC’s best, creme brulee.

District Doughnut

One of Washington DC’s popular donut destinations, District Doughnut has been a local favorite since 2014. The pastry chef never takes shortcuts and only uses the finest milk, eggs, and cream. With several locations throughout the city, District Doughnut offers online ordering and delivery services. Flavors rotate every season. The current menu includes brown butter, sweet potato pie, and chocolate peanut butter. 

Sugar Shack Donuts 

Founded in 2014, Sugar Shack opened after owner Ian decided it was time for a change. At Sugar Shack, the bakers both roll and hand cut donuts in small batches throughout the day. They only use fresh ingredients, and the coffee comes from ethical farms. Donut flavors include sea salt caramel, red velvet cake, and fresh ginger peach. 

These are just a few of the donut shops near The District at Forestville. If you’re searching for a place to call home, please contact us. We would love for you to see our pet-friendly Forestville apartments. 

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