On Thursday and Friday, Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken will host a pop-up at Chinatown Coffee and give the sugar-starved masses a taste of more than a dozen doughnut flavors before its actual shop opens at 1308 G St. NW in January.
Before the pop-up, Justin Rude and I ate our way through a dozen doughnuts — cue the violins — so we could offer up our takes, with photos, in the slideshow above.
Overall impressions? We found the square-shaped filled doughnuts generously packed with cream, or, in the case of the peanut butter and jelly doughnut, strawberry jam. And while we’re used to cake doughnuts being a little hearty, Astro’s surprised us with their lightness. The yeast doughnuts also were airy, but their glazes were subtle.
The doughnuts will be $2.25 to $2.85 each and offered at Chinatown Coffee beginning at 8 a.m. both days. Find the menu for the pop-up below.
Doughnut varieties available for sale each day include:
Peanut butter & jJelly
Eggnog cake doughnut
Black & White