Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Pops Up at Chinatown Coffee Next Week

by Prince Of Petworth — December 14, 2012 at 11:30 am 6 Comments

Chinatown Coffee at 475 H Street, NW

From a press release:

What: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, opening in Metro Center in January 2013, will host a doughnut preview pop-up at local indie coffee shop, Chinatown Coffee Co. Pastry Chef Jason Gehring and founder Elliot Spaisman will be on hand selling doughnuts from their upcoming doughnut and fried chicken take-out restaurant. Doughnut varieties available for sale each day include:

· Vanilla Glazed – vanilla bean glaze ($2.25)
· Brooklyn Blackout – devil’s food cake, chocolate glaze, cookie crumbs ($2.50)
· Maple Bacon – maple glaze, Benton’s bacon ($2.50)
· Peanut Butter & Jelly – strawberry jelly, peanut butter glaze ($2.85)
· Crème Brûlée – vanilla custard, bruleed vanilla glaze ($2.85)

· **Holiday specials: Eggnog cake doughnut–nutmeg butter cake, vanilla custard and rum glaze ($2.50) AND Panettone doughnut –yeast raised fruitcake, rum glaze, and toasted almonds ($2.25).

Additional flavors will be available on Thursday and Friday, including:


· Banana Nut – banana cake, mascarpone glaze, pecans ($2.50)
· Gingerbread – gingerbread dough, gingerbread glaze ($2.25)
· Grapefruit – pink grapefruit glaze ($2.25)
· Black & White – chocolate dough, white ganache, vanilla glaze ($2.85)
· Gianduia – chocolate dough, chocolate custard, hazelnut glaze ($2.85)


· Twink-nut – golden vanilla cake, buttercream filling, vanilla glaze ($2.50)
· Chocolate Glazed – Valrhona chocolate glaze ($2.25)
· Pecan – butterscotch glaze, pecans ($2.25)
· Mocha – espresso dough, chocolate custard, espresso glaze ($2.85)
· Oatmeal raisin – oatmeal dough, buttercream filling, granola crumbs ($2.85)

When: Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st, 2012. Quantities are limited and sales will begin at 8:00 a.m. until all doughnuts are sold out.

Where: Chinatown Coffee Co. is located at 475 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Metro: Gallery Place Chinatown – 7th and H Street exit.

  • C

    I actually had the doughnuts this week, they were delivered to my office.


    I wanted to love them, I really did. I LOVE doughnuts. I love Dunkin, Krispy Creme, Voodoo, lemon donughts from Palena, fancy douhgnts from Manhattan and hipster donughts from Brooklyn.

    But they were nothing special. The toppings were overbearing and the doughnuts themselves didn’t have a great texture.

    Also – re: Bacon.

    We get it, you put Bacon on a donut. OMG, Bacon doughnut! Bacon rules! Pig Tattoos! …. whatever.

    When you but the Bacon Doughnut in the box with the rest of them, they all start to smell / taste like Bacon.

    I’m cool with the Bacon Doughnut tasting like Bacon. I don’t want the gingerbread to taste like Bacon.

    • Shawgirl

      Dunkin all the way!

  • Anon202

    Can I get my doughnut on ice, please?

  • Anonymous

    Wish they were doing this someplace different. That place is horrible.

  • Anon5

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: $2.25 for a single glazed donut?

    That’s a markup of what, 1000 percent?

  • Anonymous


    Wonder if they know what a “twink” is…


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