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Astro Doughnuts & Saya Salteña join Prescription Chicken in Shaw

1819 7th Street, NW

From a press release:

“The collaborative kitchen space occupied by local chicken soup brand Prescription Chicken welcomes new partners, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken and Saya Salteña. Located at 1819 7th Street, NW the flexible kitchen space has helped small businesses pool resources and share expenses while expanding their reach during the COVID-19 pandemic. On January 26, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken will begin serving their signature doughnuts, fried chicken and sandwiches, while also offering the popular made-to-order cookies from their ghost kitchen business, Satellite Sandwiches. Orders from Astro Doughnuts, Prescription Chicken and Saya Salteña are available for pickup-up and delivery through their respective websites as well as DC-To GoGo (Saya only), DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and UberEats.

In September 2020, Prescription Chicken took their retail and delivery-only food brand into the storefront, giving the brand a physical space to serve soup and fulfill pick-up orders, while also expanding its delivery radius, which is often set by third party apps. Although the space was larger than Prescription Chicken needed, the team saw an opportunity to partner with other businesses looking to grow opportunities during the pandemic. In December, another woman-owned small business, Saya Salteña joined the collaborative kitchen selling filled Bolivian pastries known as salteñas. Together, the three brands are excited to offer the immediate neighborhood a variety of comfort food options, while widening their delivery radius to other parts of the city.

“As independent small businesses, we are so excited to support one another while expanding our presence here in the District of Columbia,” the three owners said in a joint statement. “It’s no secret that restaurants and food businesses have faced challenging times since the start of COVID, but we are a resilient industry and look forward to growing our businesses and reaching a wider audience with our diverse and eclectic comfort food offerings.”


Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Astro’s “1819 menu” is available Sunday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Classic and monthly flavor doughnuts are available daily until sold out, while the full line-up of cookies from Satellite Sandwich, including two new flavors: Oatmeal Raisin and S’mores, are baked on site. Made-to-order breakfast sandwiches like the Fried Chicken Honey: fried chicken breast, honey butter and hot sauce and Egg Royale: egg, bacon and cheddar cheese are on the menu through 11:30 a.m. The lunch/dinner menu is available from 11:30 a.m. to close and features the full line-up of fried chicken pieces and fingers as well as sandwiches including Old Bay All Day: fried chicken breast, bacon, pickle, lettuce, tomato and Sriracha mayo on an Old Bay doughnut, and The Asteroid: spicy fried chicken breast, lettuce, pickles, jalapeño close slaw and comeback sauce on a brioche bun.

Prescription Chicken

Available daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Prescription Chicken’s made from scratch soup menu offers eight varieties including its signatures Grandma Style Soup: a mild and clean chicken broth scented with ginger and dill and served with pulled chicken, sauteed vegetables, dill and a choice of egg noodles or matzah balls, Hangover Soup: spicy broth made with curative ingredients like ginger, jalapeño, habanero, horseradish and fresh turmeric served with pulled chicken, egg noodles and sauteed veggies, Chickenless (Vegetarian): a vegetarian broth reminiscent of its chicken based counterpart served with sauteed vegetables served with a choice of egg noodles or matzah balls and Bi-Partisan Soup!: Grandma-style soup served with sauteed veggies, pulled chicken and with both matzah balls and egg noodles. Sipping broths are available in both Bone Broth as well as Vegan Bone Broth varieties, and specialty options include feature Faux Pho: a spiced broth infused with star anise, charred onions and scallions seasoned with fish sauce, hoisin, lime and Sriracha and Ramen-ish: a rich, slightly spicy broth served with fresh ramen noodles, corn, pulled chicken and a matzah ball. Prescription Chicken is known for its handmade mini challahs, which come solo or transformed into mini sliders with flavors such as Turkey Cheddar, Hummus and Veggies and an Old Bay Chicken Salad. The brand’s signature care packages as well as catering menu of soups, sandwiches and platters are also available.

Saya Salteña

Known as Bolivia’s most popular street food, salteñas are sweet pastries filled with a savory stew made with potatoes, English peas, and special Andean seasoning. The brainchild of Bolivian native Maria Iturralde, each Saya salteña is made from scratch without artificial flavors or MSG. Varieties include Spicy Beef or Spicy Chicken with potatoes, peas, olives and hardboiled egg (non-spicy versions are also available), Vegan Salteña filled with quinoa, potatoes and peas, and Butternut Squash & Pumpkin made with butternut squash, pumpkin, quinoa, mushrooms, potatoes and peas. Non-savory varieties include Honey Apple & Passion Fruit filled with Granny Smith apples roasted with honey and passion fruit puree and Pear-Cranberry & Almond Salteña pear and cranberry compote with almost custard. Non-salteña Bolivian specialties are also on the menu including huminta Andean corn, cheese and Singani (a brandy-like liquor produced from Muscat grapes unique to Bolivia) wrapped in a corn husk and steamed, cuñape cheesy, gluten-free bread and alfajores traditional shortbread cookies with dulce de leche. The full menu, found here, is available for pickup and limited delivery Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday form 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.”

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