March 2014 |
Creme brulee doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Others fill doughnuts with eggy, vanilla-flecked custard and call it creme brulee (ahem, Doughnut Plant). But Astro's idiosyncratic square doughnut, crowned the city's best, goes to another level entirely... the creme brulee doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken...



Six Dishes: Washington D.C.

March 2014 | Wallpaper City Guide
Doughnuts and Fried Chicken. The comfort food served at this Downtown joint is as American as it gets, but far from gimmick. Washingtonians and former hockey players Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern based the idea for venture on their tradition of enjoying a doughnut together after a game.

12-27-2013 | City Eats by Food Network
The past twelve months boasted the most varied and vibrant series of restaurant openings in the modern history of this city... the creme brulee doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken...
By Nevin Martell


Six Dishes: Washington D.C.

November 2013 | Travel + Leisure
Breakfast: Creme Brulee Doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, line up early at the pint-size shop near the White House for its signature treat, stuffed with vanilla pastry cream and coated with a caramel glaze.

6-25-2013 |
... the creme brulee doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken...
By Nevin Martell

5-15-2013 |
We are two-thirds of the way through our insulin-shocking mission to find the area’s best doughnut. In our first seven weeks, we ate more than 140 of the fried pastries while checking out national chains, local upstarts and longtime neighborhood favorites. By Nevin Martell

5-8-2013 | Eater DC
Here are 23 of the most buzzed-about specialty doughnut shops across the United States. By Amy McKeever



Finger Lickin’ Awesome

4-25-2013 | 7x7 The Travel Issue
Waffles are so five minutes ago. At D.C.’s Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken the classic Southern combo gets a twist with artisanal ingredients — think Valhrona chocolate and Plugra Butter—and wacky flavors including Saigon cinnamon, piña colada, twink-nut, and s’mores…what’ll it be?

4-25-2013 | Washingtonian Best Bites
From Popeyes to BonChon to GBD, we wade through the best and worst Washington has to offer right now. By Anna Spiegel

4-10-2013 | CBS Local
Sweet, fluffy and finger-linking good are the best adjectives to describe the doughnuts from Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, and your wedding guests will thank you for the opportunity to try them.

4-8-2013 | The Daily Meal
D.C.’s donut fever continues with Metro Center shop’s debut. By Teresa Tobat, Special Contributor

4-6-2013 | POLITICO
After several months of catering and pop-up sales, pastry Chef Jason Gehring, formerly of Fiola… By Mike Allen

4-3-2013 |
The lowly doughnut has gotten a makeover in Washington, D.C. Posted by Correspondent McLean Robbins

4-3-2013 |
Though once a staple of Southern cuisine, fried chicken is taking on some decidedly interesting twists. By Kate Parham

3-25-2013 |
The long-awaited Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken opened in a storefront near Metro Center in April.

3-25-2013 | Southern Living
Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round up of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news. By Jessica Stringer

3-20-2013 | THRILLIST
Astro's the creation of two childhood friends...  By Leo Schmid

3-13-2013 | UrbanDaddy
It’s that classic story you’ve heard a thousand times...

2-15-2013 | WJLA TV
Gourmet doughnuts are hot this year and several businesses are opening shops over the next few weeks. By Mike Conneen

1-8-2013 | Serious Eats
Whether or not you're a fan of savory-sweet combination of fried chicken and doughnuts, 2013 looks like it's going to be a banner year for it in DC. By Brian Oh

12-24-2012 | UrbanDaddy
Fortunately they’ll bring them to you by the dozen so long as you’re around Metro Center.

12-14-2012 | EatMore DrinkMore
There’s a new spot coming to Metro Center in early 2013, by Jenna

12-11-2012 | Daily Candy Food & Drink
Next year will bring us a couple of brick-and-mortar sugar shacks,  but you can order now for what’s to come.

11-29-2012 | Washingtonian Best Bites
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken—the latest venture to join the ultra-ultra-comfort-food trend.
By Anna Spiegel

11-29-2012 | Washington City Paper
Astro is currently accepting catering orders for those in Metro Center between 9th and 15th streets NW and E and H streets NW.

11-29-2012 | Eater DC
The restaurant has released its address: 1308 G St. NW. It plans to open its doors in January.

11-23-2012 | City Eats by Food Network
The Ten is your guide to the best of the best that D.C. has to offer. This time around Nevin Martell tackles Homer Simpson’s favorite food that’s not beer: doughnuts.

10-29-2012 | Eater DC
On the heels of Astro’s opening announcement, Eater DC highlights five unknown facts about Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken.

10-26-2012 |
Washington Post dining critic, Tom Sietsema, previews details of Astro Doughnut & Fried Chicken.