Donut Run Among WCP’s “10 Best Restaurants and Bars to Beat the Odds and Open in 2021”

Donut Run in Old Takoma is one of Washington City Paper’s10 Best Restaurants and Bars to Beat the Odds and Open in 2021,” according to WCP food editor Laura Hayes:

Takoma’s vegan donut shop opened on Jan. 2 just in time to poke holes in Washingtonians’ New Year’s resolutions. Owners Shawn Petersen and Nicole Dao have been drawing District residents to the top edge of Ward 4 ever since with flavors like French toast, pineapple upside cake, matcha, cookies and cream, and blueberry cake. Donut Run is at its best on holidays, when they fry specials like sufganiyah for Hanukkah or “key lime slime” for Halloween. Weekends still draw lines and potential sell-outs, so target a Monday or Tuesday morning if you want maximum variety and an in-and-out experience. There’s drip coffee available, but pros know to visit Lost Sock Roasters across the street for caffeine.

Donut Run opened in January of this year, according to Main Street Takoma. “Find the pink donut shop located at 6904 4th St., NW in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This new shop, by husband and wife duo Shawn Petersen and Nicole Dao, will offer specialty handmade donuts. Twelve donut flavors – both yeast and cake – will be offered daily along with Brewing Good Coffee Company coffee.”

The shop has been quite busy since its opening, with lines often stretching down the street and even attracting the attention of local satire site The Takoma Torch. “We are so incredibly humbled by the support we’ve received so far. At first, it was just us two in the kitchen,” Petersen said to DCist last February.

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