Donut Run in Old Takoma is one of The 15 Most Exciting New Restaurants to Try Around D.C., according to Gabe Hiatt and Tierney Plumb of Eater D.C.:
Since opening in late December, this doughnut shop combining a punk rock attitude, a clear reverence for old-school predecessors, and a vegan approach has drawn long lines to its Takoma neighborhood. Despite the lack of eggs or dairy, its chewy, cloud-light confections offer a platonic ideal of doughnut texture. Customers cue up for flavors ranging from plain glaze, cinnamon-sugar with cake batter, and apple fritters to mango-coconut and French toast.
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.,” the announcement reads. “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 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 month.