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Mar 26, 2008 05:52 PM

A good donut? DC/MD


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  1. Since Reeve's closed I haven't been able to find a good donut. I've tried the donuts from the Fractured Prune and I thought that they were OK but I don't need all the "stuff" on my donut-a delicious, plain cake donut will do just fine.

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    1. re: Jule

      ahh Reeve's. RIP, you are missed.

      1. re: Jule

        I just don't get the Fractured Prune experience. I've only had one, and doubt I'll have another. I asked for one that tasted most like a donut and less like a cake, and the clerk suggested a plain one with cinnamon sugar (called something like "sand"). It was hot, a bit limp, and I couldn't eat it like a donut, I had to eat it from a paper plate using a plastic fork.

        I'm not a big fan of Krispy Kreme either. When I was a kid in Arlington, living near W&L High School, there was Jack Spratt's donut shop near the W&OD tracks sort of where the Quality Inn (with the Indian restaurant) is now, and that's where I was introduced to the pleasure of a donut right out of the fryer. That's the memory I have.

        When I have the urge for a donut now, I find that the chocolate cake donuts at Shopper's does just fine. It might not be the "real" thing, but it tastes chocolatey, cakey, a little sweet, and a little naughty.

        1. re: MikeR

          Agree regarding FP. I'd rather have a Dunkin Donut than a FP, price notwithstanding.

        2. re: Jule

          Colorado Kitchen.

          Wash Post food section had a best donut thing a few months back, fyi.

        3. They make fresh mini donuts during brunch at Tabard Inn that I remember being pretty tasty.

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          1. re: Elyssa

            I enjoy the doughnuts made on the premises at the Dutch Country market on Route 198 in Burtonsville, between Route 29 and Old Columbia pike.

            1. re: elgringoviejo

              I'll second the Dutch Country market, which has just opened another market in Prince George's County in Upper Marlboro (Marlboro Village Shopping Center). Problem with the Amish markets is they are only open Thurs-Sat. Also the donuts and pastries at La Flor De Puebla bakery on Riverdale Road in PG County's "Little Mexico" are top notch as well.

          2. Where in Maryland are you looking? It's hard to top the Donuts at the Donut Shack in Severna Park. I'd definately give them the edge over all others for their cake donuts. Are you specifically looking for cake or yeast?

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            1. re: Jason1

              Since DC is in the title I imagine MD near DC. That place is 45 minutes from Hyattsville (where I am) even. Thats a hell of a drive for donuts.

            2. Amish doughnuts are really good, I think they are similar, yet, better than Krispy Kreme, but that might not be the type you are looking for, and they normally don't have toppings? But they are the "best" donuts to me.

              1. I have seen them but not consumed so I cannot personally vouch but Woodmoor bakery on Rt 29 and University Blvd in SS has fresh homemade doughnuts that the people rave about.

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                1. re: Super Salad

                  I agree with the above posting about the Tabard Inn's mini doughnuts at brunch -- they are great.