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Mar 23, 2013 03:44 PM

Zeke's Donuts in Dupont

I just tried out Zeke's this afternoon. It's on P Street, between 20th and 21st, in the old tangysweet space. (They also serve tangysweet yogurt.)

They had an interesting selection of around 6 flavors, all dough (not cake): one coffee, one salted caramel, one lemon curd, one mango, one triple chocolate-ish, one Mexican chocolate-ish, and the Ferrero Rocher which I had. Quite a knockout: large donut, filled with white chocolate and hazelnut cream, and a chocolate hazelnut glaze. Yowza. That's a quality donut.

I look forward to returning, as well as checking out the new donuts and fried chicken place that will soon be opening in the old Yola space.

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  1. How much per donut? Other than the salted caramel, those all sound really good. (I've never liked caramel anything.)

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    1. re: Bob W

      About $3/per.

      You're better off getting a baklava from Kabob House ...

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Wow -- unlikely they are three times as good as a 99 cent DD donut. With a large coffee you're getting up to six bucks. That's kinda crazy.

        1. re: Bob W

          I don't paying $$ for a good donut, esp. creative, artisan types.

          But regardless of the price, these just aren't very good. Different than what you'll find at DD or most DC donut shops, but also not very good.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            It cost $3 but I easily could have split it with one or maybe two people. It's definitely the size of at least two Krispy Kreme donuts. I think $3 is a great price for the quality and size.

            1. re: hamster

              Like I said, I have no issue with the price.

              My issue is that they are just not very good. They could cost 1ยข and I still wouldn't buy them.

        2. re: ipsedixit

          ipse - I too think I'd rather have the baklava. (and a handi-wipe after - that honey is sticky!)

      2. Agreed! A little pricey and the sign gives me a headache but I really enjoyed the Mocha glazed. My SO had the Ferrero Rocher and raved. They're much bigger than your assembly line Krispy Kreme too.

        1. Sounds like the Fractured Prune concept done over - pricey made to order donuts that were more cake than fried dough. Some folks here loved them, some thought . . eh.

          I don't know if there are any Fractured Prune shops left, but the one in Fairfax barely lasted two years.

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          1. re: MikeR

            Fractured Prunes in South Riding and Dulles also came and went quickly. Kids like those donuts, but I think they are way too sweet.

            Down at the beach they still do well, I think.

            1. re: MikeR

              The one in Rockville died within a couple of years as well, but I think that was because their hours were roughly 11-6. So you couldn't go there for breakfast or dessert.

              When else does one buy a donut?

            2. I hope this is the end of the cupcake craze.