Astro Doughnuts Is Popping Up at Chinatown Coffee

Here are the flavors on offer.

By: Jessica Voelker

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken will not open officially until January 2013, but you can sample the goods a little early when owners Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern preview the fried dough offerings on December 20 and 21 at Chinatown Coffee at 475 H Street, Northwest.

Doughnuts—made by pastry chef Jason Gehring—will be available from 8 AM until they sell out.

Available both days:

Vanilla Glazed—vanilla bean glaze ($2.25)
Brooklyn Blackout—devil’s food cake, chocolate glaze, cookie crumbs ($2.50)
Maple Bacon—maple glaze, Benton’s bacon ($2.50)
Peanut Butter & Jelly—strawberry jelly, peanut butter glaze ($2.85)
Crème Brûlée—vanilla custard, bruleed vanilla glaze ($2.85)
Eggnog cake—nutmeg butter cake, vanilla custard and rum glaze ($2.50)
Panettone—yeast raised fruitcake, rum glaze, and toasted almonds ($2.25)

Available Thursday only:

Banana Nut—banana cake, mascarpone glaze, pecans ($2.50)
Gingerbread—gingerbread dough, gingerbread glaze ($2.25)
Grapefruit—pink grapefruit glaze ($2.25)
Black & White—chocolate dough, white ganache, vanilla glaze ($2.85)
Gianduia—chocolate dough, chocolate custard, hazelnut glaze ($2.85)

Available Friday only:

Twink-nut—golden vanilla cake, buttercream filling, vanilla glaze ($2.50)
Chocolate Glazed—Valrhona chocolate glaze ($2.25)
Pecan—butterscotch glaze, pecans ($2.25)
Mocha—espresso dough, chocolate custard, espresso glaze ($2.85)
Oatmeal raisin—oatmeal dough, buttercream filling, granola crumbs ($2.85)