Our Favorite Doughnuts in Washington

Washington's tastiest doughnuts can be found in unlikely places, from a wine shop to a pizza joint.

Montgomery Donuts from the pizza shop Slice N Dice. Photograph by Scott Suchman

It’s a weekend morning—do you know where your doughnut is? Here are our six favorite places for the wake-up treat.

Baked & Wired. Doughnuts are shaped like airy sugar-rolled muffins, both plain and jelly-filled, at this bakeshop. We’re not the only fans: They’re available only on Tuesday and Friday and often sell out by late morning.

Cork Market & Tasting Room. Wine gets most of the attention at this gourmet shop, but on Sunday fried-to-order doughnuts deserve the spotlight.

La Flor de Puebla (6300 Kenilworth Ave., Riverdale, 301-699-8708; 5024 Edmonston Rd., Hyattsville, 301-699-8658; 10470 Dumfries St., Manassas, 703-257-2054). Rich, eggy cream fills the powdered-sugar-sprinkled puffs called bolas de Berlin at this Mexican bakery.

Shilla Bakery (Fairfax, 703-352-1446; Annandale, 703-333-2001; Centreville, 703-266-6001; Rockville, 301-217-0003). At this Korean bakery, you can fill your basket with red- and white-bean-stuffed doughnuts and rice twists, but it’s the crullers that are top-notch.

Slice N Dice (2175 Crystal Plaza Arcade, Arlington; 703-418-4444). Montgomery Donuts closed eight years ago, but you can now find the classic glazed or chocolate-frosted rounds in an unlikely place: a pizza shop.

2 Amys. Walk into this chaotic pizzeria on a weekend and you’ll see a big tray of cinnamon-sugared doughnuts. An order of the light, orange-scented pastries comes with not only the doughnut but the hole, too.

This article appears in the June 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.