The Great Doughnut Derby: GBD vs. Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe

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The doughnut case at Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe. Photograph courtesy of Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe.

Well, it’s happening again. We have another soon-to-be doughnut purveyor among our contenders.

If you’re lucky, however, you’ve tried pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac’s signature ’nuts while brunching at Birch & Barley or attending a pop-up of the forthcoming GBD—a fried chicken and doughnut shop due to debut in Dupont any day now. GBD takes on the Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe, a German spot in Arlington that sells cake-style (maple icing, chocolate, plain), filled (raspberry, chocolate buttercream), and raised (honey glazed, vanilla icing) pastries.

Before we begin voting, let’s talk about Thursday’s competition, in which the buttermilk beignets at Bayou Bakery went up against Boqueria’s enticing churros. After the beignets at Acadiana suffered a crushing defeat on Wednesday, we thought the NOLA-style puffs might not be able to pull through in the derby. We were wrong. Bayou Bakery heads to round two to take on the tasty treats at Palena Market.

Back to the matter at hand: Remember, the poll closes at 5 PM, and our contest resumes Monday morning. Happy voting.