The Great Doughnut Derby Championship Round: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken vs. Mac’s Donuts

Two fierce fritter makers battle it out for the title of Best Doughnuts in Washington. Help pick a winner now.

Astro and Mac’s compete for the championship in the final day of the derby. Photographs courtesy of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken via Facebook (left) and Mac’s Donuts (right).

The moment has arrived, dear deep-fried-pastry people. What began as a competition among 32 of the city’s top doughnut purveyors has come down to just two spots. Over the course of this lard-laden contest, we’ve seen giants—Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’—topple. We’ve seen fierce underdogs like Pizzeria Orso make it nearly to the end, and early favorites such as GBD fall short all too soon. It’s been quite a ride, but our time at the derby draws to a close.

On Friday, Mac’s Donuts went up against Bayou Bakery, and while Bayou drew a lot of votes it was no match for the impaled pastries at market favorite Mac’s. That means that on Tuesday, we will declare either Mac’s or Metro Center spot Astro the victor of the Great Doughnut Derby.

Don’t forget, too, that at the beginning of this situation we asked you to submit brackets predicting the winners. When we announce the winner of the derby, we will also name the victor among the brackets. That person receives a $50 gift certificate to either Mac’s or Astro.

Be sure to vote before 5 PM, when the entire competition comes to a close.