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5 Everything-Spiced Brunch Dishes You Need in Your Life

Everything doughnuts, everything pizza, everything cocktails....
The everything-spiced pizza at Alta Strada is everything. Photograph via Facebook

Chefs (and bartenders) are nuts for everything spice, the zesty mix of garlic, salt, caraway, poppy and sesame seeds once relegated to bagels. No longer!

Everything pizza 

If you’re ever had an everything bagel and thought, “This should be bigger,” then Alta Strada’s everything-spiced pizza is up your alley. The thin-crusted pie is topped with creamy mascarpone cheese, smoked salmon, capers, onions, and tomato. Match it with bottomless mimosas or bellinis for $22. DC (465 K St., NW) and Mosaic District (2911 District Ave., Fairfax)

Best everything bagel doughnuts B. Doughnut
B Doughnut serves sweet and savory Portuguese-style doughnuts in several everything flavors. Photograph via B Doughnut.

Everything doughnuts

Portuguese-style doughnut purveyor B. Doughnut makes wonderfully dense and chewy malasada in sweet and savory flavors. Pick between four styles of everything-spiced rounds, stuffed with cream cheese and your choice of lox, chives, bacon, and a truly indulgent crab dip. Downtown Leesburg (7 Loudon St. SW, Leesburg) plus delivery and other pop-up locations in DC and Virginia.

Everything croissant Lil B DC
The cream cheese-stuffed everything croissant at Lil’ B. Photograph courtesy of Lil’ B.

Everything croissant 

Chef David Guas is behind this airy confection at Lil’ B Coffee & Eatery, which is stuffed with scallion cream cheese. Grab one on the go or linger on the cafe’s patio in nice weather with a Counter Culture coffee (or mimosa).  1515 Rhode Island Ave., NW.

Best Bloody Mary DC everything bagel.
The “lox’s and loaded” Bloody Mary at Buffalo & Bergen is a meal in a glass. Photo by Jeff Elkins

Everything bloody Mary 

What’s better than an everything bagel? An mini everything bagel sandwich garnishing a bloody Mary. Creative bar genius Gina Chersevani devised this drink for Buffalo & Bergen, which includes a spicy Mary mix and one of her baked-in-house everything bagels stuffed with smoked salmon and cream cheese. 1309 Fifth St., NE (inside Union Market).

Everything bomb

We’re big fans of breakfast bombs—think the bagel version of doughnut holes, stuffed with delicious fillings. At Milk Bar Bakery, the everything bomb comes warm and is stuffed with smoky bacon and scallion cream cheese. CityCenterDC (1090 I St., NW); Wharf (49 District Sq., SW).

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Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.