Food

8 Sweet Treats to Celebrate the Nationals in the World Series

DoughNats, anyone?

Baby Shark doughnuts at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. Photograph by Jennifer Chase

Sure, there are plenty of beer specials and watch parties around town, but there’s more than one way to celebrate the Nationals in the World Series (and it involves doughnuts).

Cookies
Nibble on sugary treats from Red Truck Bakery (8368 W. Main St., Marshall) where bright red “W” cookies will be available through the end of the World Series for $1.40. You can also snag “Baby Shark” cookies ($1.40). Call ahead for large orders.

Oreos from The Capital Candy Jar. Photo courtesy of The Capital Candy Jar.

For a chocolatey crunch, visit The Capital Candy Jar either online, at one of its many area-retailers, or at its brick and mortar location (201 15th St., NE). They whipped up a baseball-themed trio of chocolate covered Oreos to get in the World Series-spirit ($6 a set).

The red velvet cake and cheesecake flavor color combo mimics a baseball. Photo courtesy of Ice Cream Jubilee.

Ice Cream
Ice cream maker Victoria Lai whipped up a special vats of Nats Red Velvet ice cream at Ice Cream Jubilee near Nationals Park (plus locations in Logan Circle and Arlington). The $4 scoops mimic red-and-white baseballs with a mix of red velvet cake and cheesecake ice creams.

Medium Rare’s spirited sundae. Photo courtesy of Medium Rare.

You and your game day-buddy can chow down on Medium Rare’s baby shark sundae for $10. Vanilla ice cream is loaded with hot fudge, house-made whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, chocolate, candied walnuts, and a baby shark, of course. Be warned, this double hitter is definitely a task for two.

The DoughNAT is covered in a caramel glaze. Photo courtesy of District Doughnut.

So many doughnuts
District Doughnut locations in DC and Arlington pay tribute to Crackerjacks with an over-the-top creation: the DoughNat ($3). It’s made with vanilla bean dough, coated in caramel glaze, and finished off with dark chocolate drizzled caramel popcorn. The treat will only be available on game days.

Baby Shark Doughnuts from Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Chase.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken (1306 G St., NW)  debuts baseball doughnuts for fans, cloaking a vanilla doughnut with raspberry glaze and white chocolate lacing. A collectable baby shark takes center stage (if you need a baby shark explanation for the Nats, see here).  The doughnuts are available on game days for $3.95 each. Note: the G Street location is now sold out.

Cupcakes will be available in multiple flavors. Photo courtesy of Pastries by Randolph.

Cupcakes
Keep it classic with stylized cupcakes from Pastries by Randolph (4500 Lee Highway, Arlington), These single-serve sweets come in chocolate or yellow cake, vanilla icing, and sprinkles. Call ahead to place large orders (over six). They’re $2.75 a pop.

The NatTart was inspired by one of the coaches. Photo courtesy of Ted’s Bulletin.

Poptarts
When Nationals’ coach Davey Martinez started frequenting Ted’s Bulletin he couldn’t get enough. Now Ted’s Bulletin can’t get enough Nats either, introducing a “NatsTart” for $4.

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Aly Prouty
Editorial Fellow

Aly Prouty joined Washingtonian in September 2019. Her work has been featured in Taste of Home, Milwaukee Magazine, Girls’ Life, and more. She graduated from Marquette University and lives in Northern Virginia.