Washington, D.C. Gets its First Vegan Doughnut Shop
Don’t walk, run, to Washington, D.C.’s first all-vegan doughnut shop, Donut Run. The pop-up turned storefront has prompted socially distanced lines around the block each morning since its inception.
Founded in 2016 as a pop-up and inspired by Southern California’s The Donuttery, the shop’s husband and wife team, Shawn Petersen and Nicole Dao, have finally launched their brick-and-mortar, Donut Run. Located in the heart of the Tacoma neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the bright pink painted exterior makes it easy to spot while driving through town. The shop offers a variety of creative doughnut flavor options ranging from matcha, French toast, and cereal-coated, but doesn’t skimp on the classics. The menu also includes Boston cream, chocolate sprinkle, powdered jelly varieties, and coffee’s favorite doughnut—a classic cake.
Doors open every day at 7am and close at 2pm, or whenever they sell out, whichever happens first—though word on the street is they haven’t made it to 2pm yet. With no signs of slowing down, the couple plans on experimenting with savory doughnuts, gluten-free options, ice cream stuffed doughnuts, and other breakfast items in the future. The menu is posted on Instagram, and changes daily, so be sure to follow and arrive early.
Melissa has been vegan for three and a half years and is a self-proclaimed pizza and doughnut enthusiast. Has anyone tried combining the two yet? A public relations executive—when she’s not scouring New York City and beyond for the next great vegan food and beauty finds—she donates her time to HIT Living Foundation dog rescue and spoiling her cat, Waffles.
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