Handcrafted from scratch. Daily.
The hard way.
We hand-craft every part of every doughnut from scratch daily, from the doughs, glazes, and toppings to the pastry creams, jams, and ganaches. We use the finest ingredients available like Callebaut and Valhrona Chocolates, Dulce de Leche from Argentina, fresh fruits, milk, eggs, and cream. Our menu, carefully curated by Chef Christine, features a mix of our signature flavors and creative seasonal twists. Trust us, they are all delicious.
We have brick and mortar locations in Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and The Wharf, along with a mini doughnut kiosk at Nationals Park. Check out our addresses on the right
Our Philosophy: #HappinessFound and #Doughface
Our philosophy is simple: handcraft the perfect doughnut, pair it with locally roasted coffee, and serve it with a delightful smile. Our two favorite hashtags, #Doughface and #HappinessFound, embody the sense of warmth and happiness that we seek to evoke through our products and service.
We make each of our decisions, whether big or small, with a singular focus on quality. Our owner and Executive Pastry Chef, Christine Schaefer, carefully designs every element of our doughnut flavors. It all starts with our signature yeast dough, a recipe that Christine developed over several months of experimentation. From there, she carefully curates our toppings, fillings, and glazes, complete with fresh fruits, Argentine Dulce de Leche, and velvety French chocolates. Think of your favorite dessert, like Key Lime Pie and Valrhona Chocolate Creme Brulee, and then imagine it in doughnut form.
When you set foot in one of our stores, you are greeted with a cheerful “Welcome to District Doughnut!”. You’ve made it. You’re here. And we can’t wait to treat you.