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Everything Bagel-Spice Blankets District Eats

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Alta Strada’s new everything-spiced pizza.
Photo: Alta Strada
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

There appears to be no end to D.C.’s obsession with “everything”-flavored, well, everything. Be it croissants, doughnuts, or whatever comes next, it seems that just about every carb in town is getting in on the action.

Here’s a recap of the suddenly all-purpose seasoning:

  • Now-Northern Virginia based outfit B Doughnut created its version of the everything doughnut in Baltimore, Maryland and opened a store there in October 2015. The treat became the company’s signature item during its first year in operation.
  • The spice-covered, cream cheese-filled “everything bagel” doughnut first appeared at Barracks Row’s District Doughnut this spring. Countless Instagram posts later, the hole-less treat were added to the daily menu. Billed as its first “savory” doughnut, the doughnut gets tossed in toasted everything bagel seasoning and is stuffed with a lightly whipped cream cheese, then topped with chives.
  • Lil’ B, the new Southern cafe from Bayou Bakery chef David Guas, just debuted at the Darcy hotel in Scott Circle with a warm “everything” croissant laced with chive cream cheese.
  • Alta Strada’s “everything bagel” pizza has been a top seller at weekend brunch since landing on the menu there earlier this year, and the Washington Post just devoted an entire article to the spicy hit. Pizza dough gets doused with an everything-spice blend made from garlic and onion flakes, white and black sesame seeds, caraway seeds and poppy seeds. Layered on top is fontina cheese, smoked salmon from Ivy City Smokehouse, sliced tomatoes, scallions, red onion, capers, and mascarpone cheese.

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Ivy City Smokehouse

1356 Okie Street Northeast, , DC 20002 (202) 529-3300 Visit Website

Alta Strada, Mosaic

2911 District Avenue, , VA 22031 (703) 280-0000 Visit Website