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District Doughnut Is Joining Ballston’s Booming Food Hall

The D.C. doughnut shop is headed for Ballston Quarter

Assorted doughnuts at District Doughnut.
District Doughnut is opening in Ballston.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

D.C.-born sweets maker District Doughnut is bringing its sugary selections outside city limits for the first time, with plans to plant a small stand inside the burgeoning food hall in the Ballston Quarter development.

The tiny, 300-square-foot setup, located inside the food court as patrons enter through the plaza, will serve its rotating seasonal selection of doughnuts (think Key Lime Pie and Fluffernutter), alongside coffee and cold brew from local roaster Compass Coffee. An arrival date is TBA, but the Miller Walker retail brokerage team tells Eater the doughnut shop hopes to open “soon.”

District Doughnut is gravitating towards shiny new developments lately. Last year, its fourth area location debuted on the Wharf, with a 900-square-foot modern setup that looks like a glass-enclosed jewel box near the water. There are also locations in Capitol Hill, Georgetown, and at Nationals Park.

Ballston is currently home to another doughnut option nearby, Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe.

Dining picks at Ballston’s months-old 300-seat food hall includes Turu’s by Timber Pizza Co., Cucina Al Volo, Ice Cream Jubilee, and Sichuan hot chicken from Himitsu chef Kevin Tien.