Aurora Donuts

Aurora Donuts used to be one of the last remaining Washington Dunkin’ locations, as evidenced by the fuschia countertops and classic bubble font signage. Now, they serve non-commercial donuts worthy of a morning dozen—even though they all still look like Dunkin’ understudies. Among the classics like chocolate bavarian creme, princess-pink strawberry frosted, and cakey buttermilk rings is a standout bacon maple bar. It’s pleasantly light, and the cured pork has polka dots of black pepper that add spice to the sticky-sweet icing.

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