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#FATSNACKS FRIDAY: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Hey Cuties,

Friday was so kind to grace us with its presence and so I am so graciously blessing you with another #FatSnacks Friday.  Yesterday was Take Your Child to Work Day and I brought my girl with me. She has no idea what I or my agency does but she had a great time. That is all that matters, when I went to work with my Mom as a kid I had no idea what her job was about either.  I left out of that joint with money, food, office supplies and a lot of great memories.  In honor of the day I took my girl out to a new spot for lunch. It was so bomb I had to feature it on #FatSnacks Friday.

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The weather was funky, cold and rainy but that wasn’t going to stop us.  You know I take my food game seriously.

Astro Doughnuts 1

1308 G Street NW, Washington DC 20005

Astro’s has two locations, one in Falls Church, VA and the other is downtown Washington, DC. We went the DC location which wasn’t far from my job.  They also have a food truck; they are all the rage in our area.  Astro’s uses ingredients from quality farmers and purveyors. They also use seasonal fruit and produce from local farmers. Yes to fresh!

Astro Doughnuts 2

I clearly need to come back as they have several options on the menu that I need to taste.  The DC location is tiny, like shoulder to shoulder no more than five people in at a time tiny. But the food is AMAZING! They have a few table and chairs out front, but it was cold and raining so we walked back to the office and ate.

Astro Doughnuts 3

The menu rotates so the doughnut selection varies depending on the season and what produce is available.

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Old Bay Fried Chicken Sandwich

Let me tell you something this sandwich right here melted in my mouth. They give you sauce options, but no sauce was needed. Yes God that is a doughnut with chicken betwixt it. Won’t he will. I went for the Old Bay Fried Chicken Sandwich oddly enough these things absolutely taste good together. Pure deliciousness erupting in thine mouth.  The doughnut almost melts in your mouth; it is soft and fluffy while the honey butter chicken is fried to perfection.

Other sandwich options include: Fried Chicken BLT and Buffalo Chicken. You know I’m going for the Chicken BLT next week. Yes I’m going again NEXT WEEK. I hope the weather is better so I can eat outside and enjoy it while it is still hot.

Astro Doughnuts 4

Chicken Fingers

My daughter went for the chicken fingers, they were equally delicious.  They give you five in total and again, fried to perfection.

Astro Doughnuts 6

Vanilla Bean

You know I’m fat and I wasn’t just going to have a sandwich. I had a vanilla bean doughnut; this is my favorite flavor of ice cream so it was a must.

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Maple Bacon

You know how I feels about the bacon; there was no way I was NOT going to order this purse sugary salty doughnut experience.

If you are in the DC area, treat yo self.  If you are visiting the DC area treat yo self. If you have a friend in the DC area you will see soon, tell them to treat themselves and bring you some too.

Astro Doughnut & Fried Chicken - Home of the doughnuts fried chicken sandwich

What would you order? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

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MimiCuteLips® started in 2010, it’s a place to come and share life experiences. Mimi is a lifestyle blogger, a mother of two, an Operations Manager by day, the business owner of From Mi To You and a naturalista. She blogs about life as she sees it, lives it, and loves it (or not)! The purpose of this blog is to share her voice. Like many others, she lives a life that requires her to wear multiple hats. From DIY projects, parenting, business adventures, love, travel recaps and more.

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  1. Kemkem

    I shuddered a bit at the chicken inside of a doughnut. That is a bit much even for me 🙂 . I like some of the flavor of the donuts though. The lemon pistachio and strawberry pillow look delicious :-). Yessirreee!!! Even the peanut butter one sounds interesting, l think l might like that too.

  2. Stacie

    Oh my goodness! I’ve never seen doughnuts with chicken. It looks soo good!

  3. Dana Carmel

    Ok…vanilla bean for sure (duh!), chocolate expresso, and lemon pistachio…they look so good! But I’m not sure if I’m sold on the doughnut chicken sandwich yet although I kinda see how it could work since chicken and waffles work so well together. Now I’m hungry – thanks! 😉

  4. Tia @ FinanciallyFitandFab

    Wow! I was already starving and you just made me hungrier. Although I am quite skeptical of doughnuts and bacon, that maple donut looked delicious!

  5. Bijee

    Those doughnuts look GOOOOOD! and i dont even fool with doughnuts like that. I am not all the way sure about the chicken on the doughnut but the chicken looked really good too! You are my kinda girl with all these #fatsnacks, if only I could stay slim and trim like you…lol. Share that secret please!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Girl these doughnuts will change your life. It is different but it totally works. I think that is part of the amazement.
      My size is purely genetics, I can’t take any credit for it.

  6. Kim

    Lord, why did I even open this post knowing I’m doing this 10-day cleanse? Why? I’m mad at you right now lol Everything looks good. Even that donut chicken sandwich

  7. LaShawn

    GIrl WHHHY was the first thing my eyes zeroed in on the post was that maple bacon donut?!?!? I LIVE!!! When we come to DC later this year, I’m headed straight here!

  8. Robin Masshole Mommy

    OMG I want that maple bacon donut SO bad. What a cool combination this is for a donut. I need to try one!

  9. Alli

    Those doughnuts look amazing. I was longingly looking at the photo of the 9 different flavors and picking out the ones I want to try. I picked 8 of the 9. Yum!

  10. Valerie robinson

    Now you know you’re wrong for this lol! I love the idea of sweet and salty, but this just sounds deliciously sinful! Lol

  11. Indya

    Mmmmm doughnuts! I’ll have to check this out. I work in DC and there’s one on Connecticut that was there forever that just recently closed.

  12. Eva

    I must go to this place. Omigosh. Why didn’t I know about this place?? Never mind, I know now, and I must find them and give them my money.

  13. Pam

    I love maple bacon donuts so I know I would enjoy Astro Donuts. That Old Bay fried chicken donut sandwich looks amazing too. How creative of them!

  14. Jay Simms

    I have never seen doughnuts like that before but oh my goodness they are making my mouth water! I bet the cherry cheesecake is delish!

  15. Shantel Collins

    Lawd!!!! This is my spot. I’ll get on the metro hop off grab my chicken and maple bacon donut and hop right back on the train in a minute. It’s definitely worth the trip and one of my favorite spots to venture off too in DC.

  16. Lisa

    I’m not sure of the chicken on a doughnut but that looks so good I may have to give it a go. I adore that you do a FatSnacks Friday. You sound like my kind of girl.

  17. Maureen

    What a neat selection of doughnuts, seriously cool. I love your definition for snacks, totally going to use that in my every day life 😉

  18. Sarah

    What a great selection of donuts, I Love that they have a unique selection to choose from and all look too delicious to choose just one.

  19. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Those doughnuts look absolutely incredible. All the flavors sound so tasty. I would probably want to eat one per day every day! I’d love to visit this shop!

  20. Vera Sweeney

    Oh my gosh there are so many things on that menu I want to try!! This sounds like a great place to grab a bite to eat!

  21. Liz Mays

    Oh man! This would be a great spot to visit on a cheat day! That sandwich just looks way too good.

  22. Jeanine

    Oh my gosh. My pregnant heart wants everything in these photos. Talk about delicious treats! They all look amazing.

  23. Eloise

    holy crap, what are you doing to me?! j/k that food looks so good, I’m going to have to hitch-hike to this place and get my fill! I’d love to go there: )

  24. Chantal

    Oh my goodness these look fantastic! Donuts are my favorite treat, having one on a chick sandwich would be heaven.

  25. Brittany

    Wow all of those doughnuts look wonderful! I try to keep away from those, but will have to try 🙂

  26. Franc Ramon

    The Maple Bacon looks really mouthwatering. The rest of the food here all looks tasty too.

  27. The Cubicle Chick

    Mimi, I am sooooo glad that I don’t leave in DC. I think we would be foodie besties. Is that a thing? LOL! I’m sure we’d make it a thing.

  28. Mariah Leeson

    Oh my goodness these look delicious! I would love to try the Lemon Pistachio one, I’ve never seen that flavor before and it looks so good!

  29. Kiwi

    This is brilliant! I am a total chicken and waffle fan so donut and chicken has to be delicious! Thanks I never visited Virginia or DC yet but I will make this a must! I must have this!

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