Restaurant Report: Duck Donuts



I know it’s spring now and we should therefore be working on our beach bods, but Duck Donuts just put a wrench in my plans—and I’m okay with it. New to Bradlee Shopping Center near the new Michael’s, Duck Donuts is part of a chain that is expanding rapidly throughout the East Coast. Their newest Northern Virginia location is sure to be a hit, if the fact that they sold $1,700 worth of donuts in their first hour open on Thursday of last week and had a line out the door at 6am on Friday is any indication.

It was already part of my plan to stop by on Friday, but I received confirmation that I needed to stick to that plan when I saw ducks wading in a puddle outside of my house. Duck Donuts, ducks in front of my house…if that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is. The fact that it was raining on Friday made the need for a donut-shaped pick-me-up all the more necessary.

When you go in, they give you a form to fill out saying how many donuts you want, what kind, and what toppings you want on them. You can also let them know that you’d like them to choose an assortment for you. I got a combination of bare, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, glazed, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry (my little sister Paige’s favorite) donuts and chose to forego the toppings. Customizing your donuts is almost as much fun as eating them, and you can choose from rainbow or chocolate sprinkles, coconut, peanuts, bacon, and Oreos, and hot fudge, blackberry, raspberry, and salted caramel drizzles.

Eat them while they’re warm and they practically melt in your mouth. A perfect treat on rainy days, sunny days, warm days, cold days, at any time of day, allow me to welcome Duck Donuts to the neighborhood and encourage you to stop by immediately!

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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

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