This post was written by Hatchet reporter Jeanine Marie.
You might have noticed that a gleaming black truck joined the lunchtime food truck brigade on H Street this week, offering up the best of both worlds: doughnuts and fried chicken.
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken began serving D.C. via vehicle just two weeks ago, after nearly a year of frying up doughnuts for the Arlington area.
Now, Astro has finally made it on to campus – and thankfully, the truck plans to stay. The operators plan to visit twice a month for the rest of the semester.
The D.C. truck has two meat options: a fried chicken sandwich served on a doughnut bun with lettuce, tomato and sriracha/mayo for $9 and fried chicken fingers with five choices for dipping sauces for $7.25.
But the doughnuts are the real draw. Flavors served on the truck include Brooklyn Blackout (a dark chocolate flavor), Nutella and Maple Bacon. The peanut butter and jelly doughnut is a filling option for a “light” lunch, and all doughnuts cost less than $3.
Astro’s popular carry-out location is at 1308 G St. NW for those who want (OK, need) a doughnut fix more often.