The proprietor of New York’s Doughnut Plant tells Young & Hungry that he still intends to open a D.C. location of his hugely ballyhooed boutique bakery.  Mark Isreal says he’s currently under contract with a D.C.-area partner to help develop the new location. So far, he’s been scouting for sites in Dupont Circle and Georgetown.

Y&H dropped by Isreal’s newest shop in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Thursday to speak with the owner and check out some of his latest creations, including a matcha green tea variety (made with “real green tea,” the baker notes), a blueberry cake doughnut (containing “fresh blueberries,” he adds) and a carrot cake flavor with cream-cheese filling, topped with white frosting, bits of carrot and tiny nuts. I also ordered the creme brulee, which I’d tried before. The total cost of these four gourmet doughnuts: $12.50.  The walloping sugar rush that ensued: priceless (at least until my next physical).

Isreal wouldn’t speculate as to exactly when he might finally set up shop in the District. “We just opened this one,” he points out.

Still, he insisted, “You will see us in Washington.”

Photo by Chris Shott