If you’re a morning person and breakfast is a highlight of your day, even now, during shutdown you have spectacular AM options on Barracks Row.
You can walk in and pick up the sweet breakfast delights at District Doughnut (749 Eighth St. SE), where they are focusing on eight different flavors daily, rather than the full assortment. Remember, while one customer is inside, a line forms outside. If you prefer to order ahead or for delivery, go to www.districtdoughnut.com. As an added sweet note, District Doughnut also partners with Ice Cream Jubilee — for large quantities of doughnuts or for ice cream order before 2:00 p.m. Store hours are weekdays 7:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.; weekends 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Meanwhile, at Call Your Mother (CYM), the trendy ‘Jew-ish deli’ that just opened during the shutdown at the corner of 8th and G Street, SE, your bagels are waiting! At this time, CYM only takes online orders while they ramp up their baking efforts to supply their two stores. For a look at their ever-expanding menu as well as online ordering and appointment times & payment, go to www.callyourmotherdc.com. Set up a time when you want your order to be ready; they will text you when it’s time to walk up to the table at the front door. There is no line because of the appointment/text process. Presently, hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (subject to change).
Always THE place for Hill breakfast meetings, Ted’s Bulletin (507 Eighth St. SE) continues to offer a complete American breakfast menu each day beginning at 7:30 a.m. Go to www.tedsbulletin.com for instructions on how to order, payment options, and for info about curbside pick-up. (For walkers, there is walk-up pick up.) But, that’s not all! Ted’s offers lunch and dinner, too, as well as Happy Hour. Open until 8:00 p.m. daily.
If you’re a lean and mean breakfast type, craving fresh fruit or yogurt to start your day, drop by Yes! Organic Market (410 EIghth St. SE) after your morning run. As an essential business, Yes! Organic is open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The fruit and vegetable section is always well stocked with fresh, ripe, organic fruit and vegetable options. The cold cases offer delicious yogurts and cream cheese. For more details, go to www.yes!organic.com
Some of us are ex-commuters who are now homebound. If you’ve developed a taste for certain fast food, drive-through breakfasts, then Barracks Row’s Dunkin’ Donuts (801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE), may have exactly what you’re craving. The donuts, coffees, and breakfast sandwiches are freshly made and available all day long. Baskin Robbins Ice-cream is also available. The social distancing line forms inside the store. Weekdays 5:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m.; Weekends 6:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m..
Sharon Bosworth is the Deputy Director for Barracks Row Main Street (BRMS), a Main Street program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that has been working to preserve and enhance historic Eighth Street SE for the past twenty years. Contact BRMS at [email protected]