The Town of Leesburg is about to get a bit sweeter.
B Doughnut, which has attracted a loyal local following, will open a Leesburg shop this summer. Ashburn residents Brian and Pin Chanthapanya opened their flagship shop in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, MD, in October 2015, but had been doing local deliveries in the Loudoun County area beforehand.
Self-proclaimed “foodies,” the couple began their donut-making business purely as a fun hobby, cooking the confections out of their kitchen. But one morning, recalls Pin, her husband decided it was time to make their fun hobby a business.
“He woke up and said ‘let’s do it’,” she recalled.
The Chanthapanyas liked the atmosphere of the Hampden area, where the shop is open five days a week. The donuts have attracted such a following that oftentimes on weekends the shop is only open for an hour or two in the morning before selling through all the donuts it has baked for the day. Customers are allowed only to buy one dozen donuts maximum on weekend days.
“We care more about quality over quantity,” Pin explains. “We only make what we can handle. We’re not using machines – all our donuts are freshly made.”
Pin believes it is this dedication to quality that has made B Doughnuts stand out from the competitors. The shop offers both filled and non-filled donuts, and Pin says the most sought-after flavors are vanilla bean, chocolate cream, berry jam, and lemon curd. All donuts are made the day of purchase and no preservatives are used in the fillings.
Pin said they had wanted to open a Loudoun location and settled on Leesburg after conducting a Facebook poll on The Real Housewives of Loudoun County Facebook page. With a choice of Ashburn, South Riding or Leesburg, the “housewives” who participated in the poll chose Leesburg and the Chanthapanyas liked the visibility of the South King Street Center, where the shop will be located.
B Doughnuts’ Leesburg shop will be located at 836 South King St. Pin said she hopes to be open by early summer. For more information, visit www.bdoughnut.com.