Mighty O Donuts
2110 N 55th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
You’ll find Mighty O Donuts nestled into the lovely Green Lake neighborhood. And while a visit to their pint-sized shop may not be as healthy as a run around the lake, the latter is certain to be more enjoyable. That said, as far as fried doughy treats are concerned you don’t often find a donut that is both organic and vegan and Mighty O delivers on both counts. A look into their cases will have you gazing at a bevy of doughy beauties including French Toast, Lemon Poppy Seed, Raspberry Riot, Cuckoo for Coconut, Nutty Vanilla and seasonal specialties..
2052 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
Are rings your thing or do you prefer plump pillows of dough filled with cream? Either way, Rodeo Donut has got you covered. Lucky for you this team of former cupcake bakers decided to turn their attention to fried dough. Head pastry chef, Nicki Kerbs has a knack for pairing their perfect brioche base with glazes made from local ingredients. Depending on the day of the week you visit you may find Ghost Pepper Passion Fruit, Maple Whiskey Bacon, Peanut Butter ‘n’ Sriracha, Blackberry Balsamic Cream Cheese, Rodeo Caviar ‘n’ Cream and Tiramisu just to name a few.
General Porpoise Doughnuts
1020 E. Union St,
Seattle, WA 98122
Like all the environments James Beard award winner Renee Erickson and her team create, General Porpoise is a beauty. Tucked beside her new oyster bar and contemporary steak house on Capitol Hill, General Porpoise takes donuts to a whole new level. Inspired by a filled doughnut she enjoyed years ago at London’s famed St. John restaurant, Renee set out with pastry chef Clare Gordon to bring her own version of that artistry to Seattle. Her handcrafted doughnuts sell out regularly and after trying one of her Custard Chocolate Marshmallow, Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly, Lemon Curd Lime or Marmalade Orange Creamsicle delights you’ll see why. They pair perfectly with coffee from fine roasters like San Francisco’s De la Paz, Brooklyn-based Toby’s Estate or Portland’s Heart and Dapper & Wise or glass of bubbly, Go early. Go often. Just go!
1546 15th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Most North Americans think of a donut as a sweet treat but Ethan Stowell’s Bar Cotto introduced Seattleites to the Italian tradition of savory fried dough aka, the torta fritta. This savory fried treat is great on its own but even better when paired with a glass of wine and other light bites. Bar Cotto has a solid charcuterie menu and you can’t go wrong with the chorizo seco, salame gentile, sopressata piccante or finocchiona. Buon Appetito!
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