photo by Cody Ulrich/styling by Joanne Plana-Anderson

Destination Doughnuts

photo by Cody Ulrich/styling by Joanne Plana-Anderson

First it was ice cream, then it was cupcakes. These days, Seattle’s fixing its gaze on doughnuts.

 

Rodeo Donut

Peddling scratch-made brioche doughnuts, this outfit is an offshoot of Seattle staple Cupcake Royale. Eight or so small batches of some of the city’s most intriguing varieties—think apple bourbon bacon fritters, mango basil rings, and blackberry balsamic—are produced daily. Multiple locations; rodeodonut.com

Mighty-O Donuts

The most unlikely vegan eatery in Seattle makes some of its finest doughnuts, spanning twists, raised rings, and fritters. But it’s the cake doughnuts that shine, including a French toast number with maple glaze that just might be the most beloved doughnut in the city. Multiple locations; mightyo.com

General Porpoise Doughnuts

James Beard Award–winning restaurateur Renee Erickson based her sugar-dusted creations on the flavors at the famous St. John Bakery in London. Take your pick of rich custard and fruity jam fillings, from chocolate marshmallow to lemon curd, at this light-filled spot in Capitol Hill. 1020 E Union St; gpdoughnuts.com

Top Pot Doughnuts

The Capitol Hill sensation set up shop in 2002, its vintage aesthetic and hand-forged creations paving the way for the city’s diverse doughnut scene. Today, there are 11 locations in the city, and more beyond, offering up tasty creations like feather boas (coconut), maple bars, and salted caramel old-fashioneds. *Multiple locations; toppotdoughnuts.com

Daily Dozen Doughnuts

All those people walking through Pike Place Market clutching brown paper bags have the right idea. The doughnuts served at this nondescript stand on the south end of the market are minis—plain or tossed in powdered sugar, cinnamon, or sprinkles—available by the dozen or half dozen (we highly suggest going with the former). 93 Pike St, Ste 7

 

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