Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Donut Tourism: Seattle

If you know me, you know I love donuts (also doughnuts, but I prefer the simplified spelling). In fact, for my birthday last year, my coworkers built me a donut cake.

So I absolutely love trying new donuts and new donut shops when I'm traveling. I call it Donut Tourism, and I'm going to make it a recurring feature on the blog--especially since we'll be moving and I'll be sampling donuts all over the country! In fact, I also plan to do a couple retroactive posts now that I think of it (i.e. Voodoo Donuts from when Curtis and I went to Portland in 2011).


When we were in Seattle last week (which went quite well, and I should probably post about that, but FIRST THINGS FIRST) we did the normal touristy Pike's Place Market, and Curtis's college friend and old roommate who was our tour guide insisted that we try the cinnamon mini donuts from this little stall/booth.


As you can see from the photo above, we plowed through the first six donuts before I was like "OMG I NEED TO TAKE A PHOTO OF THESE. THESE ARE THE MOST AMAZING DONUTS I'VE EVER EATEN."

So warm. So cinnamon-y. So fluffy and airy and sweet.

Fried, dough-y perfection.

I told my mom she had to try these when she visited the next day, and I extend the commandment to ANYONE READING THIS. If you find yourself in downtown Seattle, nay, anywhere near the Pacific Northwest. You absolutely must make the pilgrimage to this donut place--Daily Dozen.


  1. I might have to go there tomorrow afternoon after I'm done working at my internship! Also you should have gone and compared these donuts to Top Pot! They weren't too far away. (Scarily the original Top Pot is only 3 blocks or so from my internship...)

  2. We did go to Top Pot! However, it was 5:30pm, and we were not impressed by the donuts or the coffee. I imagine they'd be better in the morning, though.

  3. OMG, those mini-donuts down at the PPM are like crack. :-> The best-kept donut secret in Seattle is a tiny shop called Family Donut in Northgate. Seriously the best donuts I've ever eaten in my life. Looking forward to your next report!

    1. I am so jealous that you guys live so close to these glorious little babies. Please think of me next time you eat them! And how I'll be 2500 miles away!