Raised Doughnuts, the respected-yet-intermittent pop-up doughnut enterprise from Mi Kim, is opening its permanent Central District shop on Saturday, June 30. Kim’s gluten-free mochi doughnuts, maple bars, and raspberry holes will live at 1101 23rd Ave., near the intersection with Spring Street.
The shop’s social media accounts promise a 7 a.m. opening, with doughnuts and coffee available until supplies run out. If Kim’s opening is anything like her pop-ups, the line will be long and the doughnut availability short-lived.
Kim, who went to pastry school and spent a decade working at Macrina Bakery, says her infatuation with doughnuts started at an early age, when her dad would buy gas station doughnuts every morning. But Kim’s creations are anything but your average hunk of fried dough.
Raised Doughnuts will sell a menu of recurring flavors, like apple fritters, raspberry holes, and gluten-free mochi doughnuts, alongside monthly specials, with June’s offerings including blueberry basil, black sesame, ube coconut, and strawberry pie. Kim will also serve coffee from local roasters like Dorothea, Fidalgo, and Broadcast.
The small shop is mostly outfitted for production, with seating for only about 10-15 diners. There’s also a bathroom painted in a deep red to match Kim’s popular raspberry hole doughnuts, because why not?
After June 30, Raised Doughnuts will be open Thursdays through Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the caveat that the shop will close early if the goods sell out.