A sugar rush has arrived near campus. The popular Lynwood doughnut shop, Donut Factory, has officially opened its new location in the U District this week, taking over a spot on the corner of Roosevelt Way and NE 45th Street, not too far from Sharetea. An announcement on Instagram yesterday showed off a brand new concoction with cookie dough and Oreo crumbles, sandwiched between two glazed doughnut halves (a collaboration with Westlake Center cookie dough purveyors Sugar Spoon Dough). That’s hardly out of character for the Donut Factory, which is known for its decadent fritters, cinnamon rolls, crobars (a flaky croissant-doughnut hybrid), and Instagram-worthy ice cream sandwiches drenched in Fruity Pebbles and other colorful toppings.
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The opening is well timed. As the University of Washington’s graduation season approaches, Donut Factory owner Mark Sapatin told Eater Seattle that the shop will play around with shaping their doughnuts into U’s and W’s for Huskies fans, using ube flavoring to get the purple color just right. Plus, students can chill with their families in the new location, which has seating for 15-20, and grab an espresso from Pegasus Coffee. Expect ice cream floats as the summer months roll in as well. The shop is currently open every day, from 5am-10pm.