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A cardboard box that inscribed with “the Flour Box” filled with doughnuts of different varieties, with cream peeking out of the sides.
The Flour Box in Hillman City regularly draws long lines for its wonderful filled treats.
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Delightful Doughnuts in the Seattle Area

Creme brulee brioche wonders, mochi-doughnut hybrids, whimsical vegan options, and beyond

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The Flour Box in Hillman City regularly draws long lines for its wonderful filled treats.
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A town that thrives on great coffee needs magnificent doughnuts. Thankfully, there are plenty of options around Seattle, whether small, family-owned bakeries or local chains. Many specialize in the classics, while others take full advantage of Instagram-worthy toppings (with flavors to match) and use locally-sourced ingredients. Here are some of the most notable fried dough purveyors across the area, listed from north to south, including creme brulee-filled wonders, decadent candy-topped treats, mochi-doughnut hybrids, vegan options, and everything in-between.

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1. Zuri's Donutz

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7600 196th St SW #850
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 582-8803
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There’s no shortage of playfulness at this Lynnwood bakery, which likes to experiment with different flavors and toppings, such as Lucky Charms on maple bars. There are dalliances with savory items — chicken and waffles — and one can order specialties such as The Cloud (sort of a freeform doughnut). Recently, Zuri’s has hosted a pop-up in Ballard for those who don’t want to make the trek further north.

2. Mighty-O Donuts

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2110 N 55th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-5431
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This fun vegan-leaning doughnut shop bakes egg- and dairy-free goodies like lemon poppyseed and French toast with ingredients that are certified organic. Some seasonal offerings on the way include an apple spiced variety, as well as a PB&J filled with a raspberry jam. Four of its five cafes are open, while the 2nd Avenue and Madison Street location is temporarily closed.

3. Dough Joy

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5401 17th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

One of the newer entries to the Seattle doughnut scene, Dough Joy is a Ballard-based food truck specializing in creative vegan varieties. Some of the more whimsical offerings include Strawberry Lemonade (a sticky tart treat) and the glitter-coated Over the Rainbow, as well as a playful “chik’n and waffle” doughnut hole skewer available on select weekends.

4. Donut Factory

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4336 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 547-1633
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Known for its over-the-top cookie doughnut sandwiches that have graced plenty of Instagram accounts, this U District bakery (with a Lynnwood offshoot) also serves up ice cream treats that are tailor-made for summer. Those celebrating a birthday can even pre-order treats in the shapes of letters and numbers.

5. Top Pot Doughnuts

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2124 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 728-1966
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What started as a coffee shop became a powerhouse pastry chain serving more than 40 varieties of classics and seasonal offerings, such as red velvet, chai glazed old fashioned, and salted caramel. Seven Seattle locations are still open for takeout, including this flagship store, plus several more on the Eastside, Bothell, and Renton.

Pictured: Top Pot’s jelly-filled doughnuts, along with an artful latte.
Top Pot is one of the most well-known doughnut chains in the city.
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6. Half and Half Doughnut Co.

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516 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-5509
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Top Pot cofounder Michael Klebeck’s newer Capitol Hill shop bakes its doughnuts using Pacific Northwest ingredients. Among the most enticing options are passionfruit old fashioneds, pineapple fritters with candied bacon, and chocolate hazelnut bombas bursting with sweetness. Online preordering now available for pickup; delivery via GrubHub.

7. General Porpoise Coffee and Doughnuts

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1060 E Union St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 900-8770
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Renowned restaurateur Renee Erickson has wowed dessert aficionados with British-influenced doughnuts at this cozy E Union Street locale: fresh custards, sweet creams, and homemade jams made from locally sourced ingredients. In addition to Capitol Hill, there are outposts in Laurelhurst and Pioneer Square (the Amazon Spheres shop is temporarily closed).

Renee Erickson’s cream and custard-filled concoctions at General Porpoise.
General Porpoise prides itself on sourcing ingredients locally.
General Porpoise

8. Raised Doughnuts

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1101 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 945-2353
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Fans of the popular former pop-up can now find creations such as ube mochi, earl grey, and coffee crullers at this Central District outpost, as well as a couple of weekend specials (elote and black sesame are some recent examples). It’s open for takeout with the regular hours, and diners can put in preorders online, although walk-ups are welcome as well.

9. Dochi

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600 5th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

This popular mochi-doughnut purveyor has a location in the International District and one at Lam’s Seafood Market in Tukwila. The delicate, chewy treats come in rotating flavors, such as ube glaze, matcha Oreo, taro with Fruity Pebbles, and strawberry Pocky, while the Tiffany’s-like blue boxes add to the flair.

Dochi specializes in mochi-doughnut hybrids, with flavors that include blueberry (pictured here).
Dochi specializes in mochi doughnuts.
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10. Dona Queen Donut & Deli

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2445 4th Ave S #114
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 622-5127
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It may not be the flashiest shop in the city, but this bakery tucked into a SoDo mini mall has a reliable array of glazed, filled doughnuts, fritters, and cinnamon twists. They work perfectly as a sweet complement to the spicy bulgogi and other savory items from the deli side of the operation, and hold up well, even later in the afternoon.

Racks of doughnuts, from cruellers to glazed to colorful sprinkled versions, at Dona Queen in Seattle
Dona Queen is a hidden gem in SoDo.
Dona Queen Donut & Deli

11. The Flour Box

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5520 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

Built from a pop-up favorite, owner Pamela Vuong’s Hillman City shop continually draws lines for its creme brulee doughnuts, everything bagel doughnuts filled with whipped chive cream cheese, decadent cinnamon rolls, and two rotating doughnut flavors influenced by Asian cuisines. On the beverage side are roasts from Anchorhead Coffee. Patio seating is available, too.

12. 9th and Hennepin Donuts

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5604 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 459-5012
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This West Seattle farmers market operation serves a rotating selection of flavors, including hibiscus-glazed cornmeal cake, blueberry sour cream with lavender sugar, and nectarine fritters. There’s a takeout window at 5604 Delridge Way SW open Friday through Sunday mornings, with boxes available for online preorders.

13. The Original Bakery

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9253 45th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 938-5088
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This longtime family-owned shop in Fauntleroy (started in 1936), unveils a solid assortment of bismarks, twists, and persians daily alongside breads, cookies, danishes, and more. It’s open for takeout orders from Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., but the treats sell out fast.

Doughnuts at The Original Bakery in Fauntleroy gleam from a tray.
The Original Bakery has been around for more than 80 years.
Original Bakery

14. King Donuts

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9232 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 721-3103
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This quirky Rainier Beach destination used to be a hybrid bakery, laundromat, and teriyaki restaurant, but recently dropped the latter two services due to limited resources. Luckily, there are plenty of sweets worth a visit, from chocolate- and sprinkle-coated cake doughnuts to glazed or cinnamon sugar-coated rounds.

15. Good Day Donuts

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9823 15th Ave SW E
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 503-2898
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This wonderfully welcoming White Center shop is versatile. In addition to a selection of sweet classics, such as cinnamon twists, glazed cake doughnuts, and apple fritters, it hosts pop-ups and features savory dishes as well, such as breakfast sandwiches and Italian subs. Fans can also find some of Good Day’s doughnuts over at the co-owners’ new Capitol Hill spot Cakes and Trees.

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1. Zuri's Donutz

7600 196th St SW #850, Lynnwood, WA 98036

There’s no shortage of playfulness at this Lynnwood bakery, which likes to experiment with different flavors and toppings, such as Lucky Charms on maple bars. There are dalliances with savory items — chicken and waffles — and one can order specialties such as The Cloud (sort of a freeform doughnut). Recently, Zuri’s has hosted a pop-up in Ballard for those who don’t want to make the trek further north.

7600 196th St SW #850
Lynnwood, WA 98036

2. Mighty-O Donuts

2110 N 55th St, Seattle, WA 98103

This fun vegan-leaning doughnut shop bakes egg- and dairy-free goodies like lemon poppyseed and French toast with ingredients that are certified organic. Some seasonal offerings on the way include an apple spiced variety, as well as a PB&J filled with a raspberry jam. Four of its five cafes are open, while the 2nd Avenue and Madison Street location is temporarily closed.

2110 N 55th St
Seattle, WA 98103

3. Dough Joy

5401 17th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

One of the newer entries to the Seattle doughnut scene, Dough Joy is a Ballard-based food truck specializing in creative vegan varieties. Some of the more whimsical offerings include Strawberry Lemonade (a sticky tart treat) and the glitter-coated Over the Rainbow, as well as a playful “chik’n and waffle” doughnut hole skewer available on select weekends.

5401 17th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

4. Donut Factory

4336 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Known for its over-the-top cookie doughnut sandwiches that have graced plenty of Instagram accounts, this U District bakery (with a Lynnwood offshoot) also serves up ice cream treats that are tailor-made for summer. Those celebrating a birthday can even pre-order treats in the shapes of letters and numbers.

4336 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

5. Top Pot Doughnuts

2124 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Pictured: Top Pot’s jelly-filled doughnuts, along with an artful latte.
Top Pot is one of the most well-known doughnut chains in the city.
Top Pot Doughnuts/Facebook

What started as a coffee shop became a powerhouse pastry chain serving more than 40 varieties of classics and seasonal offerings, such as red velvet, chai glazed old fashioned, and salted caramel. Seven Seattle locations are still open for takeout, including this flagship store, plus several more on the Eastside, Bothell, and Renton.

2124 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

6. Half and Half Doughnut Co.

516 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Top Pot cofounder Michael Klebeck’s newer Capitol Hill shop bakes its doughnuts using Pacific Northwest ingredients. Among the most enticing options are passionfruit old fashioneds, pineapple fritters with candied bacon, and chocolate hazelnut bombas bursting with sweetness. Online preordering now available for pickup; delivery via GrubHub.

516 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

7. General Porpoise Coffee and Doughnuts

1060 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122
Renee Erickson’s cream and custard-filled concoctions at General Porpoise.
General Porpoise prides itself on sourcing ingredients locally.
General Porpoise

Renowned restaurateur Renee Erickson has wowed dessert aficionados with British-influenced doughnuts at this cozy E Union Street locale: fresh custards, sweet creams, and homemade jams made from locally sourced ingredients. In addition to Capitol Hill, there are outposts in Laurelhurst and Pioneer Square (the Amazon Spheres shop is temporarily closed).

1060 E Union St
Seattle, WA 98122

8. Raised Doughnuts

1101 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Fans of the popular former pop-up can now find creations such as ube mochi, earl grey, and coffee crullers at this Central District outpost, as well as a couple of weekend specials (elote and black sesame are some recent examples). It’s open for takeout with the regular hours, and diners can put in preorders online, although walk-ups are welcome as well.

1101 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

9. Dochi

600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Dochi specializes in mochi-doughnut hybrids, with flavors that include blueberry (pictured here).
Dochi specializes in mochi doughnuts.
Dochi/Facebook

This popular mochi-doughnut purveyor has a location in the International District and one at Lam’s Seafood Market in Tukwila. The delicate, chewy treats come in rotating flavors, such as ube glaze, matcha Oreo, taro with Fruity Pebbles, and strawberry Pocky, while the Tiffany’s-like blue boxes add to the flair.

600 5th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

10. Dona Queen Donut & Deli

2445 4th Ave S #114, Seattle, WA 98134
Racks of doughnuts, from cruellers to glazed to colorful sprinkled versions, at Dona Queen in Seattle
Dona Queen is a hidden gem in SoDo.
Dona Queen Donut & Deli

It may not be the flashiest shop in the city, but this bakery tucked into a SoDo mini mall has a reliable array of glazed, filled doughnuts, fritters, and cinnamon twists. They work perfectly as a sweet complement to the spicy bulgogi and other savory items from the deli side of the operation, and hold up well, even later in the afternoon.

2445 4th Ave S #114
Seattle, WA 98134

11. The Flour Box

5520 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Built from a pop-up favorite, owner Pamela Vuong’s Hillman City shop continually draws lines for its creme brulee doughnuts, everything bagel doughnuts filled with whipped chive cream cheese, decadent cinnamon rolls, and two rotating doughnut flavors influenced by Asian cuisines. On the beverage side are roasts from Anchorhead Coffee. Patio seating is available, too.

5520 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

12. 9th and Hennepin Donuts

5604 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

This West Seattle farmers market operation serves a rotating selection of flavors, including hibiscus-glazed cornmeal cake, blueberry sour cream with lavender sugar, and nectarine fritters. There’s a takeout window at 5604 Delridge Way SW open Friday through Sunday mornings, with boxes available for online preorders.

5604 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

13. The Original Bakery

9253 45th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
Doughnuts at The Original Bakery in Fauntleroy gleam from a tray.
The Original Bakery has been around for more than 80 years.
Original Bakery

This longtime family-owned shop in Fauntleroy (started in 1936), unveils a solid assortment of bismarks, twists, and persians daily alongside breads, cookies, danishes, and more. It’s open for takeout orders from Wednesday through Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., but the treats sell out fast.

9253 45th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

14. King Donuts

9232 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

This quirky Rainier Beach destination used to be a hybrid bakery, laundromat, and teriyaki restaurant, but recently dropped the latter two services due to limited resources. Luckily, there are plenty of sweets worth a visit, from chocolate- and sprinkle-coated cake doughnuts to glazed or cinnamon sugar-coated rounds.

9232 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

15. Good Day Donuts

9823 15th Ave SW E, Seattle, WA 98106

This wonderfully welcoming White Center shop is versatile. In addition to a selection of sweet classics, such as cinnamon twists, glazed cake doughnuts, and apple fritters, it hosts pop-ups and features savory dishes as well, such as breakfast sandwiches and Italian subs. Fans can also find some of Good Day’s doughnuts over at the co-owners’ new Capitol Hill spot Cakes and Trees.

9823 15th Ave SW E
Seattle, WA 98106

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