Food & Drink

Where to Get Great Doughnuts in Seattle

Doce Donut Co., Dough Joy, and More
May 30, 2023
Use National Doughnut Day as an excuse to visit the recently opened Doce Donut Co.. (Doce Donut Co.)
This Friday, June 2, is National Doughnut Day, a holiday originally created to honor the Salvation Army volunteers who distributed doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. We've rounded up some of our favorite local purveyors of glazed, filled, and frosted treats, from the newcomer Doce Donut Co. to the queer-owned shop Dough Joy. For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.

9th and Hennepin Donuts List
Named in tribute to a Tom Waits lyric, this artisanal shop serves up fryer-fresh doughnuts with an ever-changing rotation of seasonal flavors, like rhubarb jam, roasted pear, and chocolate tahini.
West Seattle

Doce Donut Co. List
Doce is the cool new kid on the Seattle doughnut scene—owners Damian Castillo and Claudia Monroy opened their shop in Fremont in early May and have already sold out consistently. The business sets itself apart from other local doughnut favorites by offering artisan glazed doughnuts with Latin American flavors, such as Mexican hot chocolate, churro dulce de leche, tres leches, hibiscus, and guava con queso.

Dochi List
This mochi doughnut shop draws long lines for its pleasingly chewy-crisp creations in flavors like ube with Fruity Pebbles and matcha with Oreos.
Seattle, Tukwila

Donut Factory
This spot is known for confections like doughnuts, cake, ice cream sandwiches, and other treats like the "crobar" (a croissant-doughnut bar hybrid akin to the Cronut). For Doughnut Day (which doubles as their Lynnwood location's four-year anniversary and Seattle location's nine-year anniversary), they'll offer one free doughnut for every six purchased. Plus, if you buy a dozen doughnuts, you'll receive a raffle ticket to win a dozen doughnuts for 12 days.
Lynnwood, University District
Pickup or delivery

Dough Joy
Offerings at this whimsical queer-owned doughnut shop include the "Basic B" (a plain glazed doughnut), vanilla Biscoff, strawberry milkshake, and Bavarian cream, as well as coffee. 
Capitol Hill, West Seattle
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

The Flour Box List
James Beard-nominated baker Pamela Vuong's cozy Hillman City shop serves handmade brioche doughnuts, scratch-made baked goods, and locally roasted coffee. Her treats are extremely popular and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you show up early.
Hillman City
Pickup, dine-in

General Porpoise Doughnuts
Renee Erickson's lovely doughnut and coffee shop serves yeasted doughnuts stuffed with all manner of jams, jellies, custards, and curds.
Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square, Laurelhurst

Good Day Donuts List
Former Vendemmia head chef Erik Jackson and wife Alison Odowski's neighborhood shop offers everything from fritters to cinnamon sugar twists to glazed varieties.
White Center

Half and Half Doughnut Co.
Don't want to wait in line? This retro 1950s-inspired spot is currently taking pre-orders for National Doughnut Day over the phone. Bonus: The first 75 customers through the door to use the code word "MEZZO" with their order will receive a free mini mezzo old-fashioned doughnut with purchase. If you're wondering what to get, we highly recommend the pineapple fritter, but you can't go wrong with the old-fashioned, the filled cronut, or frankly, anything else on the menu.
Capitol Hill

King Donuts List
Once famed for being a combination doughnut shop/laundromat/Thai restaurant, this legendary family-owned favorite recently moved to a new location just seven blocks north of the original. Sadly, the laundromat and restaurant are no more, but the classic doughnuts are as good as ever.
Rainier Beach

Mighty-O Donuts
This local chain is beloved for its scratch-made, organic, plant-based doughnuts, ranging from the "Cuckoo for Coconuts" (chocolate iced with coconut) to the "nutty French toast" (spiced cake with maple glaze and nuts).
Various locations 
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Raised Doughnuts List
Pastry chef Mi Kim's Central District shop whips up doughnuts in swoon-worthy flavors in addition to gorgeous party-worthy cakes.
Central District
Pickup, dine-in

Top Pot Doughnuts
You can't talk about doughnuts in Seattle without mentioning this classic chain. We're partial to the shredded coconut-coated "feather boa," which comes in pink or chocolate.
Various locations
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Zuri's Donutz
This Black-owned Lynnwood shop goes beyond your standard old-fashioned and jelly-filled doughnuts with inventive flavors like ube with toasted coconut, raspberry-glazed mango, and red dragonfruit. 
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

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