Because sometimes nothing hits the spot like a fresh-from-the-oven donut, we’ve scoured the city to find the best donuts in Seattle and came up with a list that is guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest doughnut aficionado. Powdered, cream-filled, crispy or totally out-of-the-box, this list has it all. Trust us, you “donut” want to miss out on this round-up.
Raised Doughnuts & Cakes
Mi Kim loved doughnuts, and that infatuation inspired her journey to open Raised Doughnuts and Cakes. They don’t use preservatives, fillers or artificial coloring, and the quality shines through in the taste. They offer a menu of original donuts that are tried and true as well as rotating flavors that mix it up. In April, you can try flavors like Strawberry Balsamic or Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Good to know: This sweet spot is moving to a new location in Midtown Square mid-April (2301 E. Union St., Suite L). Swing by for their grand re-opening on April 23.
Hours: Mon., Tue., Thu. & Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Closed Wed.
1101 23rd Ave.
Top Pot Doughnuts
Top Pot Doughnuts began in 2002 in Capitol Hill. Since then this indispensable Seattle-based doughnut shop has grown substantially. Today, you can find locations all over the Seattle area and beyond. We love their classic doughnuts, but they also offer fancy and seasonal flavors. With more than 40 different options, there is sure to be a doughnut for everyone.
Insider tip: If you ask us, the Edmonds shop is tops. It’s steps from the ferry terminal at Edmonds, and the beach is right across the train tracks. This location also has a cozy library upstairs; the kids section is located to the far right. Grab a chair and a book, and snuggle up in the reading nook. If you’re looking for a family day trip, starting out at Top Pot is the perfect way to start a day.
Locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Edmonds, Issaquah, Redmond, Renton, Mill Creek & Tacoma.
The Flour Box
The Flour Box is a woman-owned and family-run small bakery cafe in Hillman City. They serve hand-crafted, filled brioche doughnuts from scratch. Everything is made in the bakery in small batches with one special ingredient—love. Pamela Vuong said she picked up baking in college and quickly felt like she had found her calling. Since then, her passion for creating scrumptiously delectable doughnuts has taken off. Her flavors change often, so be sure to check in for what’s new on the menu. Flavors like lemon lime curd, crème brulee or everything bagel donut are as good as they sound.
Insider tip: These doughnuts go fast, so head out early. They generally sell out within a couple hours of opening their doors. They are that good!
Hours: Thu.-Sun., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until sold out)
5520 Rainier Ave. S.
Soft, chewy, airy and shareable—that’s what you’ll get at Dochi. Their unique bubble ring-shaped donuts are a delightful cross between a Japanese rice cake (mochi) and an American-style fried donut. The flavors are as distinctive as their appearance, from red velvet cake to matcha pistachio and cosmic crunch. Although these doughnuts are designed to share, they are so good you might want them all to yourself. Like the box says, you definitely deserve to treat yourself.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; & Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
515 Weller St. (inside the Uwajimaya Supermarket)
Zuri’s Gourmet Donutz
Davis Vincent is the mastermind behind Zuri’s Gourmet Donutz, and we love his vision. “If it’s boring, you won’t find it here,” he says. All his flavors—as wild as they are—are 100% organic and natural in color. This black-owned family doughnut shop is truly unique. You can find pretty much any doughnut you could dream up, and that’s how Vincent likes it. His eclectic doughnuts come in flavors you’ve probably never seen before, like “Ubae Me Better” or “Just Like Butter.” He also has lots of gluten-free options and even some 21 and older doughnuts. You truly have to see them to believe them!
Hours: Fri.-Sun., 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
7600 196th St. S.W., #850
General Porpoise offers truly exquisite treats crafted by pastry chef Clare Gordon. They specialize in fried donuts filled with jams, creams, custards and curds (made with fresh eggs). Three locations across Seattle make it easy to satiate your doughnut craving. Shops are conveniently located in Capitol Hill, Laurelhurst and Pioneer Square. All their locations are beautiful and bright, like stepping into a Pinterest page. General Porpoise also has a variety of delicious coffee options to start your day off right. Whether you need an espresso, pour over, drip or draft cold brew, the world is your oyster at General Porpoise.
Hours: Mon.-Sun., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
401 1st Ave. S.
1020 E. Union St.
4520 Union Bay Pl. N.E.
Daily Dozen Doughnut Co.
Just a stone’s throw from the famous fish flingers at Pike Place Market, you’ll find a small donut stall known to locals and tourists alike as a market staple. You can’t miss it. The smell of fresh, hot donuts will lure you in the right direction. Their piping hot mini donuts are a crowd pleaser, especially with flavors like scrumptious maple bacon, sprinkles and powdered sugar. Our suggestion? You will definitely want to opt for at least a dozen.
Hours: Mon.-Sun., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pike Place Market
93 Pike St.
9th & Hennepin Donuts
Is there anything better than a hot, made-to-order doughnut? The owner of 9th & Hennepin Donuts knows the right answer to that question. No. There is nothing better, and that’s how he serves them. The flavors of the doughnuts change based on the season and what the chef can find locally. Most of the ingredients are sourced right here in Washington. Flavors change every week, but there are always four kinds of doughnut offerings—a raised/filled brioche, a fruit fritter, a cake donut and a fourth "something else." Doughnuts are takeout-only, and pre-orders are encouraged, but walkups are welcome. You won’t want to miss these truly spectacular doughnuts.
Insider tip: Alki Beach is just a short drive away (about 10 minutes). After grabbing a box of delicious doughnuts, head down to take in the sights. Be sure to pack your beach toys!
Good to know: The doughnut shop is part of a shared kitchen and will be transforming into something super cool this summer. Be sure to follow their Instagram or Facebook page for more details.
Hours: Fri.-Sun., 8 a.m.-noon
5604 Delridge Way S.W.
Donut Factory Inc
You’ll find both classics and fancy doughnuts here. All their doughnuts are made on-site and their motto is as sweet as their treats: Good Donuts. Good Service. Good Vibes. They offer lots of unique flavors and have a welcoming family-friendly atmosphere. And while their doughnuts are infamous, if you have a real sweet tooth, you've got to indulge and add ice cream to your order. An ice cream doughnut sandwich is only $5, and it’s worth it.
4336 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
20815 67th Ave. W., #202
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Legendary Doughnuts has seven locations around the greater Seattle area, from Tacoma to Federal Way. Their handmade doughnuts are delicious and made in-house every day. When it comes to intriguing flavors—you name it, they have it. Whether you want gummy bears on top of your doughnut, cereal or bacon, you can find just about whatever you can dream up. Flavors sound more like desserts here, and that’s probably because these sweets are just that. The size of some of their doughnuts are also unmatched. They seriously have one that's the size of your face. When you visit, don’t forget to bring your furry friends with you. They have doughnuts for them, too.
Good to know: You don't have to leave the comfort of your home to enjoy Legendary donuts. Get them delivered fresh to your door with Doordash.
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 5 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 a.m.-7 p.m.
Locations in Issaquah, Federal Way, Puyallup, Auburn, Covington, Tacoma & Orting.
Mighty-O Donuts has reimagined the doughnut game. Healthy donuts? That’s the promise of Mighty-O Donuts, and they’re as good as their word. All Mighty-O's are organic, 100% vegan and made from scratch. You can enjoy their doughnuts from four locations around the Seattle area. It's hard to miss with a French Toast donut, a spiced cake with maple glaze. And kids will flip for the Mini O’s, a bite-sized remix of their larger doughnuts that are perfect for smaller appetites and little bellies.
Locations in Green Lake, Ballard, Capitol Hill & Denny Triangle. The Downtown location is currently closed.