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Nobody does it batter: 9 doughnut shops around Seattle

Name a sweeter way to start the day.


To be honest, we can’t tell which Doce Donut looks better.

It’s not just a glaze, mom. We want doughnuts all of the time.

Here’s where you can find some exceptional ringed pastries to put a little sprinkle in your eye.

Doce Donut Co. | This newer Fremont shop specializes in Latin American flavors like Mexican hot chocolate and guava con queso.

Mochinut | These treats aren’t your typical doughnut. Originally hailing from Hawaii, mochinuts combine Japanese mochi with the American doughnut (as the name suggests) and are extra chewy from the rice flour used to make them. Try out flavors like banana milk and matcha.

The Flour Box | You’ll have to wake up early to snag a box of these delicacies. Lines begin forming outside the shop around 9 a.m. and the shop typically sells out by noon. But it’s worth the challenge for flavors like horchata, chocolate brownie, and the occasional durian.

Three rows of sugared doughnuts that have a tuft of greek yogurt and bee pollen sitting on top of them line a baking tray.

These honey yogurt doughnuts are one of General Porpoise’s seasonal flavors.

General Porpoise | Owned by the same parent company responsible for Walrus and the Carpenter, these doughnuts have become a Seattle classic.

Fuji Bakery | In addition to its incredibly chewy malasadas, this Japanese French bakery also has some incredible beef curry pastries that are great if doughnuts just get too sweet sometimes. The milk stick is also a solid choice.

Temple Pastries | The real gem at this Central District bakery is the cronut, which uses croissant dough to create flaky, buttery goodness.

A selection of vegan doughnuts at Dough Joy in Seattle, WA

Dough Joy’s West Seattle outpost has an attached plant shop called Botanic at the Disco.

Photo via Dough Joy

Dough Joy | These all-vegan donuts — with flavors like Bavarian Creme and blueberry maple ring — are as light and airy as can be.

Donutology | Check the pop-up Instagram’s page to find out where you can land its delectable selections like vanilla passion fruit and salted hazlenut brownie.

Top Pot Doughnuts | This Seattle institution is at the top of a lot of recommendation lists because of its maple bars — a PNW staple.

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