Could I eat a dozen doughnuts all by myself? Probably (and there's no shame in that).
While a list of the "Best Doughnuts in Seattle" would absolutely be subjective, we're not going to do that here. We are going to list some damn good doughnut shops in the area that'll surely satisfy a sweet tooth, though. Here are 7 aGlazing options:
9th and Hennepin Donuts
5604 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA
Featured: No Cold Donuts Allowed: 9th and Hennepin's sweet treats are made to order
Tucked into an unassuming window in West Seattle's Delridge neighborhood lies some of the most unconventional and delicious donuts that local chef and pastry mastermind Justin Newstrum serves hot and fried-to-order. The menu at 9th and Hennepin changes weekly, always featuring a four-donut lineup of one fritter, one cake donut, one raised (and usually filled) and one wildcard.
7600 196th St SW #850, Lynnwood, WA
Featured: Zuri's Donutz is anything but your typical donut shop
Ever had a dragon fruit-glazed donut? How about a chicken and waffles donut? A margarita old-fashioned? These are just a few of the unique culinary creations from Davis Vincent, owner and baker at Zuri's Donutz in Lynnwood. His donut philosophy is simple: "If you can get it anywhere, then it's boring."
And his shop is anything but boring.
Locations in Capitol Hill, Laurelhurst and Pioneer Square
Featured: General Porpoise Doughnuts are made inside the Amazon Spheres
James Beard Award-winner Renee Erickson didn't plan on being in the doughnut business. General Porpoise started out of necessity — a way to fill an unused space adjacent to her acclaimed steakhouse, Bateau, on Capitol Hill.
One doughnut shop quickly became three. That success is due, in large part, to the doughnuts themselves. They're sugar-coated and filled, a recipe inspired by Erickson's travels to London, and perfected by her and her team.
Locations in the University District and Lynnwood
Featured: Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches are the hole-y experience you need this summer
This place is known for its incredible selection. On any given day, they offer up to 60 types of donuts, including all the classics: buttermilks, crullers, fritters, old-fashioned, raised, cake donuts — you name it, they likely do it!
They also make a treat with a really "cool" ingredient: an ice cream sandwich made with a sliced donut! They slice a donut in half, fill it with ice cream and then toppings of your choice. It's the perfect treat for hot summer days.
1101 23rd Avenue, Seattle, WA
Featured: Raised Doughnuts elevates Puffy Pastries to an Edible Art Form
Seattle's Raised Doughnuts elevates the puffy pastries to an edible art form. They'll have the flavors you love, like maple bars and apple fritters and simple glazed — but then they kick it up a notch with flavors like Tahini, Nectarine, Early Grey and Blueberry Mochi!
Good Day Donuts
9823 15th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA
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Erik Jackson left his gig as Vendemmia's executive chef to open this donut shop in White Center — along with his wife, Alison Odowski — that serves up donuts by singles, half dozens and dozens, as well as hosts the occasional pop-up.
Top Pot Doughnuts
Locations all around the Puget Sound, find a map online!
Featured: Taste Test: Where is the best doughnut in Seattle?
I mean, obviously. Top Pot is a well-known doughnut chain that started in Capitol Hill and spread all around the Puget Sound. In 2017, they won Best Cake Doughnut and Best Apple Fritter in our Seattle Taste Test.