Off the Beaten Path


Off The Beaten Path Donut (Or Doughnut) Shops

By Frank Guanco May 30th, 2014

Mmm donuts. Those words will get Homer Simpson to start daydreaming of those delightful dollops of dough and they will get most any Seattleite to start thinking of where to sate their sugar rush in the morning. Or afternoon. Or evening. But where would one go get a donut in the Seattle area to feed this craving? Yes,Top Pot is continuing their slow march to world donut domination and there isn’t aBlue Star Donuts in our midst, but what if you wanted to get a donut somewhere a bit different? Here are a handful of places that bring the tasty to go with your morning coffee.

(Note: the nomenclature of doughnut versus donut is an interesting thing. Apparently, doughnut is the more historically appropriate term and donut is the shorthand. For purposes of this post, we will use the shortened donut. Mostly in a plea to have Dunkin’ Donuts notice this post and open a proper shop in Seattle to appease East Coast transplants. Or sometimes we’ll use doughnut.)

FROST Doughnuts – FROST Doughnuts has recently gone through an expansion to a new location in Mill Creek Town Center and added some more menu items to their offerings. But the doughnuts are what draw people in. The doughnuts at FROST are on the elevated side of things with creative and funky flavors; think bourbon caramel pecan or white chocolate pretzel and sea salt. Also check out their Froissaint, a croissant/donut hybrid. The grand re-opening of FROST will be in early June as they turn into a dessert lounge with cupcakes, frozen custard, and espresso bar alongside their cupcakes.