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August 5, 2009 at 5:48 pm #591799
I know we’ve been having a months-long discussion of what is the best doughnut in Seattle. See this forum: https://westseattleblog.com/blog/forum/topic.php?id=4324
But I was wondering how many people would agree that West Seattle has a dearth of good doughnuts, besides the supermarket variety? We have the best cupcakes, the best French pastries, and the best bagel selection in the city, but at least my family is tired of the trek east to get a doughnut.
(Side note: Original Bakery batch size seems geared to their immediate neighborhood, they always seem to be out of most of their doughnuts by the time we get there from Alaska Junction. And we have to drive there–would prefer a shop within walking distance of Alaska Junction, and for us, even the Admiral District is considered walking distance, maybe even Morgan Junction…)
So, who would support a campaign to bring a Top Pot into Alaska Junction/Admiral District/Morgan Junction in the future?August 5, 2009 at 5:52 pm #673906
Who’d argue against a campaign like that? I would be even more on board if they crumbled bacon on top, or put a whole slice of bacon on a maple bar.August 5, 2009 at 5:53 pm #673907August 5, 2009 at 6:05 pm #673908
JenVMemberAugust 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm #673909
Red Cup on California carries Mighty-O donuts and pops them in the freezer on the hot days. FABULOUS frozen Mighty-Os!August 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm #673910
I like Mighty-O just fine, but they are a completely different animal from Top Pot IMO. I would love to see a Top Pot in WS!
We used to live a couple blocks from the Original Bakery, and I could get an ultra fresh chocolate-glazed donut when I went to the bus stop each morning. Oh, they are sooooo good! But garyn is right, they sell out very quickly. I think WS could handle both Top Pot and the Original without the Original suffering.August 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm #673911
Thank JenV, I couldn’t remember the source of the bacon maple bars.
And heck yeah, there’s room for the Original Bakery and Top Pot. I could shade my calendar according to which day I was to go to which bakery.August 5, 2009 at 6:43 pm #673912
Top Pot- blech! I’d fully support a Dunkin Donuts coming to our fabulous neighborhood though!!August 5, 2009 at 8:03 pm #673913
What donuts does Starbucks carry? I could have sworn I’ve bought a box of Top Pot old fashioned donut holes there??? They were good. I second the Dunkin Donuts! My husband would 3rd 4th and 5th it!August 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm #673914
If only Sophie’s Donuts (used to be on East Lake, maybe 6 years ago?) would re-open. She had the BEST glazed donuts. I think she had a buttermilk batter…not those cotton candy-like glazed donuts they have at some donut places I won’t mention. All grease and sugar and air. Ugh.
But, since that probably won’t happen, I second (or third? –I’ve lost count) Top Pot. Their old fashioned glazed are very good, and the apple fritters are delicious. It would be a fabulous addition to the suite of delectable breakfast places in the Junction, and we would truly never have to leave West Seattle again….
And I know Dunkin Donuts has their followers, but do we want to bring another national chain into the Junction?August 5, 2009 at 8:41 pm #673915
As an old East Coast transplant (as many years there as here now) I’d welcome a Dunkin Donuts here – Krispy Kreme just doesn’t cut it. Top Pot would be good too….. but please no Tim Horton’s!!August 5, 2009 at 9:26 pm #673916
Oh my lilith, Sophie’s had THE BEST DONUTS EVER!! It is so sad that shop closed up. I wish I’d eaten more donuts while I lived in that neighborhood.
I really think the closest Dunkin Donuts is in Arizona- I’m going to pray to the donut gods that one will re-open in Washington state soon!August 5, 2009 at 9:48 pm #673917
There are a few Dunkin Donuts in Washington….. I know for sure there’s one in Federal Way/Des Moines by Midway on Pac. Hwy. Is there still one in the Broadwayish area? By a record store on a hill by the freeway…….. I think. I can see it in my head……..August 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm #673918
Top Pot West Seattle can pair up with The Swinery for Bacon Maple Bar heaven. Yummm. Come on Top Pot, come to our ‘hood!!August 5, 2009 at 10:09 pm #673919
I think Starbucks does carry Top Pot, I am not too into donuts but do like a plain old fashioned donut but those are hard to find so i will settle for the sbux one with glaze, but i prefer no glaze. I have memories of riding my bike to winchells donuts in westwood villiage as a kid and getting a well 2 plain old fashioned donuts with my change.:) I also do not like krispy kremes at all.August 5, 2009 at 10:09 pm #673920
See, that’s why we need two doughnut spots, because I prefer “airy” over dense. Actually, I like “eggy” the best – growing up, had Winchell’s (remember them? 24-hour!) krullers every week. I have a hard time finding a good kruller.
edit: LOL, cclarue for the simultaneous Winchell’s nod!August 5, 2009 at 10:13 pm #673921August 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm #673922
cclarue, The Original Bakery does a nice old fashioned, no glaze.
Re: Top Pot @ Sbux, if you don’t get there early you won’t get one at all.August 5, 2009 at 10:34 pm #673923
Pigeonmom, Thank you! I will have to check them out next time I cant get a good ole fashioned out of my head.:)August 5, 2009 at 10:43 pm #673924
At the Dunkin Donuts website there is a store locator. Good luck in making it work… unless there are no stores closer than 50 miles to downtown Seattle.August 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm #673925
Dunkin Donuts, it’s worth the trip! Anyone remember the old slogan (and I have to admit I ate nearly a dozen one night in my crazy youth)- shoot I’d start a franchise here if enough interest in WS!!!!August 5, 2009 at 11:07 pm #673926
There used to be one on Rainier, flowerpetal. Did it fall victim to light rail I wonder?August 5, 2009 at 11:14 pm #673927
I wasn’t a big donut fan until the discovery of Bacon Maple Bars! While the chances of VooDoo coming to Seattle are slim to none, I’ll settle for a good maple bar that I can add my crispy bacon to…August 5, 2009 at 11:16 pm #673928
I think you are referring to the one that was on MLK Jr. Way near McClellan. Apparently it is gone. There are only DDs in 34 states. I’m thinking WA is not one of those. Here’s a link to the store locator… and I’m thru with this part of the topic. I don’t even like Dunkin Donuts!August 5, 2009 at 11:22 pm #673929
Between Bakery Nouveau, Cupcake Royale and Shoofly we don’t need a doughnut shop we need a big pants store.
But barring that I’d like to see them bring a franchise of The Doughnut Plant to West Seattle. They are TRULY remarkable doughnuts, based on a 1930’s yeasted doughnut recipe. Absolutely doughnuts of the gods!
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