However you spell it – doughnut or donut – it’s a scrumptious treat that’s hard to resist. Ring-shaped or filled, glazed or powdered – donuts are the original comfort food that can satisfy our morning, afternoon or evening sugar cravings. Craving one now? Flip through the gallery to discover our favorite doughnut shops. (Psst… they’re in alphabetical order because we couldn’t possibly rank them!)

Krispy Kreme

Founded in 1937, when Vernon Rudolph knocked a hole in the wall and sold his secret-recipe donuts to passersby, Krispy Kreme is still packing ‘em in with the irresistible smell of baking donuts – and the sight of trays of original donuts going through the glaze waterfall. Krispy Kreme fans know, when the “Hot Now” neon sign is on, original glazed donuts are fresh from the oven. Krispy Kreme has lots of flavors to choose from, including favorites like New York cheesecake, chocolate iced raspberry filled and glazed sour cream. But kid reviewer Roman votes for the chocolate iced glazed!

Good to Know: Get the Krispy Kreme Hot Light app, to find out when the "Hot Now" light is on in your 'hood. Psst. You can even receive daily doughnut alerts!

1900 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, Wa 98134

12505 Aurora Avenue N.
Seattle, Wa 98133

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photo: Helen Walker Green


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— Helen Walker Green