Top Pot Doughnuts

Top Pot Doughnuts

Top Pot Doughnuts by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

'Top Pot Doughnuts' by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

Jade has been telling me for months that we have to go and check out Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle the next time we are there. I was 100% on board with this idea, since living in Portland, we have quite a few doughnut shops around and I love fried dough. I’ve had the opportunity to try quite a few different types of doughnuts, so I consider myself a bit of a doughnut oficianado. Top Pot has grown to have quite the reputation since opening in 2002, and they claim to make “hand forged” doughnuts with a secret 1920’s recipe, so I knew I needed to be prepared when I finally  got to try one.

We were staying at Hotel 1000, so we were only 10 blocks away from the nearest Top Pot location. On the second and final day of our trip, I knew that I had to make sure that we made it down there so I could finally try their acclaimed fare. We finally made it to their shop on 5th and Blanchard. The location is absolutely unmistakable with their giant, old fashioned neon sign adorning the top corner of their building. The entire storefront is one enormous pane of windows which allows patrons to see in to both the bottom and top floors. When I walked in the front doors, what I immediately noticed were the two massive walls on either side of the shop stacked from floor to ceiling with books, the stylish and friendly barista/shop keeps, and all of the natural light that pours in from the windows. This felt very familiar and homey, and definitely had the friendly Northwest vibe that we’re so fond of in Portland.

'Top Pot Doughnuts' by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

'Top Pot Doughnuts' by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

'Top Pot Doughnuts' by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

'Top Pot Doughnuts' by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

'Top Pot Doughnuts' by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

We ordered a Pink Feather Boa (their signature)  which is a cake style doughnut that is pink iced and covered with shredded coconut, and the second was a simple Raspberry glazed ring. In addition to our two delectable doughnuts we had a sweet and fruity concoction called a Cherry Blossom which consisted of a shot of cherry syrup, ice, and milk. It was a lot like a frothy, melted milkshake. We sat down and indulged in our sugary treats and took in the place as much as we could. My one regret is not trying their small batch roasted coffee which is another thing they are known for. I suppose that just means we need to go back and spend more time basking in their atmosphere for and extended period of time.

'Top Pot Doughnuts' by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

'Top Pot Doughnuts' by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

'Top Pot Doughnuts' by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

'Top Pot Doughnuts' by Endlessly Enraptured #seattle #endlesslyenraptured #doughnuts

 

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16Comments

  • Vickie / 18 June 2013 11:44

    what an awesome space & the doughnuts look delicious. Love the two black & white portraits

    • endlesslyenraptured / 19 June 2013 12:54

      Thank you my dear! I can’t wait to go back. I want shelves like that in my own home…

  • Lauren / 18 June 2013 3:06

    Gorgeous photos!
    I swear Top Pot’s maple old-fashioned is the best doughnut I’ve ever had in my life. Their bavarian creme with chocolate frosting is a close second, and is so rich it could even be shared.

    • endlesslyenraptured / 19 June 2013 12:54

      Thank you so much Lauren! Next time we are in Seattle, I will be sure to try their maple old-fashioned, it sounds truly amazing…

  • McKenna Lou Ryan / 18 June 2013 3:43

    This place looks amazing! I would love a donut right now!! xx. McKenna Lou
    http://www.lynnandlou.com

  • Life with Kaishon / 18 June 2013 4:26

    You forgot to tell me if the doughnuts were good.

    • endlesslyenraptured / 19 June 2013 12:50

      Hahaha! They were delicious! But I have to admit, The Daily Dozen at Pike Place Market is still my favorite place for doughnuts in Seattle.

  • rachel / 18 June 2013 7:47

    I just looked through all your recent Seattle posts – and you captured it so well. Thank you for such beautiful photos of my beloved city!

    • endlesslyenraptured / 19 June 2013 12:50

      Aww, thank you so much Rachel! That means a lot coming from you: I’ve been a longtime admirer of your lovely posts dedicated to Seattle. It really is such a special place…

  • Yelle / 18 June 2013 8:46

    that donut looks incredibly delicious. i’m on the other coast, but this is heavenly and worth this trip alone.

    • endlesslyenraptured / 19 June 2013 12:47

      You MUST visit the Pacific Northwest someday… It’s a treasure.

  • Jacqueline / 18 June 2013 10:38

    Ah, this brings back some memories! I went there when I visited Seattle — it was SO AWESOME. The variety of donuts, the scene, and the lighting (oh that lighting was killer).

    • endlesslyenraptured / 19 June 2013 12:45

      SERIOUSLY. I fell so hard for that beautiful light…

  • sonja Logan / 21 June 2013 5:28

    This has to be the best place for doughnuts. The atmosphere is so nice, while my husband and two kids were living over in Seattle we loved going there on a sunday afternoon. We have now returned to Australia and miss top pot. we need a store here in Melbourne please…….

    • endlesslyenraptured / 21 June 2013 6:24

      Oh yes, we were blown away by how beautiful it is. I hope I get to have enormous shelves in my own home one day…