Monday, July 22, 2013

Seattle — Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts

On my sweaty run this morning, the royal baby and donuts were at the top of my mind. Sometimes I rhyme slow sometimes I rhyme quick. When topics like this are at the forefront of your thoughts, that's a sign of a pretty stress-free state of being, wouldn't you say?

It's likely that his or her highness will soon make their debut today, finally ending the great Kate wait. I'm over-the-moon excited for my dear friends Will and Kate and their royal bundle of joy. As for donuts, I haven't eaten one in nearly a month and I'm craving one like no other. I'm trying to be better about my baked goods consumption and I hope I have the willpower to refrain for awhile longer. However, my running training program has started back up again, so we'll see how long this no-donut thing that lasts.

I have faith that I can hold out a bit longer because there aren't many donuts that can compare to a local chain around the Puget Sound area, Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts, so why waste the calories? Hypnotic Donuts in Dallas — you are an exception. Between the Top Pot doughnuts and Ovaltine latte (yes, Ovaltine... as in "more Ovaltine, please!") we enjoyed at the downtown Seattle location last month, and a quite hyped donut-shop in Portland (Voodoo Doughnut.... more on this later), Top Pot takes the cake for my favorite donut shop in the Pacific Northwest. Of course, there are many more donut shops I didn't get the chance to discover, but I'm going to go ahead and make the claim that Top Pot makes the best around.

We shared a few donuts, including the signature Feather Boa as pictured below. This place has the most perfect, old-fashioned doughnuts and is a must-stop shop in Seattle.

I wonder if any donut shops have considered making a special doughnut to commemorate the royal baby? Dunkin' Donuts made one for the royal wedding a few years ago, but sadly didn't offer them in the DFW area. I would perhaps bend my donut rules for a royally glazed, powdered, or sprinkled donut, and definitely would if that doughnut happened to be from from Top Pot.


Kelli Long said...

Perhaps we should go for donuts on Saturday morning after our run, in celebration of the new Prince!

Allison said...

I really did give them up for a month after our trip! So far, so good. I will need to wait until July 29th, which means my first doughnut may be in Chicago. :)