National Doughnut Day {2018}

This week we’ll celebrate National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 1.

It seems like there is a new National ____ Day every day, but this is a holiday we can really get behind as doughnuts are some of our favorite foods.

In Seattle, we had our favorite shops and doughnuts: Top Pot (maple old-fashioned, apple fritter) and Daily Dozen Doughnuts (assorted dozen or a dozen sprinkled).

We love Daily Dozen Doughnuts so much they made an appearance in our wedding photos! {Photo by Mike Fiechtner Photography}

We were sad to leave them, but pleased to find that Buffalo is a doughnut city too! Buffalo also fancies itself an expert in wings (duh), pizza (the greasier, the better), and ice cream (it’s so good! That’s for another post!), among others.

We’ve sampled most of the doughnut-eries in Buffalo and Donut Kraze is hands-down our favorite shop. Brandon doesn’t have a favorite doughnut yet and always tries the classic or seasonal favorites. Michael always gets the white cake doughnut with frosting and sprinkles. I opt for the blueberry old-fashioned (it’s like eating just the crispy parts of a blueberry muffin) and a bagel egg sandwich that I share with Michael.

Weekend breakfast goals.

Michael and his favorite breakfast

As you get ready to celebrate National Doughnut Day the best way you know how, let me offer some ideas and recipes I found on the internet that are sure to be your new favorites:

Travel the Ohio Donut Trail with us? We’re legitimately looking into a trip…

S’more doughnuts

Triple dipped chocolate peanut butter doughnuts: Two of Brandon’s favorite flavors!

Catnip doughnut with pink frosting: I met the owner of this Etsy shop at Craft Camp last year and fell in love with her catnip toys, especially this doughnut!

If you still haven’t had your fill of doughnuts yet, keep reading some of my favorite doughnut posts:

Happy National Doughnut Day! {2015}

My Top Pot favorites: frosted doughnuts! (Not pictured: my other favorites: the maple bar)

My Top Pot favorites: frosted doughnuts! (Not pictured: my other favorites: the maple bar)

Do you know what tomorrow is? It’s National DOUGHNUT Day!

We’re doughnut lovers here on Megan’s Island and I combed the archives for some great reads and recommendations to celebrate National Doughnut Day as the sweet delight that it is.

I’m not sure where I’ll indulge in celebration on Friday, but a new Seattle-based doughnut-ery (that’s a thing, right?) has opened up and Brandon and I plan on visiting this weekend: Rodeo Donuts. Rodeo Donuts has been operating out of the Ballard Cupcake Royale and is starting to sell out of the Capitol Hill Cupcake Royale starting tomorrow! The Rodeo Donut bakers are also bakers at Cupcake Royale, and they make brioche doughnuts that look amazing. Just look at their Instagram feed! It’s the food porn I look at every morning on my way to work. Their flavors rotate daily and once they’re out for the day, they’re out for the day. This peanut butter chocolate fritter had Brandon drooling this morning.

Top Pot is using National Doughnut Day to raise money for Northwest Harvest. While it will decrease our chances of winning, I’d encourage you to stop by a Top Pot cafe tomorrow for a celebratory doughnut and spend an extra $10 on a raffle ticket to win a grand prize of a four-night stay in Hawaii, complete with airfare! Here are the specifics, from the Northwest Harvest website:

Tomorrow: National Doughnut Day!

Tomorrow: National Doughnut Day!

Join us on June 5 from 6-10 a.m. at Top Pot Doughnuts locations around the Puget Sound! We’ll be celebrating National Doughnut Day and collecting donations of non-perishable food items in addition to money.

As part of the celebration, we will be raffling off a four night stay in Hawaii complete with airfare. Tickets can be purchased until 5:00 p.m. June 6 at any Puget Sound Top Pot Doughnuts for $10.

Must be 18 or older to purchase tickets. Winner will be drawn 9 a.m. Monday, June 8 at 711 Cherry St., Seattle 98104.

Happy celebrating! Nom, nom, nom.

Happy Doughnut Day!

It’s doughnut WEEK on the blog, with Sunday’s post on Top Pot Doughnuts and Wednesday’s doughnut cocktail post, all leading up to National Doughnut Day — a day our household will for sure be celebrating.


If you’re in the Seattle area, I want to help you out with some tips to make sure you celebrate doughnuts (or donuts) today!

Top Pot Doughnuts

Top Pot Doughnuts

Top Pot Doughnuts have locations everywhere, including representation at most QFC grocery stores. Find a full list of Top Pot locations here. And a list of their offerings here. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I hear their Ovaltine mocha is a must-have. So order one of those alongside your doughnut! (Please note: QFC has a wide variety of Top Pot Doughnuts, but not all of them. If you want some of the more-specialized doughnuts, I’d recommend hitting up a Top Pot cafe.) Read about my recent tour of Top Pot here.

Daily Dozen Doughnut Company | Seattle, WA

Daily Dozen Doughnut Company | Seattle, WA

If you’re downtown and craving a smaller portion of doughnut, Daily Dozen Doughnuts is the place to be. Daily Dozen Doughnuts offer mini doughnuts in the following options: plain, cinnamon-sugar, powder-sugared, frosted (with sprinkles!), and their newest, more limited options: maple and maple-bacon. You can order them by the half or full dozen and I highly recommend the “assorted” option, with several of each variety. If you want a maple or maple bacon, be sure to specify as they aren’t normally included in the assorted option. Bring cash, as Daily Dozen Doughnuts doesn’t accept any other form of payment. And be sure to tip, their sign tells you to. For location and more information, visit their Facebook page.

Mighty-O Donuts

Mighty-O Donuts

If you think doughnuts are too unhealthy to celebrate, you should visit Mighty-O Donuts in the Green Lake area. These vegan donuts are made without: chemical preservatives, hydrogenated oils (trans fat), coloring or artificial flavors, and animal derived ingredients, which make them cholesterol free, and they still taste good! Normally I go for the sprinkle options, but my favorite at Mighty-O is the lemon poppy donut. For location and more information, visit their website. Enjoy!

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is not a favorite of mine anymore (they were when they first opened), but they’re classic and tasty and offering free doughnuts today. Go get some at a location near you!