Daily Dozen

I spent a recent sunny Friday down at Pike’s Place Market, and took the opportunity to pay a visit to the Daily Dozen Doughnut Company. I imagine that most Seattlites know what I’m talking about, but for those of you who have not had the fortune of visiting the Daily Dozen, here’s a photo and brief description:

Daily Dozen

It’s a simple stand in the Market (near the flying fish), and there’s nearly always a line. The doughnuts are made fresh – and I really mean fresh, as they are formed and fried before your very eyes.

donut machine

Yes, it’s a bit like Krispy Kreme, but smaller and, in my opinion, much tastier (KK is too sweet for me). Once the doughnuts have cooled slightly, they are covered in one of the following: cinnamon, powdered sugar, or sprinkles (yes, the sprinkles topping is a new addition to the variety of flavors available. You can also order the doughnuts plain. The best part, to me, is that you can order a half-dozen (or, if you’re like me, a full dozen) of assorted flavors and try one or two (or three) of each. My personal favorite is cinnamon, but they are all worth trying:


Worth noting: the doughnuts are almost always served warm, which is critical to their flavor. There is NOTHING like a warm, melt-in-your-mouth, cinnamon doughnut and you should not consider your life fully lived until you’ve tried one from Daily Dozen. Therefore, make sure to check that they are fresh with the person at the counter, or just look and see that the conveyor belt is running before you stand in line. And get at least a half-dozen, because trust me, you won’t be able to stop at just one.


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One Response to “Daily Dozen”

  1. Arnie Says:

    Nice, a good “riser” donut in Seattle. I still love the cake donuts from Top Pot…

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