General Porpoise Doughnuts

Doughnuts are the best. Not only are you deep-frying a little cake that comes in lots of flavors, you’re also eating it for breakfast. Capitol Hill (and Seattle in general) is suddenly blessed with a wealth of doughnut options beyond Top Pot (not that there’s anything wrong with Top Pot!). Now one can choose from Mighty-O, Rodeo Donuts (inside Cupcake Royale), and the newest contender, General Porpoise. I visited it on a recent rainy day (there was a long string of those, but this particular day was extra rainy) and the place was bright (note the pink espresso machine), busy, and dry.


I was able to share four doughnuts – three that my friend got (Plum, Lemon Curd, and Peaches and Cream) and one that I chose – the basic vanilla custard.


All the doughnuts at General Porpoise are filled, which I usually don’t prefer. But I was pleasantly surprised at the light dough and yeasty flavor, which balanced the dense, sweet filling. The plum filling was easily my favorite, and I ended up buying a jar of the plum jelly (they make all the fillings in-house). Also highly recommended was the standard vanilla custard:


There is everything to love about the creamy, fresh filling, and even a Boston-Cream distainer like myself has to acknowledge the greatness of General Porpoise.



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One Response to “General Porpoise Doughnuts”

  1. Shirley Larson Says:

    Now, this is a place I must try, cream filled donuts are my favorite!


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