My passion for doughnuts was born in Seattle a little over a year ago [See: Top Pot and Frost], so it was only appropriate that I continued exploring the city’s fried dough scene on my most recent visit.
Launched this past May, Street Donuts combines two of my very favorite things—street food and doughnuts. The trailer is parked in an empty lot on 2nd Avenue and Pike Street, right next to a Japanese hotdog vendor.
A bowl of a dozen freshly fried rings goes for a cool $4.50, while a half dozen is priced at $3.25.
What sets Street Donuts apart from other mini doughnut hawkers are their unique toppings. Every order includes two toppings and additional ones can be added for fifty cents more. According to founder Yi-Chun Lin, caramel and ginger, as well as vanilla pudding and Nerds, are extremely popular among Street Donuts’ fans.
On my first visit to the trailer, I ordered a half dozen doughnuts drizzled with mango sauce and sprinkled with sweetened coconut flakes. The goods arrived in a compostable bowl with a tiny wooden fork-spear. The little rings, which were surprisingly light, soaked up the tangy sauce like a sponge, while the coconut sweetened everything up nicely.
The Astronomer and I returned to the trailer a few days later and ordered a half dozen with ginger and cardamom, The Astronomer’s favorite combination. The friendly gent working the stand threw in a few extra rings to thank us for our patience. The doughnuts were as golden, crisp, and light as ever. And while I didn’t love the toppings as much as my dear husband, a tasty time was had by all.
Yo, Street Donuts! If you want to start an L.A. franchise, holla at me.
2nd Avenue and Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
There’s more to eat in Seattle:
- Dahlia Lounge – Seattle
- Delancey – Seattle
- For the Love of Orangette
- Frost Doughnuts – Mill Creek
- I Don’t Think You’re Ready for this Jelly
- Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream – Seattle
- Pike Place Chowder – Seattle
- Sage Cafe – Seattle
- Salumi Artisan Cured Meats – Seattle
- Serious Pie – Seattle
- Steelhead Diner – Seattle
- Sweet Iron Waffles – Seattle
- The Crumpet Shop – Seattle
- Top Pot Doughnuts – Seattle