How to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

The six best ways to commemorate deep-fried dough this Friday
| Updated: November 27, 2018

Doughnut Day.

It’s a nationally recognized day and it should be celebrated as such.

This Friday, commemorate deep-fried, ditch-your-diet dough with this round-up of doughnut-themed products and treats.

A Nail Biter
Give your beauty routine some sugar. Velouria, a Seattle-based boutique, offers “Sweet Tooth” nail decals, featuring the classic pink sprinkle doughnut and other sweet treats. Try not to lick your fingers.

PHOTO CREDIT: JanesTinyThings

Color Me Mine
We all know CakeSpy (aka Jessie Oleson Moore), the notable Seattleite responsible for giving the ultimate sweet tooth via her blog about all things sugar. To our delight, she’s created a donut coloring page, proving once and for all that coloring is, in fact, not just for tots.

Pretty Kitty
If you like doughnuts and felines, then you really don’t have to look any further than Pike Place Market to satisfy your needs. Housed in a booth decked out with pink shag, Thomas Marnin and Skye Saylor of MarninSaylor sell (or rather, let you “adopt”) their donut cat plushes in vanilla, maple, or chocolate, in addition to selling keychains, stickers, coloring books, and prints.

PHOTO CREDIT: Olivia Lazer

Former Seattle resident Brittni Mehlhoff of popular blog Paper & Stitch offers us the double whammy of doughnut decadence: the recipe for donut ice cream sandwiches. If you don’t make them, did National Doughnut Day even happen?

PHOTO CREDIT: Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

All You Can Eat
Like to eat? Well, then put that donut where your mouth is. This Friday at Frost, you can participate in its 7th Annual Doughnut Eating Contest, the only true way to declare yourself Donut King (or Queen). Get in on the action by registering online.

Community Service
Rodeo Donut, the doughnut shop that first popped up inside Cupcake Royale back in 2015 and whips up small-batch, brioche doughnuts with gourmet glazes and fillings, is looking to expand into its own Seattle storefront later this year. If you simply want to do good for doughnut-kind, consider donating to its WeFunder campaign, which is a cross between crowdfunding and investing. And if sugar wasn’t enough, the brilliant bakers behind it all plan to add fried chicken and local whiskey to their menu. Plus, the pop-up is getting in on the Doughnut Day action by offering $20 pre-set dozens, which include two Chocolate Glazed, a Huckleberry, two Apple Bourbon Fritters, two Cinnamon Lassos, a Cowboy Coffee, two Gingered Blueberries, a Vanilla Bean, and a Honey Blood Orange, if you place your order by noon on Thursday.

Cupcake Royale's head pastry chef/chief operations officer and Rodeo Donut co-founder Nicki Kerbs; PHOTO CREDIT: Benjamin Blackketter

Just want the dough? Try some of these unique doughnuts from around the city.

1. Frost’s horchata bismarck doughnut

2. Toulouse Petit’s buttermilk beignets

3. Revel’s chai-spiced doughnuts with chocolate-chipotle glaze

4. Dahlia Bakery’s famous doughnuts with vanilla mascarpone and seasonal jam

5. Palomino’s Sicilian doughnuts