Nick and I just got home from a week away to the west coast. We spent 3 days in Seattle and 4 days in Portland. We ate LOTS of great vegan food and saw so many amazing things! We got to spend all 3 days we had in Seattle with Nick’s brother and sister-in-law, so it was fun to do a lot of fun things with them, and “make” them eats all kinds of yummy vegan food! I have SO much to tell you, but if I were to put it all in one post, you’d be reading for quite awhile. We did a lot! So for today, we’re going to talk donuts. Doughnuts. However you choose to spell it. I love donuts. I mean, REALLY love them. Cake donuts that I make at home are delicious and tasty, but nothing compares to a FRIED donut. Do you know what I mean? There is just something about them that makes me so happy. (it’s probably all the sugar and fat, but whatever)
We didn’t get into Seattle until 1am on Saturday morning, but after a few hours of sleep, we headed to Mighty-O donuts. I’ve been following Mighty-O on instagram for quite some time and couldn’t wait to get there and snag a dozen! (we had to try a bit of everything, right??) Not only are their donuts vegan, but they’re organic! Score!
(Dennis is posing nicely at the bottom, haha! He didn’t even know Nick was taking the picture!)
The standout was by far the chocolate glazed long john. Ahhhhh. I’m still dreaming of that one. The one right above the chocolate long john was Dennis’s favorite flavor, so we had to try it. It was French Toast. Delicious! But nothing compared to the long john. It was amazing. We did pretty good job demolishing them over the next 12 hours. We didn’t quite eat them all, but we tasted every single one! And while we couldn’t make it back to the original location again, we did grab them for breakfast for the next two days at the local coffee shop by the apartment we rented. That’s how good they are!
Our first full day in Portland was a massage. *sigh* It was awesome! But on our way to the train, we happened upon Voodoo Doughnut!
We’d read online that there was always a super long line outside the door, but at 9:00am on Wednesday, we got right in! Score! We didn’t order a dozen this time (there were only 2 of us this time around, after all!), but we got 3 to try out.
We got the maple bar and the Grape Ape which was a raised, fried donut with vanilla glaze dipped in grape Kool-Aid with purple sprinkles, and the Gay Bar. The Gay Bar was recommended by the guy taking our order, so we gave it a whirl. It was vanilla iced filled with bavarian cream and topped with Fruit Loops.
The maple bar was the winner for me, but the Grape Ape was a close second. It tasted like Purplesaurus Rex! Remember that flavor of Kool-Aid? I drank that all the time as a kid. Nick’s favorite was also the maple bar, but he LOVED the bavarian cream in the Gay Bar. It was super silky, creamy and very vanilla-y.
The winner? Mighty-O, in our opinion. We ate those donuts 3 days in a row! Voodoo was AMAZING and we were super thrilled they had vegan doughnuts (I’m trying to stay true to the spelling at both places, ha!), and it was certainly tasty, but Mighty-O was our favorite. More traditional, and just done really well. Voodoo is an experience, so don’t miss it if you’re ever in Portland, but if you’re in Seattle, go to Mighty-O immediately! Your life will be changed for the better.
Have you been to either donut/doughnut location? What did you think?