Entering the Krispy Kreme Sodo store is like going back in time! The signs, the furniture, the atmosphere, everything plunges you into the 50’s. Though the open kitchen where you can see everything is more recent!

It is colorful, it is appealing, and it is delicious. Greasy? Sure thing, but in front of the multicolored shiny display of all these doughnuts, we forget this little detail! Apple Fritters, Glazed Lemon-Filled, Strawberry Glazed, Chocolate Glazed… or Classic, the choice is ridiculously hard! Can’t choose? Then take from a pack of 6 or 12.

Originally founded in 1955, Krispy Kreme was created to help raise money for philanthropic causes. This humanitarian project continues to live on. Last year, Krispy Kreme helped organizations raise approximately $37 million to support their initiatives.

Why does a donut have a hole?

There are many possible reasons:

  • The center hole was originally used to put fruit.
  • A baker’s initiative to ensure consistent baking all over the donut. (The center being  always undercooked.)
  • To be able to stack them on the wooden pegs used for presentation in New York stores.

During my first summer in the US, in 1998, my husband’s friends were all eager to teach me all things American. For one friend in particular, Matthias, Krispy Kreme was a MUST. For him, it was the equivalent of the Sunday morning trip to the French bakery for croissants.

Krispy Kreme in Sodo located at 1900 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Krispy Kreme on Aurora located at 12505 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133  

Krispy Kreme in Issaquah at 6210 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah, WA 98029

Other Donuts options in the region:

Not all of those have been tasted yet, feel free to give us your feedback!

Top Pot opened its first store in Capitol Hill in 2002 and now has about 20 outlets.

In Seattle: Mighty-O Donuts, General Porpoise, Daily Dozen Donuts, Rodeo Donuts, Legendary Donuts

In Portland, the famous Voodoo Doughnut – The Magic is in the Hole!

Translated by Claire