It's National Doughnut Day! As far as food holiday origin stories go, National Doughnut Day has a pretty good one: It was originally created to honor the Salvation Army volunteers who distributed doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Below, you'll find where you can get your fill of glazed goods and yeasty treats for the occasion. For more ideas, check out our food & drink calendar.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
For National Doughnut Day, the Mill Creek bakery will host a doughnut tasting with fan-designed flavors and a doughnut-eating contest in which the victor from each age group (six-12 years, 13-17 years, and 18+) will win a year's supply of doughnuts and a trophy to commemorate their impeccable doughnut-scarfing capabilities.
The vegan doughnut shop will donate 10 percent of their proceeds for the day to LunchDebt.org to help eliminate school lunch debt.
At a pop-up in front of its soon-to-open brick-and-mortar location in the Central District, the forthcoming Central Doughnut shop will purvey pre-packaged half-dozen assortments of its yeasted creations, including raspberry holes, maple bars, apple fritters, ube coconut, basil blueberry, and mochi.
Top Pot Doughnuts
The local old-fashioned, hand-forged doughnut favorite will celebrate the day with its annual doughnut-eating contest. Make a monetary donation to Northwest Harvest or bring along a non-perishable item to donate, and enter for a chance to win a dozen doughnuts a month for a whole year.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
The Donut Lab Pop-Up
The Donut Lab pop-up, which specializes in fluffy, crunchy-sugar-covered malasadas, will team up with Arxegoz Beauty, Arxegoz Eats, and Mike's Shaved Ice for an afternoon of treats.
The Flour Box Pop-Up
The very Instagrammable doughnut pop-up will sling its sought-after treats, in flavors like creme brûlée, everything bagel, haupia, mango lime, and strawberry basil shortcake, while supplies last.