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Lola’s Doughnuts September 20, 2010



Mmmm doughnuts


So how does a Portlander hear about these magical doughnuts from Seattle?  Easy! Damn you (again) Food Network Channel!!! 

I first heard about Lola from a show called “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” which is a segment that asks famous Food Network  personalities what their favorite foods are and where to find them.  So who else but Giada De laurentiis, who doesn’t even look like she eats, mentions these made-to-order doughnuts from Seattle.  She is raving about them to the point that I find myself transfixed to the television and thinking Seattle is only 3 hours away so these doughnuts are technically within my reach.  I mean it’s not like I have to travel to France for them right?

Months pass and finally an opportunity presents itself with a weekend trip to Seattle with some friends from Vancouver.  My friends had a few places they wanted to go see but the only thing on my list was LOLA’S!!   It was on day 2 that we finally made it there. 

The doughnuts arrived in a white paper bag, ready to be shaken tableside so every portion gets coated with a cinnamon sugar mixture. They look more like beignets since they have no “hole” in the middle which is even better since there is more to eat!  They come with an accompaniment of 2 sauces that I’m assuming changes seasonally because although we both got vanilla marscapone cheese, Giada got cranberry while I got huckleberry sauce.  So were they worth the trip?  In one word, YES! Oh my goodness…they are really freaking good.  Light and airy pillows of dough that are just out of the fryer warm made for a fantastic treat.  I’m almost glad they are 3 hours away because I would be there every week if Lola’s was closer. 

Location:  2000 W. 4th ave.  Seattle Washington

Cost: I don’t remember, they could have charged me $20 and I wouldn’t argue with them.  Yes it’s that good!


~Doughnut dreams do come true ~

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