Team Bloughnut took a trip on an aeroplane to the Northwest, home of Filson, Boeing, and Seattle's Best Coffee (as if!). We hoped to hit Top Pot as required by most Seattle sources but didn't make it. What we could accomplish was stop for some of Portland's finest coffee in one of their Seattle cafes, where we were (sort of) pleased to find Seattle's vegan doughnut option, Mighty O.
These tasted a lot like a vegan doughnut I have sampled here in the Bay Area: just alright. The flavors were a yawn (vanilla chocolate and a blueberry mini--75 cents a bite). "Can they even make a vegan raised?" queries Team Bloughnut associate Hillary K. That's a good question, with my limited vegan doughnut experience they are always cake.
Here's another question: Do blueberries and yellow cake doughnuts make green?
The final question I will pose to you is a territorial one: Do you think, based on this neon sign (I love all the neon in the Northwest, by the way), that the Portland-based micro-roasting behemoth Stumptown is trying to represent a little bit of P-Town pride among their neighbors to the north?
These vegan cake doughnuts just don't do it for me. If someone has found a vegan maple bar, vegan chocolate old-fashioned, or a vegan apple fritter, please let me know!