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Mighty-O’s opens in August with free donuts and superhero-themed contest

Posted by Halynn Blanchard on July 29th, 2015

Mighty-O donuts is about to open its doors in Ballard.

The local company, with organic donuts made-from-scratch, has settled into their new storefront location on NW Market and 17th and is inviting Ballard to a grand opening weekend Friday, August 14th through Sunday, August 16th.

Free donuts are in store for everyone who stops by during the weekend-long event. Plus, Mighty-O hosts a superhero-themed contest in which those dressed as their favorite superhero will be entered to win a donut a day for a whole year.

“Our customers are our superheroes—they’re the reason we are here and we can’t thank them enough,” said founder Ryan Kellner. “We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of our new Ballard café with our community and look forward to giving away as many free donuts as possible for everyone to enjoy.”

Just like its Wallingford store, Mighty-O’s Ballard café is committed to sustainability and its community, supporting local farmers, achieving zero waste, and donating all leftovers to the homeless. Additionally, Mighty-O donuts are made-from-scratch using all organic, non-GMO and plant-based
ingredients that are individually sourced.

“It’s important to us that our donuts not only taste good, but do good,” said Kellner. “That includes being cholesterol free, pesticide and chemical free, and working to support sustainability and community causes.”

The 2,500 sq. foot café was designed to be a welcoming hangout with seating room for 50 people inside and a dedicated parklet on the street, making Mighty-O Ballard among the first of cafes in Seattle to offer the community amenity.

With a nod to the neighborhood’s roots, Mighty-O chose a maritime and industrial aesthetic to pair with the space-inspired design. The shop also features a large exhibition bakery so onlookers can watch the donuts being made or take a behind-the-scenes tour.

The Ballard café’s store hours will be Monday through Friday: 6 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m.

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14 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Profile photo of Mondoman Mondoman // Jul 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Does “parklet on the street” mean customers will get to sit out right next to the fumes and noise of traffic on Market St?

  • 2 Sir Mix Alocks // Jul 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    ^ and the endless construction and bums passing by?

  • 3 Hippo Crit // Jul 30, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Yes, Mondo, just like cafes and restaurants around the world, people might actually want to sit adjacent to the street and people-watch.

    Or maybe you prefer the bums that scare you away from the Amazon locker at that 7-11?

    I suppose you think that precious parking spot is too important to local businesses, too.

  • 4 2MunchkinsMom // Jul 30, 2015 at 7:09 am

    For those who don’t want to visit, then don’t. It gives those of us whom have driven to the Green Lake location almost weekly more doughnuts to buy and keeps the neighborhood thriving with good local businesses. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 RL Burnside // Jul 30, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I love the commentary on this blog. It really shows that the residents of Ballard are a bunch of candy asses afraid of their own shadows.

  • 6 Observant // Jul 30, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Love me some Mighty-O donuts, but coming up 17th, all you can see is that ‘O’ hanging off the building, which looks like a giant butthole.

    I have no choice but to lovingly refer to this location as Mighty-Butthole donuts.

  • 7 Lucy // Jul 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!! Organic adn Vegan donuts!!!! Yippeeeee!!!!!!!! It’s about time! Yay!

  • 8 Lucy // Jul 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    oooops! I got overexcited and mis-spelled “and.” lol sorry!

  • 9 Profile photo of Mondoman Mondoman // Jul 30, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Hippo, I enjoy a sidewalk seat as much as the next Ballardite, but I’m not a big fan of actually sitting out in the street in a parking space. You’re suggesting the former, the article suggests the latter. Guess we’ll have to see what materializes.

  • 10 Profile photo of donarb donarb // Jul 31, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Seattle has a few of these parklets already. Here’s photo of one at 43rd and University.

    Stoneburner on Ballard Ave will be getting a streatery, like a parklet, but the restaurant will provide table service to diners sitting there. When the restaurant is closed, it reverts to a parklet. Not all of these are in parking spaces, some are in the parking strip, depends on the location.

  • 11 Hippo Crit // Jul 31, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Did you look at the image that Donarb posted Mondoman?

    Do you really believe that an additional 3 feet is going to produce more “fumes and noise”?

    You would probably be subject to more cigarette smoke and nasty restaurant smells when you’re on the sidewalk.’

    On a side note, I hope Stoneburner is paying for the extra seating, especially since the waiters must cross the public sidewalk to bring food over.

  • 12 Profile photo of donarb donarb // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:11 am

    From the picture posted on the city’s website for the Mighty-O parklet, it appears that it will be on 17th, not Market. Most likely the city has guidelines that prevent these from being placed on heavily traveled streets.

  • 13 Franky // Aug 16, 2015 at 8:51 am

    They should clarify that a free donut is actually a donut HOLE leftover from the day before. Misleading statement is not the best way to welcome the local community. Check the facts first. Kids were bummed out.

  • 14 Antione Sokolowski // Sep 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Ballard location into what he calls “a more community-friendly space” than the original, with the neighborhood’s maritime roots and a touch of the industrial in mind. North Seattle College 5 1 829 14.

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