I wanted to put in a plug for Westernco Donuts on 15th Ave (cross street is 75th Ave. - across the street from the Sands strip joint if that helps :)
For years I've thought that place looks like a front for drug dealers or something equally shady. But this school year I've gone a few times because so many kids at Whittier get donuts there after school and my daughter is now gung-ho for the idea of getting a donut as often as she can. I was surprised to find out they are really good donuts! They put Crispy Creme and all the grocery store donuts to shame! She could seriously compete with Larson's up on 80th and 24th for best sweet breads! Her apple fritters and maple bars are especially good.
I've also heard that she uses no trans-fat oil (not sure what kind that is - I heard it from a neighbor not from the owner, Soma) and she uses the high quality flour (you actually can tell by how good the donuts are!)
So, I wanted to spread the word to my fellow Ballard residents that if you want the best tasting donuts baked fresh every morning then that is the place to go. She is not open on Sundays and only open the early part of the day on Saturday so weekdays are the time to go.
I have to admit it has occurred to me to see if I could round up people to collect funds and donate some time to help fix up the outside of the shop to make it cuter so that it draws more people other than just her regulars because it goes so unnoticed and people are missing out! Soma runs that place all by herself and with the economic downturn in the last year has almost gone out of business so she's not in a position to do the updates herself. Just puttin' it out there ...
Regardless - next time you want a donut stop pick one up from there. You will not be disappointed!