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Tuesday
Mar232010

Warm Feelings for Frost Doughnuts, Mill Creek WA

They say (and by they, I mean me) that bad things happen when you leave the city.

However, I was proven wrong--so wrong--when I was recently rewarded by venturing out of Seattle to visit Frost Doughnuts. It was beyond due--I mean, after hearing about their fancy doughnuts in flavors like Red Velvet from such trusted sources as Savory Sweet Life and Cookbook Chronicles, not to mention my go-to sources for all things sweet, Denise and Nick, I knew I had to visit.

Though there were a few grumblings as we made our way outside of the city into a suspiciously Anytown-looking sort of main street, all of this ceased the moment we entered the doors.

The first thing that hits you at Frost? That unmatched, beautiful, grease-meets-yeast-meets-sugar smell of doughnuts. You are breathing doughnut air from the moment you enter. But not in a gross way. In an "I wish I could live here" sort of way.

Next, you're probably going to notice the case. Like, OMG, what a case. Not only is it filled with row after row of delicious and creative flavors--but it's topped by rows of little parfait cups filled with doughnut holes and frosting for those on the run:

and flanked on the side by the most beautiful piece of decor I've ever seen: the doughnut floral arrangement.

But what about those doughnuts? They look fancy, but how do they taste?

Doughnut purists may argue that doughnuts aren't meant to be gourmet, but they have probably never tasted a fancy Wedding Cake or Red Velvet Cake doughnut from Frost. They both equal very delicious eating experiences, with moist, flavorful cake topped with a mountain of frosting. You may be inclined to say the frosting is overkill, but I assure you, it's not. It's kind of like a fancier, inverted Vanilla Kreme doughnut from Dunkin' Donuts (my favorite flavor!) but on a cake doughnut.

And the German chocolate cake and vanilla-vanilla varieties both got rave reviews too.

The verdict? Bad things may happen when you leave the city, but good things happen when you end up at Frost Doughnuts in Mill Creek.

Frost Doughnuts, 15421 Main Street, Mill Creek; online at frostology.com. Oh, and per the website, more locations are coming soon. Take over the world, Frost! Please!

Reader Comments (15)

OMG. I am going to gain 500lbs when im in Seattle. THANKS :P

March 23 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

i am so heading to mill creek TOMORROW for doughnuts!! those pics made my mouth water!

March 23 | Unregistered Commenterlyssa

As Liz Lemon would say, I want to go to there....

March 23 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

I don't care how far it is from the city. Im going there for those doughnuts!!

March 24 | Unregistered CommenterSuperChef

Everyone should go there. Today. These doughnuts made me so happy.

March 24 | Unregistered CommenterCakeSpy

Dear Hole-y Doughnuts,
Ohhhhh! I need one! NOW!
And that reminds me of a comment I need to post that was said by my son... it was about doughnuts... about me. And doughnuts. Must be a connection.
Love,
Can't Help Laughing At His Sillies In NE

March 24 | Unregistered CommenterRae

I really really wish I live in Washington. Those look so good. I hope they open one in Chicago.

March 25 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

Those doughnuts look insanely delicious...I am so jealous:)
An East coast tip/NYC....I hear Doughnut Plant is opening a Chelsea location

March 25 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

We loved Frost's when we were up visiting friends in Millcreek. I wish we could have brought home a bunch to share!

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterJanae

Just one more reason I love living near Mill Creek - these really are the best!

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterKassidy

I've known Danny for about years now...he's one of the owners of Frost and was responsible for the aesthetics. I'm so proud of him!

Best donut, hands-down, is the smokey bacon maple bars. In a way, I'm glad I live in Seattle...if I lived closer, I'd be twice my already hefty size!

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterAnita Elder

Have been loyal fans since they opened up shop!
It's always a treat for my girls & I whenever they have a day off from school.
Luckily we live just far enough to not be able to visit every day, or I would be obliged to take up marathon running to justify my habit.

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

I LOVE FROST! I live in Bellingham and every time I visit my sister in Everett we go there. The different kinds of filled Bismark donuts are our favorite!!! Hands down the best I've ever had.

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I've been addicted to Frost since they opened (which is saying a lot, because I'd rather get a root canal than drive beyond Seattle's city limits).... I can't believe you didn't mention the incredible Bacon Maple Bars. The best doughnuts on earth!

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterJojo

I live within walking distance of Frost and drive right past their door every day on my way to work. It's torture I tell you!!

p.s. Was lovely to meet you at the macaron workshop!!

xo
Carrie

March 28 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

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