EDMONDS — Top Pot Doughnuts plans to open an Edmonds shop at 7 Saturday. It’s the second location in Snohomish County for the popular local chain.
Top Pot, known for its “hand-forged doughnuts” and roasted coffee, built a 2,000-square-foot shop with sweeping windows at 150 Sunset Ave. S in Edmonds.
“It’s a really good fit for us,” said Mark Klebeck, co-founder of Top Pot.
“We love the community. It’s a bustling place that seems to be growing and growing and it really pairs with our branding.”
The three doughnuts that people new to Top Pot should try are the classic, glazed old-fashioned doughnuts, the maple bars and the apple fritters, Klebeck said.
The old-fashioned is just “one of the best doughnuts we make,” he said. The maple bars became famous after former Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate broke into a Bellevue shop after hours to get them. And the apple fritters are giant.
He said they’re also proud of their seasonal doughnuts. He pointed to the blueberry fritters and pumpkin old-fashioned doughnuts.
The business also uses seasonal ingredients for coffee. There is a pumpkin-spice latte that uses syrup made in-house.
The Edmonds shop will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first weekend. Normal hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The shop will stay open a little later in the spring and summer, however. The Edmonds shop also has soft-serve ice cream.
Top Pot opened its first shop on Feb. 8, 2002, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The Edmonds shop will be the 20th location, Klebeck said.
Three years ago, Top Pot opened a location at 18001 Bothell Everett Highway between Mill Creek and Bothell. Klebeck said it was an existing store and they made only minor modifications to the building.
The Edmonds shop was built from the ground up. Top Pot started working on the store two years ago but decided in mid-project to redesign it to add space for seating and create a mezzanine level for people to gather and enjoy their doughnuts.
“We had the time to tailor it to how we wanted,” Klebeck said.