It was the right thing to do. I arrived at Seattle's Famed Pike Place Market and I wove through the crowd with determination. "Where are the doughnuts?" I asked one of the vendors. I followed her gesture to the line forming in front of Daily Dozen Doughnut Company.
Their doughnuts are a perfect mini size and as I watched the fresh and wonderful batter dropping into the hot grease, I considered my order as if it was of national importance.
(How many could I eat? Was it silly to order plain? No, I really like plain doughnuts - especially when they are still warm. I have to get the maple bacon one, everybody in the food world is talking about that combo right now. Cinnamon. Cinnamon sounds wonderful...)
My mind was racing and I told myself that it was the doughnut-scented air that was making me unhinged.
My choices were: Plain, Cinnamon, Powdered, Sprinkles, Maple Frosting and Maple Frosting topped with Real Bacon. I ordered a half dozen combination of Plain, Cinnamon and Maple Frosting with Bacon (see below) but the vendor was very generous and gave me far more than 6.
At first, I enjoyed the three doughnuts (below) as I leaned on the counter and watched the crowd grow at the Pikes Place entrance and then I snacked on a few more over the next 2 hours as I walked around buying flowers and soaking up the sights. Thank you, Daily Dozen Doughnut Company. This is the way to start your Saturday in Seattle.