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Here in Seattle and across the country, the media are responding to the rumblings from our enthusiastic patrons and are taking notice of Top Pot. Everyone from USA Today to MSN to The Travel Channel has something sweet to say. Here’s a taste…

Donut Paradise

The Travel Channel

Top Pot Doughnuts was recently featured on the Travel Channel. The show is called Donut Paradise! Click the icon to the left to take a peak at what they refer to as "donut lounge"...

Doughnuts in the Sky

Alaska Airlines Inflight Magazine
Winter 2010

Top Pop Doughnuts had a full page ad in the, Winter 2010, Alaska Airlines, Inflight Magazine. The ad features our latest "café on wheels" and some of our seasonal fall favorites!

America's Best Donuts Countdown

AOL City Guide
Across America: Best Donuts Ever

The top spot goes to Top Pot in Seattle. Their slogan is 'hand-forged doughnuts' and reflects their artisan approach to doughnut making.

Among America’s Best

MSN City Guides by Bret Stetka
America's Best Doughnuts

This online guide features Top Pot in its list of the ten best doughnut shops in the U.S.

Causing a Ruckus on Queen Anne

Seattle Times
April 17, 2008

Our Queen Anne café is featured, with a great picture, in a larger article about the Queen Anne/West Galer microhood. "The latest arrival and already its drawing crowds every morning for its handmade doughnuts and - what else? - coffee. It's spring, which to dorky Top Pot fanatics means the arrival of the Cherry Blossom doughnut, a cherry-glazed piece of heaven."

Putting Seattle on the Map

Travel Channel
March 26, 2008

Top Pot Doughnuts was prominently featured in the show Donut Paradise. "If you like to eat your donuts in style, head over to Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle. The modern architecture coupled with a cool, inviting atmosphere keeps folks coming back for more."

Hometown Pride

Seattle Times/Seattle PI
February 1, 2008

Our co-founder, Mark Klebeck, was interviewed for both local papers about the Starbucks relationship and more after the USA Today article was published. "Top Pot Doughnuts Goes Nationwide."

The Starbucks Connection

USA Today
January 30, 2008

Top Pot is enthusiastically mentioned in a larger article about Starbucks. "We'll finally have doughnuts that can stand up to our coffee."

The Doughnut Business is Sweet

Microsoft Small Business Show
January 24, 2008

Mark and Michael Klebeck talk about the past, present, and future of Top Pot during this Microsoft-produced talk show focused on small businesses.

Designer Doughnuts

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
September 2007

The article titled "Designer Doughnuts" highlights the history of Top Pot and our current businesses, both locally and nationally, with Starbucks.

In Great Company

Yahoo Food Blog by Ed Levine
America's Best Doughnuts
May 31, 2007

This influential food blogger highlighted the best doughnuts in America, with Top Pot one of only two shops listed in Washington State.

Double the Kudos

Seattle Magazine
April 2007

Two mentions! Our work with Starbucks to transition to zero-gram trans fat was included in a longer article about the trans fat free craze. And, in the "Best Ambience" category in their "Best Restaurants" feature, Top Pot 5th Avenue was voted "Best Mezzanine."

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