Donuts are like wedding rings—they’re round, they have holes in the middle, and they’re usually counted among a person’s prized possessions. Treasure fried heirlooms with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of donuts and coffee at Fritters N Jitters in Bothell.
Fritters N Jitters plies its patrons with donuts made fresh all day and adorned with any number of toppings for no additional cost at its sky-blue drive-thru stand. Customers can claim either a single cake donut ($1.39) or raised donut ($1.59) and create such confectionary delights as a maple-iced mouthful with crispy bacon and salty pretzel sticks. Further options include homemade cream cheesecake frosting and a kaleidoscopic dusting of crushed peppermint and Pop Rocks extracted from the famed candy quarries of Europe. Fritters N Jitters also offers an array of sugar-free frostings and toppings.
In addition to purveying its circular wares, the drive-thru can jolt neurons with a cup of drip coffee ($1.89 for 16 oz.), an espresso, or a ghost story. Herds of fresh donuts can corral themselves into boxes by the dozen ($12.99) or half dozen ($6.99) while customers wait, but calling ahead for large orders helps ensure a speedier drive-thru process.
Fritters N Jitters
Owner and baker Chandell Witham knows real passion for baked goods. To put herself through culinary school, the single mother of three had to work long hours as a bartender in a disappointingly donut-free environment. Her perseverance paid off and today Chandell spends plenty of time with her children and her brainchild, Fritters N Jitters, where she mans the kitchens and whips up tasty donuts. Every morning, she bakes off fresh batches of comforting plain donuts. As patrons order, the innovative baker then outfits each ringed pastry with customizable frostings and toppings to fashion quirky confections her guests can marvel at alongside a steaming cup of coffee or fresh-squeezed donut juice. Frosting choices include classic flavors and wild variations such as mint or crunch peanut butter, and can be accented with a choice of sprinkles, candy pieces, or salty portions of pretzels or crispy bacon.