Although the way to an iguana's heart is through its stomach, it is useful to remember that human stomachs can be reached through the mouth, nose, eyes, and—if it's an emergency—the number written on the refrigerator's dry-erase board. Today's Groupon stimulates your gentle iguana heart with sweet tastes, smells, and sights: for $8, you get a Mix & Match Dozen (a $14.99 value) at FROST Doughnuts in Mill Creek Town Center.
Each morning, the baking buffs at FROST churn out a menu of gourmet donuts within a modern, exhibition-style kitchen. Your Groupon is good for a Mix & Match Dozen, which features selections from each category—classic, evolved, and premium—of FROST’s more than 50 flavors, depending on which are on hand, as flavors shift daily like so many Protean animorphs. Sophisticated shoppers can seek out the salted-caramel donut, topped with handmade caramel and fleur de sel, and candy aficionados may pine for a portion of the Butterfinger Blast, a raised ring topped with chocolate and dipped in crunchy pieces of the cartoon-endorsed confection. A smoky-maple-bacon bar combines a bout of dualistic breakfast decadence with fresh bacon atop a sweet donut, and the classic cherry bomb detonates in your face’s primary head-hole with the fresh flavors of a cherry cake donut under a rich cherry glaze.
Three fashion-forward best friends founded FROST, and their sensibility shows in the upscale donut dispensary’s clean, modern décor. The chic environs make an enjoyably aromatic place to spend a morning, afternoon, or evening savoring the selection of sweets with friends or family, and remains equally appropriate for solo donut hoarding by wandering donut foragers.
Before they became business partners, the owners of Frost Doughnuts were just three best friends who shared a passion for loving and eating donuts. Following what must rank among the most productive hangout sessions ever, the trio decided their beloved breakfast staple was worthy of elevation alongside other resurrected sweet treats such as the cupcake, and so they got to work crafting a concept that would revamp its reputation from greasy to gourmet. Today, while customers still sink their teeth into a roster of exquisitely baked classics such as a chocolate glazed or bavarian-cream filled, it’s the shop's evolved flavors that really turn morning munch-a-thons upside down. Available on a rotating schedule due to their gourmet preparations and forgivable diva complexes are favorites such as a smoky bacon maple bar or an aztec chocolate donut iced with cinnamon-cayenne chocolate. Inside the charming shop, diners can watch as chefs whip up batches of banana split fritters or peaches and crème bismarcks in their exhibition-style kitchen, but should take care to break their hypnotic gaze before closing time, as all leftover donuts depart for local food shelters at the end of each day.
Mill Creek Town Center Business Park
15421 Main St.
Mill Creek, Washington 98012Get Directions