Like notebook paper, pastries must have holes punched in them to uniformly fit in the binder of a favorite professor. Bind your hand to a fluffy dough delight with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get one dozen mix-and-match donuts at Legendary Doughnuts in Auburn (a $15 value).
Named one of the Top Five Donut Shops in Western Washington by CityVoter users, Legendary Doughnuts devises succulent circular sweets, then hand-rolls and fries them daily. The menu overwhelms cakeholes with heaving holecakes such as the Chunky Monkey, which dumps pretzels, peanut butter, and caramel on a chocolate-glazed chocolate cake donut. Meanwhile, glaze geeks can gorge on smeary Os such as the licorice-coated AC/DC Back in Black and the Nerds-encrusted Steve Urkel. The George Washington lets its constituents sink their wooden dentures into vanilla cake with chocolate-cherry ganache and almond slices, and the Smores donut recalls campfire outings without learning how to rub two salmon and kerosene together to make fire. The selection is updated constantly, and customers can even share ambitious ideas in the dream-donut suggestion box.
- Legendary Doughnuts in Auburn is a unique, interesting shop with more than a dozen doughnuts to choose from, and almost all of them are named after famous television shows, television characters, and famous individuals. – Luke Byram, Auburn News
- The selection was extensive and it took me quite a bit of thinking to settle on my treat...I should amend that to say "treats". It was impossible to choose just one. I chose the "Oprah", which was a bacon topped maple bar. I've heard of this being a popular flavor combination, yet this was my first opportunity to try it. The donut itself possessed the perfect texture of fluffy and slightly chewy – Becky B., Yelp, 8/7/10
The shelves of Legendary Doughnuts are lined each day with an ever-changing variety of hand-rolled, fresh fried treats topped with unconventional frostings and toppings. Shoppers can sink their teeth into the extra-large glazed Homer Simpson or try the Yogi Bear, a donut filled with peanut butter and raspberry jelly. Old-fashioned varieties include the lemon-coconut donut with a lemon glaze and a crown of coconut, and specialties include the doughsants, deep-fried flaky croissant dough covered with various toppings. Legendary Doughnuts fills custom orders, too, whether customers would like an assortment of seasonal donuts, a tower of 25 donut balls, or a special plate of three donuts stacked and decorated to look like a hamburger.