When I decided to move to Seattle, no small part of my decision was based on the fact that Seattle is extremely vegan-friendly. But I had no idea of the goodness that awaited me and my son in the shape of the humble O.
The Mighty-O is a vegan donut shop.
Vegan donuts?! Yes, and just like the lard-fried originals, they're entirely unhealthy, and entirely scrumptious. Unlike the original versions, though, Mighty-O donuts are slightly less health-threatening. They're fried in palm oil, and made with organic ingredients! The donuts are perfectly fried to a crispy outside with soft cake inside, and besides the classic glazed and chocolate coated, they also come in many more favors such as chocolate raspberry, French toast, and lemon poppyseed.
You can find Mighty-O donuts in many coffee shops and grocery stores (such as PCC and Whole Foods Market), but a particularly nice treat is to stop in the bakery to be able to choose from the full selection, and have a "Good Cop Special" (you can guess what that is, right?) while your kids flip through the books in the corner box.
Lest you think that all that's available is sugar-coated gluttony, they also have prepared sandwiches (with Field Roast) until they sell out. I also saw a couple perfectly-ripe bananas available. They have an espresso bar, too, so you can get a mocha if you really want to pile on the calories. Their coffee is organic and fairly traded.
Arrive between 4 and 5 pm and take advantage of happy hour - 2 for 1 donuts!
There's not much more Seattle can possibly offer since it boasts its own vegan donut shop. I'll never move away.