Top Pot Doughnuts, Seattle cult doughnutery, to open its first Dallas store on Saturday, May 17

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If you’re from Seattle, you’ve no demolished a box or two of Top Pot Doughnuts, the Seattle coffee and doughnut shop with a rabid following on the West Coast. Well, strap your feedbag back on, because Top Pot plans to open its Dallas doughnutery on Saturday, May 17. The date may slip a bit, a company spokesperson told me,.but that’s the target right now.

Top Pot Doughnut and Coffee Cafe is branching out beyond the Puget Sound with this Dallas store, No. 16, located at Hillcrest and Northwest Highway.  Top Pot founder Mark Klebeck will be in town for the event, no doubt handing out samples of “hand-forged” doughnuts early  in the morning, then scurrying to Sur La Table where he’ll demo the art of doughnutery using recipes from his Top Pot cookbook at 10 a.m. (The class is $69; book a seat at 214.219.4479. Grab the book here: Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts: Secrets and Recipes for the Home Baker)

Top Pot says it makes its doughnuts in small batches on-site, roasts its own coffee and sells locally made sandwiches. Popular Top Pot doughnut varieties include plain old-fashioned, feather boa, lemon valley girl, chocolate rainbow,  maple bars and apple fritters.

The 1,300 square foot Dallas store will feature Top Pot’s traditional birch wood cabinetry and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a covered, landscaped patio.

“The number of visitors to Seattle Top Pot Cafes from Dallas over the past ten years has been incredible.  It just made sense to us to want to bring the Top Pot experience into a community that has long shown incredible appreciation for our hand-forged doughnuts and roasted coffee,” says Top Pot Doughnuts co-founder Mark Klebeck.  “Unlike other giant Seattle coffee chains that have opened out of state, our aim is to bring a better representation of quality and uniqueness Seattleites have long supported and appreciated.”