Our Story

Love doughnuts? Me too! 

Hi, I'm Mi Kim and I love doughnuts.  

The infatuation started as a young child, spending my weekends and summers helping out at my parents' restaurant. My dad would stop by a local gas station every morning and we'd go in and grab a few for the road.  I was so excited to choose the doughnut, deliberating as if it would be the last time I'd ever have one.  It didn't matter that it was 4 am or that we had an hour commute ahead of us.  I only remember being happily sandwiched between my parents and enjoying the doughnut before drifting off to sleep on my mom's lap.  

Fast forward through pastry school, a few restaurant jobs, 10 years at Macrina Bakery and here I am opening Raised Doughnuts.  

So #blessed to have such talented and supportive friends that have helped every step of the way!  And so grateful to have met I Miun Liu, an amazing business partner that shares the same passion for doughnuts and Raised!

what we’re all about

WE START OUR DAY AT 2AM. Scaling ingredients and mixing our dough. It takes five to six hours for our doughnuts to be made from start to finish. The dough is mixed in small batches, hand cut, shaped, fried and glazed every morning!

FROM SCRATCH Our glazes, toppings and fillings are made from scratch using whole ingredients. We don’t use preservatives, fillers, or artificial coloring! Because of this, our doughnuts are best enjoyed as soon as possible, same day!

QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY The light and chewy texture lots of you have come to love and enjoy takes time and we will never sacrifice the quality and consistency of our doughnuts for quantity!

ANTI WASTE There is a lot of food waste in our industry and we don’t want to add to it! We strive to avoid waste at all costs. This is why we choose to make one big batch a day and sell them until they’re gone! We also use every last bit of our dough, recycling the scraps into fritters and holes.

WEEKENDS We bust out our max, approx. 1000+ doughnuts a day on the weekend.

WEEKDAYS Our weekday batches vary and are determined using our gut and past sales. Sometimes we sell dozens at a time and other days just a few per person. Because of this unpredictability, some days we sell out quickly while other days we last all day. We encourage placing special orders via email or calling ahead to put some aside for you. No minimum required! We just ask you to pick them up by Noon!

CLOSED WEDNESDAYS!

FEATURES 

SCRAPPY'S BITTERS  Had a great time filming a short video on how we use Scrappy's Cardamom bitters in our Apple Fritter!

SCRAPPY'S BITTERS Had a great time filming a short video on how we use Scrappy's Cardamom bitters in our Apple Fritter!

SEATTLE REFINED  5.5.19 Had a blast making doughnuts with Malia Karlinsky! Thanks for coming to hang out with us! (click for full video)

SEATTLE REFINED 5.5.19 Had a blast making doughnuts with Malia Karlinsky! Thanks for coming to hang out with us! (click for full video)

ZAGAT FEATURE  11.16.17 So honored to be featured on this list! Thanks Zagat!

ZAGAT FEATURE 11.16.17 So honored to be featured on this list! Thanks Zagat!

 
 
SEATTLE MAG FEB ISSUE  Our Raspberry holes made the list for top 100 Things to eat in Seattle!

SEATTLE MAG FEB ISSUE Our Raspberry holes made the list for top 100 Things to eat in Seattle!

KING 5 EVENING NEWS FEATURE  (click for full video clip)

KING 5 EVENING NEWS FEATURE (click for full video clip)

 
SEATTLE TIMES  1/2/19

SEATTLE TIMES 1/2/19

ETHNIC SEATTLE FEATURE  11.8.17

ETHNIC SEATTLE FEATURE 11.8.17

 
SEATTLE MET  12.25.18

SEATTLE MET 12.25.18

Pop UPs x EVENTS x CLASSES 

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X ATRIUM KITCHEN CLASS  3.31.2018 We rolled, cut, proofed, fried, glazed, ate and laughed! What an awesome bunch of doughnut lovers! Thanks to everyone who made it out!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X ATRIUM KITCHEN CLASS 3.31.2018 We rolled, cut, proofed, fried, glazed, ate and laughed! What an awesome bunch of doughnut lovers! Thanks to everyone who made it out!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X VFA 40TH BDAY  3.30.2018 So honored to be apart of this event in celebrating VFA's 40th Birthday! They're an amazing group of people doing great things in our community!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X VFA 40TH BDAY 3.30.2018 So honored to be apart of this event in celebrating VFA's 40th Birthday! They're an amazing group of people doing great things in our community!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X EASTERN CAFE POP UP  3.10.2018 So great being back at Eastern Cafe for one of our last POP UPS before we open the shop!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X EASTERN CAFE POP UP 3.10.2018 So great being back at Eastern Cafe for one of our last POP UPS before we open the shop!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS x BLOSSOMS  2.14.2018 We partnered with Blossoms in Renton for Vday! A box of raspberry holes and a strawberry doughnut to share with your boo!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS x BLOSSOMS 2.14.2018 We partnered with Blossoms in Renton for Vday! A box of raspberry holes and a strawberry doughnut to share with your boo!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS x ADDO POP UP  2.11.2018 One of a kind POP UP serving up freshly fried mochi doughnuts served three ways! Black sesame, sugared, and plain with a side of sweetened condensed milk!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS x ADDO POP UP 2.11.2018 One of a kind POP UP serving up freshly fried mochi doughnuts served three ways! Black sesame, sugared, and plain with a side of sweetened condensed milk!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X MR. WEST POP UP  2.4.2018 Featured MAD CAP coffee roasters in our cold brew crumble doughnut!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X MR. WEST POP UP 2.4.2018 Featured MAD CAP coffee roasters in our cold brew crumble doughnut!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X BROADCAST COFFEE POP UP  12.16.2018 Loved the seasonal flavors at this POP UP! And the fact that we were next door to Wood Shop BBQ! Our Pandan mochi was the first to sell out!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X BROADCAST COFFEE POP UP 12.16.2018 Loved the seasonal flavors at this POP UP! And the fact that we were next door to Wood Shop BBQ! Our Pandan mochi was the first to sell out!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X UNIVERSITY VILLAGE POP UP  11.18.2017 We were overwhelmed with the turn out today! Thanks for all the love and we'll make sure those who didn't get through the line definitely get through at the next one! (aka we're making more!)

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X UNIVERSITY VILLAGE POP UP 11.18.2017 We were overwhelmed with the turn out today! Thanks for all the love and we'll make sure those who didn't get through the line definitely get through at the next one! (aka we're making more!)

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X ATRIUM KITCHEN CLASS  11.4.17 We mixed, rolled, cut, proofed, fried, glazed and laughed! What an awesome bunch of doughnut lovers! I had way too much fun and cannot wait to do another class! Thanks to everyone who made it out for making this such an amazing experience!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X ATRIUM KITCHEN CLASS 11.4.17 We mixed, rolled, cut, proofed, fried, glazed and laughed! What an awesome bunch of doughnut lovers! I had way too much fun and cannot wait to do another class! Thanks to everyone who made it out for making this such an amazing experience!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X MATCHAMANSEA POP UP  9.30.17 What a fun day spent with Matchmansea! We combined our strengths and created a unique one of a kind experience! Mochi doughnuts and Vietnamese coffee soft serve with a sweetened condensed milk drizzle!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X MATCHAMANSEA POP UP 9.30.17 What a fun day spent with Matchmansea! We combined our strengths and created a unique one of a kind experience! Mochi doughnuts and Vietnamese coffee soft serve with a sweetened condensed milk drizzle!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X CITIZEN CAFE POP UP  7.22.17 Citizen Cafe was so generous in letting us POP UP at their awesome cafe/patio! We sold out in 47 minutes! Looking forward to popping up in their space again!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS X CITIZEN CAFE POP UP 7.22.17 Citizen Cafe was so generous in letting us POP UP at their awesome cafe/patio! We sold out in 47 minutes! Looking forward to popping up in their space again!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS POP UP X3  6.25.17 It was a busy weekend for everyone in Seattle with Pride weekend going on! It was great to see new and familiar faces! Thanks for the continued support and excitement!

RAISED DOUGHNUTS POP UP X3 6.25.17 It was a busy weekend for everyone in Seattle with Pride weekend going on! It was great to see new and familiar faces! Thanks for the continued support and excitement!

RAISED DOUGHNUT POP UP X2  5.21.17 Another great success! We tripled the amount of doughnuts this time around and still sold out within 2 hours! Thanks to everyone who made it out and supporting!

RAISED DOUGHNUT POP UP X2 5.21.17 Another great success! We tripled the amount of doughnuts this time around and still sold out within 2 hours! Thanks to everyone who made it out and supporting!

Raised Doughnuts POP UP 3.25.17 Sold out by 10am! Thanks to everyone who came and supported! We hope you enjoyed them! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, we'll keep you posted on the next one!