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!

Join us on this exciting journey of starting a new business!

This is the story of how Raised Doughnuts began.

COFFEE: When it came time to decide on which roasters to offer at Raised, it was pretty easy decision! We've loved Dorothea and Broadcast for a while now, not only for their amazing coffee but their awesome owners! And we are super excited to have Fidalgo join our line up with their darker roast profile!

PAINTING: One wall down! Not pictured: my horribly uneven ceiling trim, haha had to go back and clean it up, taping is not a strength of mine :)

OUR NEW HOME: We got our keys and wanted to show you our new home before renovations begin!

SIGNING THE LEASE: It's official! Raised Doughnuts has a home! It's been a long year and a half of searching and we are so excited to settle down in the Central District! 

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!

  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!

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

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

  ETHNIC SEATTLE FEATURE  11.8.17

ETHNIC SEATTLE FEATURE 11.8.17

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!