Retro Donuts is now open on the north side off Newport Highway behind Franks Diner. They offer fresh, gourmet donuts from 6am-3pm Tuesday-Saturday and 7am-1pm on Sunday. (Closed Monday) They have a drive thru for convenience and those that don’t want to do the walk of shame with all their donuts. The girls behind the counter are happy and friendly even after a busy Saturday morning shift. They are especially patient with those of us overwhelmed with the selection who can hardly narrow their choices down to 1 dozen. When you see the maple bacon jalapeño donut, just give it a chance. It’s different but the sweet and savory and spicy is a flavor blast you should experience at least once in your life.

My favorites were the Boston Creme Pie and Pineapple Fritter. Their real specialty is their “Gigi”. It is a savory donut biscuit filled with egg and cheese. Their donuts are dense and very rich so be prepared. Make sure you get there early or they will sell out of the best flavors. Their blue berry cake donut is very popular as well. If you are looking for your typical glazed or chocolate donut, go to Donuts To Go, but if you want something unique and different you won’t be disappointed. We got a dozen assorted and a Gigi for about $20.


Keep eating, Spokane.


Retro Donuts (10727 N Newport Hwy Spokane, WA // 509.315.9502)