Rocket Donuts

Written by on November 1, 2014 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(rocketdonuts.com) – Fairhaven neighborhood, Bellingham, Washington

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven

How I heard of this place: Every new culinary location in Bellingham is cause for excitement, celebration and a bittersweet memory of what it replaced. This Harris Street donut/coffee/ice cream shop was a very prominent place of transition a couple of years ago as the construction and window coverings were removed to reveal the new gustatory, sweet sojourn.

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven Inside

Type of cuisine: Donuts. Freshly baked, daily at the downtown location, creative and unique flavors dispersed among the more typical and ultimate favorites. Also served: house-made ice creams and rocket blend coffee/espresso beverages.

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven Donut Display

Ambiance: A brightly windowed corner spot allows for mucho natural lighting among the 50s-esque music, sci-fi movie posters and 60s-ish memorabilia surrounding the walls of this donut shop.

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven Looking Out

Since the golden era of Doughnuts was in the 1950’s & 60’s we also serve up a bit of nostalgia in our downtown bakery café.  Music, Sci-fi movie trailers and original movie posters from those days transport you to a simpler time.

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven Memorabilia

Complete with a mini rocketship and intergalactic mural, this space age locale one that attracts everybody!

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven Signage & Mural

What I ordered: At the recommendation of the young lady behind the counter, I went for the most famous, most-ordered Buttermilk Bar ($1.64), warmed, of course.

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven Buttermilk Bar

My husband chose the Bacon Maple Bar ($2.29), and we would have expected nothing less once it was spotted.

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven Bacon Maple Bar

My cousins ordered all things blueberry! The Blueberry Fritter ($1.99),

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven Blueberry Fritter

and a dozen lightly glazed Blueberry Donut Holes ($1.50).

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven Blueberry Donut Holes

We were also highly tempted by Acme Ice Cream and I sampled three flavors: Espresso, Dark Chocolate, and Chocolate Raspberry.

What I loved: I loved the blueberry options in our midst! The warm fritter a true winner among winners! However, the surprising buttery, flaky, biscuit-like buttermilk bar’s hint of glazed sweetness made for the perfect combination with any espresso beverage or a tall glass of milk (even though we settled for ice water.)

Why I loved it: Relatively inexpensive, quirky setting with daily fresh donuts, each with a surprising twist on the norm.

Rocket Donuts Fairhaven Rocket & Bar

Cost: Low to average ($1.50 to $2.29 per donut/bar/fritter)  

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