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We tried the doughnut shop that has Super Bowl champs and Obama lining up — and it lives up to the hype

Obama Top Pot Doughnuts SeattlePresident Barack Obama and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, get donuts from Top Pot donuts in Seattle, Wash., Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010.AP Photo/Susan Walsh

If you ask a Seattle local, you can forget about Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts — it’s all about Top Pot Doughnuts, a local chain that’s become an institution since it first opened for business in 2002.

How famous is Top Pot? Famous enough that President Barack Obama himself stopped in during a visit to Seattle in 2010 . “You can’t eat these every day,” he quipped.

And how delicious is Top Pot? Delicious enough that, also back in 2010, Golden Tate — then a rookie with the Seattle Seahawks — walked into a closed Top Pot store at 3 a.m. because he was craving their maple bars (his apartment was located in the same building). It’s especially funny because Top Pot was named the official doughnut of the Seahawks just a few months prior. 

In other words, Top Pot is serious business. At peak hours, it has lines coming out the door. So when we were in Seattle last week, we had to stop by and check out Top Pot Doughnuts for ourselves.

It was incredible. Take a look:

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