Where to Find Donuts in Nashville
In honor of National Donut Day, we’ve rounded up a few spots in Nashville to get your fill.
Written By: Hanna Flanagan
Photographers: Alaina K. Mullin
This family owned and operated Nashville shop has been cranking out old-fashioned donuts and pastries since 1973. Donut Den feels totally homey and retro—it’s even got red leather diner seats and black and white tile floors. Ditch the trendy dessert locations popping up around the city and get back to basics with a trip to this local gem. facebook.com/foxsdonutden
Location: 3900 Hillsboro Pk, 615-385-102
Hours: Daily, 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sat - Sun, 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
The Donut + Dog
This donut shop is far from traditional; it offers the unique combination of hot dogs and donuts. And not just any old ketchup hot dog or glazed donut, either—expect to see menu items like a Flying Hawaiian hot dog and a Bluegrass Mule donut. (In honor of National Donut Day, they’ve debuted a new flavor, too: The Southern Belle has peach jam filling and brown butter glaze topped with local, Brittle Brothers pecan brittle. The interesting flavor profiles at The Donut + Dog will get your taste buds jumping and spark great conversation between friends and family. thedonutanddog.com
Location: 2127 Belcourt Ave, 615-457-1476
Hours: Tues - Sun, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sure, you’ve probably heard of Dunkin’ Donuts. But did you know the popular coffee chain offers a full breakfast menu of sausage, egg, and cheese biscuits, hash brown, wraps, and more? Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee, a donut in pretty much any flavor you can think of, and a hearty breakfast item, all at one location. (Plus, on June 1, get a free classic donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage!) dunkindonuts.com
Downtown: 321 5th Ave S, 615-727-9060
Hours: Daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Downtown: 400 Charlotte Ave, 615-256-0067
Hours: Daily, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat - Sun, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Midtown: 2310 Elliston Place, 615-212-2484
Hours: Daily, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt: 1500 21st Ave S, Ste 1510, 615-915-3850
Hours: Daily, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Five Daughters Bakery
With locations in 12 South, East Nashville, and Franklin (as well as Georgia and Florida), Five Daughters Bakery is a totally Southern—and totally adorable—pastry shop. This Instagram-worthy location is the perfect place to cure your sweet tooth while taking a killer selfie. Plus, Five Daughters works with seasonal and locally sourced goods, so your donuts are stuffed with the freshest ingredients possible—they’ve even got paleo-friendly options! fivedaughtersbakery.com
12 South: 1100 Caruthers Ave, 615-490-6554
East Nashville: 1900 Eastland Ave, Ste 101, 615-891-1293
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (or until sold out); Sat - Sun, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (or until sold out)
The Factory at Franklin: 230 Franklin Rd, 615-933-9332
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until sold out); Sat - Sun, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or until sold out)
Pastry chef Lisa Marie White is back at it again, offering donuts like Peaches & Creme with Dulcey Ganache, Old Fashioned with Belle Meade Bourbon Caramel, and a Buttermilk Glaze variety at Killebrew. killecoffee.com
Location: Thompson Nashville, 401 11th Ave S, 615-262-6001
Hours: Daily, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Krispy Kreme is one of the most famous donut shop in America—and rightfully so! You know them for their “Hot Now” neon signage, signature warm glaze, and sweet chocolate frosting. Is your mouth watering yet? Head over to Krispy Kreme on June 1 for a free donut of your choice, no purchase necessary, in honor of National Donut Day. krispykreme.com
Berry Hill: 408 Thompson Ln, 615-254-5966
Hours: Sun - Thurs, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Midtown: 2103 Elliston Pl, 615-329-1100
Hours: Sat, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun - Thur, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri, 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
In 1936, Lawrence Shipley, Sr. created a batch of made-by-hand donuts and served them hot and fresh throughout the day. His recipe was a smash hit all over town. Thus, Shipley Do-Nuts was born. Today, with over 60 flavor varieties and 190 locations across the country, this franchise is still maintaining the philosophy of their founder: fresh food and great customer service. shipleydonuts.com
Antioch: 2626C Murfeesboro Rd, 615-360-9330
Hours: Daily, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Donelson: 2540 Lebanon Rd, 615-883-5823
Hours: Daily, 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.