5 Places to Celebrate National Donut Day in Nashville

Happy National Donut Day! If there was ever a sweet treat that deserved it’s own celebration, it’s donuts. Fortunately, Nashville has plenty of places to enjoy the decadent treat, whether it’s for breakfast, a mid-morning snack or a sugary dessert. Keep reading to find five of our favorite places to eat donuts in Nashville.

1. East Park Donuts & Coffee

East Park Donuts are great any time of year, but today would be the perfect day to support the beloved East Nashville restaurant.  The donut shop was the unfortunate victim of three separate break-ins, all in one week, earlier this month, and what better way to help them rebuild than by enjoying a few of their unique donuts? Try the Salted Brown Butter, the Dutch Chocolate, or the big-enough-to-share Peach Truck Peach Fritter. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.

700 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206

2. Five Daughters Bakery

Five Daughters Bakery has won all kinds of awards for their unique donuts, and for good reason. Their 100 Layer Vanilla Cream croissant donut was previously named the best Cronut in the country, one of several items Five Daughters Bakery serves that aren’t available anywhere else. Their current seasonal flavors include Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Icebox and Dipped Cone.

They also offer year-long flavors like Chocolate Sea Salt, Maple Glaze and Milk Chocolate Sprinkles, along with many other options.

Multiple locations

3. Fox’s Donut Den

Fox’s Donut Den has been in Nashville since 1973, which makes it one of the city’s most-beloved donut shows, with that affection now shared by generations. Open at 5:00 AM during the week (and 6:00 AM on weekends), their donuts have consistenly been some of the best in Music City. Menu items include Chocolate Longjohns, their popular Donut Holes, Glazed and more, along with a variety of other mixed pastries.

3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

4. Shipley Do-Nuts

Shipley Do-Nuts offers hand-crafted donuts and kolaches, along with other specialty items. Originally opened in Texas, Shipley Do-Nuts has been around for more than 80 years, with fans all over the world flocking to one of their locations to try their more than 60 flavors of donuts. Try the Cherry Iced or Strawberry Sprinkle when you go, or the Devi’s Food Filled if you’re in the mood for something really rich.

2540 Old Lebanon Rd, Nashville, TN 37214

5. Donut Distillery

Donut Distillery began as a food truck, after owner Shauna McCoy quit her corporate job to follow her passion. As popularity grew, McCoy and her husband, Todd, decided to open a Donut Distillery, which has quickly become one of the most popular donut destinations in Music City. Donut Distillery also has a convenient drive-thru window. In addition to the regular flavors, try the Dreamsicle (vanilla icing dipped in Tang), or the Rocky Road. Better yet, create your own, with a wide variety of icings and toppings.

311 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206