In addition to murals, donuts are a big thing in Nashville. While we didn’t eat our way through Nashville, visiting every donut place, we did a bit of damage and will share our findings with you.
You can see there were quite a few selections for these high-flavored mini donuts. You can buy them several at a time or in larger quantities. There are several Donut Distilleries – this was in East Nashville. There is one at Assembly Food Hall, but it did not have the same ambiance as this one (granted, the East Nashville place did not have a lot of ambiance either, but it’s not a food hall). You can get drinks to go in the food hall, and donuts too.
We got two flights and pairings – one was a whiskey pairing flight (on the left). And on the right was a coffee cocktail pairing.
The coffee cocktails included: Cold BJ (cold brew with Irish cream and coffee liqueur); Basic Betch (latte with coconut rum and vanilla), Tennessee Coffee (Irish coffee with TN whiskey), and Buckeye Brew (coffee with chocolate and peanut butter whiskey). You can also get boozy shakes that have donuts in them.
I can’t remember which one this was above, but it was one of my favorites. Note that the flights can serve at least two people. I don’t recommend getting one for yourself and being the designated driver.
Five Daughters Bakery is in 12 South and there may be a line out the door. They are known for their 100 layer donut, a croissant and donut hybrid. They also have yeast-raised donuts, Paleo donuts, and cake batter donuts (the Quinn).
They change flavors. The purple one is blueberry lavender, the bacon one is King Kong. I can’t remember what the others were.
They make some in smaller size too. And they sell cookies. You won’t go hungry.
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