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New Orleans Doughnut Guide: Where To Eat Fried Dough

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When it comes to fried dough for breakfast, New Orleans is mainly a city for beignet lovers. That being said, there are some incredible doughnut options in town these days, from buttermilk drop specialists to 24-hour mom and pops. Here are the best doughnut spots in New Orleans.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Blue Dot Donuts

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4301 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 218-4866
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Opened in 2011 by three NOPD officers, this bright blue building on Canal Street sells out more days than not, thanks in no small part to its signature maple bacon long john doughnut. Get there early, and on the weekends, expect a line.
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2. McKenzie's Tastee Restaurant

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901 Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
A New Orleans childhood favorite from back in the day, this spot does king cakes, buttermilk drops, and doughnuts in Lakeview.

3. DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

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2209 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 570-6945
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District provides an ever-changing selection of innovative, creative, and most importantly, delicious doughnuts to its adoring public. They look as great as they taste, and that's saying something.

4. Freret Street Poboys & Donuts

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4701 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 872-9676
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This old school poboy shop has been selling delicious housemade doughnuts before the new crop of upstarts came along. Selling classic flavors done well. Nothing fancy, just good food.

5. The Buttermilk Drop

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1781 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119
The eponymous buttermilk drop is a Southern staple and lacks the doughnut's usual hole in the middle. It's dense and delish. The Buttermilk Drop in the Seventh Ward makes a great one, of course, and also takes it a step further in creating the red velvet buttermilk drop.

6. Wink's Bakery

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1218 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA
Another source for buttermilk drops (try the chocolate dipped-nut covered one), doughnuts, and other bakery confections from beloved baker and actor Dwight Henry. Right in the Quarter, so you can skip the line at Cafe du Monde.

7. HiVolt Coffee

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1829 Sophie Wright Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 324-8818
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Coffee is the natural BFF of the doughnut, so it's no surprise that HiVolt delivers on doughnuts. What is a surprise, though, is that the doughnuts are vegan, sometimes gluten free, and always delicious.

8. ManhattanJack

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4930 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 897-5551
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This breakfast spot has confections galore including doughnuts, buttermilk drops, and apple fritters. All gorgeous, all delicious.

9. Bakers Dozen

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1-99 Williams Ave
Jefferson, LA 70121
(504) 828-2811
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Baker's Dozen in Jefferson has set itself apart with creatively themed doughnuts that kids and adults love, and delicious combinations like its sweet and salty caramel pretzel doughnut.

10. Terrytown Cafe and Donuts

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2018 Carol Sue Avenue
Terrytown, LA 70056
(504) 393-1323
This 24-hour neighborhood bakery on the Westbank rules when it comes to glazed doughnuts and apple fritters. The Times-Pic crowned this spot as home of New Orleans' best doughnut and the best value in 2015.

11. Gerald's Donuts

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2101 E Judge Perez Dr
Chalmette, LA 70043
(504) 252-9498
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With two locations in St. Bernard Parish - one in Arabi and one in Chalmette - there's no excuse for stopping by for a doughnut when out that way. Any time. They're open 24 hours and have a drive through window.

12. Proofed Donuts & Kolaches

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5236 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115
This Uptown doughnut spot (formerly Blue Dot) reopened under new ownership in December 2015 after a brief shutter. An array of classic doughnut options, including a maple bacon variation (pictured).

1. Blue Dot Donuts

4301 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
ENOLA
Opened in 2011 by three NOPD officers, this bright blue building on Canal Street sells out more days than not, thanks in no small part to its signature maple bacon long john doughnut. Get there early, and on the weekends, expect a line.
4301 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. McKenzie's Tastee Restaurant

901 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124
A New Orleans childhood favorite from back in the day, this spot does king cakes, buttermilk drops, and doughnuts in Lakeview.
901 Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124

3. DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

2209 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
District provides an ever-changing selection of innovative, creative, and most importantly, delicious doughnuts to its adoring public. They look as great as they taste, and that's saying something.
2209 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. Freret Street Poboys & Donuts

4701 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115
This old school poboy shop has been selling delicious housemade doughnuts before the new crop of upstarts came along. Selling classic flavors done well. Nothing fancy, just good food.
4701 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. The Buttermilk Drop

1781 N Dorgenois St, New Orleans, LA 70119
The eponymous buttermilk drop is a Southern staple and lacks the doughnut's usual hole in the middle. It's dense and delish. The Buttermilk Drop in the Seventh Ward makes a great one, of course, and also takes it a step further in creating the red velvet buttermilk drop.
1781 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Wink's Bakery

1218 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA
Another source for buttermilk drops (try the chocolate dipped-nut covered one), doughnuts, and other bakery confections from beloved baker and actor Dwight Henry. Right in the Quarter, so you can skip the line at Cafe du Monde.
1218 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA

7. HiVolt Coffee

1829 Sophie Wright Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130
Coffee is the natural BFF of the doughnut, so it's no surprise that HiVolt delivers on doughnuts. What is a surprise, though, is that the doughnuts are vegan, sometimes gluten free, and always delicious.
1829 Sophie Wright Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. ManhattanJack

4930 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115
This breakfast spot has confections galore including doughnuts, buttermilk drops, and apple fritters. All gorgeous, all delicious.
4930 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. Bakers Dozen

1-99 Williams Ave, Jefferson, LA 70121
Baker's Dozen in Jefferson has set itself apart with creatively themed doughnuts that kids and adults love, and delicious combinations like its sweet and salty caramel pretzel doughnut.
1-99 Williams Ave
Jefferson, LA 70121

10. Terrytown Cafe and Donuts

2018 Carol Sue Avenue, Terrytown, LA 70056
This 24-hour neighborhood bakery on the Westbank rules when it comes to glazed doughnuts and apple fritters. The Times-Pic crowned this spot as home of New Orleans' best doughnut and the best value in 2015.
2018 Carol Sue Avenue
Terrytown, LA 70056

11. Gerald's Donuts

2101 E Judge Perez Dr, Chalmette, LA 70043
With two locations in St. Bernard Parish - one in Arabi and one in Chalmette - there's no excuse for stopping by for a doughnut when out that way. Any time. They're open 24 hours and have a drive through window.
2101 E Judge Perez Dr
Chalmette, LA 70043

12. Proofed Donuts & Kolaches

5236 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115
This Uptown doughnut spot (formerly Blue Dot) reopened under new ownership in December 2015 after a brief shutter. An array of classic doughnut options, including a maple bacon variation (pictured).
5236 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

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