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.Read More
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Blue Dot Donuts
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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McKenzie's Tastee Restaurant
A New Orleans childhood favorite from back in the day, this spot does king cakes, buttermilk drops, and doughnuts in Lakeview.
DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.
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.
Freret Street Poboys & Donuts
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.
The Buttermilk Drop
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.
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.
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.
This breakfast spot has confections galore including doughnuts, buttermilk drops, and apple fritters. All gorgeous, all delicious.
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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.
Terrytown Cafe and Donuts
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.
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.
Proofed Donuts & Kolaches
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).
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