New Orleans Doughnut Shops

Eat Local Doughnut Shops in New Orleans

By Colleen Rush | Last Updated November 10, 2015
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New Orleans is well-versed in the love affair with fried and sugared dough. Right-minded locals and visitors make regular pilgrimages to the city's beloved beignet cafes, and we battle over who serves 'em best as much as we debate the merits of a roux vs. okra gumbo.  But we're not talking about that kind of doughnut here. We're talking about the round, yeast-raised beauties that most of the rest of the country recognizes as The American Doughnut. The beignet will always be New Orleans' premier doughnut, but these shops go above and beyond turning out local craft doughnuts (think: King Cake, Bananas Foster, Satsuma Cream).

Blue Dot Donuts

Why We Love It: No mention of Blue Dot is complete without first noting that Blue Dot was founded by three New Orleans police officers, and everybody knows ... cops know doughnuts. But this is no assembly line...

District: Donuts, Sliders, Brew

A selection of craft donuts from District: Donuts, Sliders & Brew in New Orleans
Why We Love It: If doughnuts dreamed, they'd dream of this place – where they'd be worshipped and adored in flavors like Limoncello & Poppyseed, Salted Caramel, Maple Siracha, and Nutella. Follow DD's Instagram...
|2209 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, us
|(504) 570-6945

Buttermilk Drop Bakery

Why We Love It: Some people might call them doughnut holes, but we'd like to see the monster doughnut buttermilk drops were cut from. They're the size of a toddler's fist. As connoisseurs of fried dough, we have no...
|1781 N. Dorgenois Street, New Orleans, LA, us
|(504) 252-4538

Gerald's Donuts & Restaurant

Why We Love It: If the $3 gourmet doughnut isn't your thing and you just want a really (really) good classic doughnut, head to Gerald's Chalmette or Arabi location for doughnuts loved by generations of born-and-...
|2101 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA, us
|(504) 252-9498
|6901 St. Claude Avenue, Arabi, LA, us

Upper Nine Doughnut Company

Why We Love It: New Orleans-inspired doughnuts like Brandy Milk Brulee, Praline Bacon, and Strawberries and Creole Cream Cheese are the thing at this doughnut pop-up shop, which makes an appearance at Tracey's bar...
|2605 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, us
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