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When it comes to doughnuts, it seems like you have two choices: the run-of-the-mill doughnut shop with typical flavors or the over-the-top gourmet doughnut shop. But in Nashville, Tennessee, you have a third, and even better, option: Parlor Doughnuts! Find out why they have the best doughnuts in Nashville!
About Parlor Doughnuts
Parlor Doughnuts calls itself a “craft doughnut and coffee shop.” Their mission is to give you a better product with awesome service at a moderate price in a comfy environment.
This doughnut shop was founded in February, 2019. It was born out of the owners’ travel adventures and their love of great doughnuts. They wanted to created a different kind of doughnut experience for people to enjoy.
The first store opened in a small location in Evansville, Indiana. Less than a year later, they expanded to a much larger store front. Now, after just a few short years, they have opened many other locations throughout the country, including in Nashville.
What makes Parlor Doughnuts different from other doughnut shops is that they make “layered doughnuts.” These are much different from the ones you are used to eating.
Another unique characteristic of Parlor Doughnuts is that they offer, in addition to their regular layered doughnuts, gluten-friendly, vegan, and keto-friendly varieties. They also offer a special “Doggie Doughnut” for your furry friends.
They make their doughnuts in small batches each day. Typically, they have approximately 20 different varieties on the menu on any given day, along with special seasonal and secret selections.
Some of the doughnuts on their menu include French toast, maple bacon, honey glazed, churro, and cookies n’ cream. They also sell strawberry shortcake, caramel bliss, and turtle cheesecake doughnuts. Additionally, you can get mini plain glazed doughnuts, which are great for the kids!
If you prefer something a little heartier, something on the savory side, or just something a little less sweet, they offer a small variety of breakfast sandwiches and tacos, along with avocado toast and acai bowls.
You can also get a variety of specialty coffees and milkshakes here.
For a look at the full menu, head over to their website.
Why They Are So Good
While I love gourmet doughnuts, I think that the doughnuts at Parlor Doughnuts may be the best ones I have ever eaten. They explode with flavor like other gourmet doughnuts, but aren’t as heavy and filling as some.
These layered doughnuts are just so different from the average doughnut. They are warm and crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.
When you first bite into one of these doughnuts, you can’t help but smile! They are such a party in your mouth!
The flavors are delicious and perfectly balanced! And because they are made fresh daily in small batches, you are guaranteed to get a fresh doughnut each and every time!
Prices, Locations, and Hours
There are currently 57 Parlor Doughnut locations in 15 states throughout the United States. You can find them in Arizona, Alabama, California, Colorado, Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, and South Carolina.
They will be opening another 50+ stores soon. These new stores include locations in states they already have a presence in. But, there will also be new stores coming to the following states soon: Kansas, Mississippi, Utah, Nevada, Ohio, Maryland, Louisiana, Delaware, and Arkansas.
You can see a full list of the current locations and the ones coming soon on their website.
Each store has its own operating hours, but all of them are open seven days a week. Most stores open at either 6:30 or 7:00 each morning. They are usually open until later afternoon or early evening. You can check the hours of the one closest to you on their website.
Individual doughnuts are priced at less than $4 each. The more you buy, the cheaper they are per doughnut. A dozen will cost you $31.80.
Parlor Doughnuts is a unique doughnut and coffee shop with locations throughout the United States. Their layered doughnuts are packed with flavor without the heaviness that usually comes with gourmet doughnuts. They are definitely the best doughnuts in Nashville! I highly recommend trying them for yourself!
For more to do in Nashville, see my posts on the Parthenon, Hatch Show Print, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Zoo, Treetop Adventure Park, and Lane Motor Museum. Also see where to eat with kids in Nashville and things to do with kids in Nashville.
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