Best Donut Shops in Louisville


Sprinkles, glazed, apple fritters, or Boston creme filled? Which donut is YOUR favorite? Louisville is home to a number of delicious donut spots. Here is our guide to the best donut shops in Louisville!

Annie May’s Sweet Cafe – 3110 Frankfort Avenue

“At Annie May’s Sweet Cafe we understand the difficulties of living with food allergies. But, we believe all people are created equal and therefore deserve all the delicious treats life has to offer! All of our bakery items are Allergen-Free: free of Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Eggs, Peanut, Tree nuts (excluding coconut), Shellfish, Sesame, and Soy!”

Clifton Donut Shop – 2317 Brownsboro Road

“All donuts are made fresh daily in house. They have a variety of donuts and cake donuts for your selection!”

Donut Express– 9841 3rd Street Rd

A local favorite in the Southend, all the donuts are amazing, but our LMC contributors suggest that you order the apple fritters, bear claws, or “anything cream filled. Ask for extra cream because she fills them right there when you order!”

Donuts Sky – 6470 Old Preston Hwy N

Duck Donuts – 4600 Shelbyville Road, Suite 634

“At Duck Donuts Louisville, we’ve got quite a few ideas on how to do just that. We are a locally-owned donut shop in Louisville that skips the display cases and makes our donuts fresh to order. Whether you want one of our suggested fan favorites or would prefer to customize your own with our variety of toppings, coatings, and drizzles, the possibilities are endless!”

Heitzman Traditional Bakery & Deli – 9426 Shelbyville Rd

“Heitzman Traditional Bakery & Deli has been in the Louisville metro area for 130 years. Back in 1891 Jacob Heitzman started the long history of baking and decorating cakes. In 1924 Charles Heitzman continued the baking tradition and created the famous Butter Kuchen and Strawberry Whip Cream Cake.”

Hi Five Donuts – 1011 East Main Street

“Louisville’s first female owned and operated doughnut food truck and storefront, at Hi-Five, customers can build  their own creations with a number of glazes and toppings to choose from. In addition to building your own doughnut, you can also choose one of the many staples we have become known for – Kentucky Fried Buttermilk Chicken Doughnut, the Bourbon Caramel with Bacon, or our Sugah Doughnut.”

Jeff’s Donuts – 6401 New Dutchmans Pkwy

“Jeff’s has simplified the process of making donuts, while still using the old-school methods that has set Jeff’s Bakery donuts above the rest.”

King Donut – 5520 New Cut Road

“Freshly made artisan donuts, specialty pastries, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, smoothies and more!”

King Donuts – 608 Lyndon Lane

“The sweetest spot in town. Donuts made daily fresh.”

Nord’s Bakery– 2118 South Preston Street

From classic glazed to maple bacon and everything in between, you are sure to find your favorite donut in Louisville at Nord’s! Come early or place an order to get a full selection. They go quick!

I love the Boston crème and I hear the French fry donut is great! – LMC contributor

North Lime Coffee + Donuts – 1228 S 7th Street

“At North Lime, we make our donuts with the most simple ingredients. Unlike most donut shops, you won’t find us using mixes, and you won’t find us using shortening or margarine. We mix, fry, glaze, ice and top all of our donuts by hand.”

They have daily specials that change every week. The name originates from the first location on North limestone Street in Lexington. – LMC contributor

Plehn’s Bakery– 3940 Shelbyville Rd

A Louisville favorite since 1924, they offer not only donuts, but cakes, cookies, breakfast items, and custom orders. They are all delicious, but our LMC contributors recommend a classic glazed donut!

Sugar & Spice Donuts – 5613 Bardstown Road

“The Sugar and Spice donut shoppe. Come in for a delightful little treat in the morning. Walk from you’re house via Hudson Lane, or drive you’re 2-seater there to get a great start to any day. They even have Flavor Savor® bags for your donuts!”



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