Best Knoxville Donut Shops


There is a National Doughnut Day to celebrate these round confections, but is one day really enough? We don’t think so! That’s why Knoxville Moms has come up with this list of donut shops in Knoxville and beyond to help you enjoy these little bits of fried dough heaven every day of the year! {Be sure to call or check the donut shop websites for the latest information on store hours.}

Guide to Knoxville Donut Shops


Best Donut Shops in Knoxville


Duck Donuts
6104 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 236-1393

An Outer Banks tradition has made its way to East Tennessee! This donut shop lets you coat, top and put a fancy drizzle on a delicious vanilla cake doughnut. That means everyone in your flock is sure to find something tasty!

Status Dough
6535 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 999-0988
418 S. Gay St. Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 888-0997

With two locations of Status Dough in Knoxville you can double your donut pleasure! The focus at Status Dough is high-quality ingredients to make a superior product and taste buds in East Tennessee agree!

Richy Kreme Do-Nuts
7699 S. Northshore Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37919
Opening TBA

This popular donut shop in Maryville is branching out to Northshore Drive. It’s located in the former Pop’s Donuts building. The opening is TBA.

The Donut Shop
724 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917

A new shop on the Knoxville donut scene is just opening its doors.  Located in the historic Fourth & Gill neighborhood The Donut Shop is already getting great reviews. It offers cake and yeast donuts along with coffee from Mahalo Roasters.  A gluten-friendly and sugar-free protein donut are coming soon!

Makers Donuts
1336 E. Emory Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37938

This popular donut shop is making a comeback with hand crafted, artisanal donuts made in small batches. Some of Makers standout donuts are blueberry bourbon, cake batter and toasted coconut cream pie. Makers Donuts is scheduled to open soon. For the latest information, visit its Facebook page.

Jody’s Donuts & Bakery
1711 Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 312-5998

A lengthy menu means plenty of donut options at this Cumberland Avenue shop. If you’re looking for other options to satisfy your sweet tooth, Jody’s also offers cupcakes, cookies, muffins and more!

Buck’N Good Donuts
11311 Chapman Hwy.
Seymour, TN 37865
(865) 377-4011

There were plenty of sad faces when this Halls donut shop closed, but Buck’N Good’s is back with a new location in Seymour! Not only do they offer delicious donuts, baked fresh daily, but they also serve breakfast sandwiches, burgers, and more!

Master Doughnuts & Coffee
507 East Broadway St.
Lenoir City, TN 37771
(865) 816-6058

People drive from far and wide to taste these donuts made fresh daily! If you make the trip, be sure to try a breakfast egg roll, too. You can thank us later!

Richy Kreme Do-nuts
2601 East Broadway Ave.
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 983-2580

It’s possible Richy Kreme may be the longest running donut shop in East Tennessee.  This institution opened in 1948 and has been serving up delicious donuts ever since.  You’ll find the classics done right here!

The Donut Palace
2010 E. Broadway Ave.
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 981-8833

This donut spot boasts the most delicious breakfast treats in Maryville! “Donut” may be in its name also offers made from scratch kolaches AND croissants!

The Donut Palace
1021 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 298-5198

An Oak Ridge favorite offering drive-thru donut service! They have lots of specialty donuts and are most well-known for mouth-watering apple fritters!

Tastee King Donuts
562 S Main St.
Sweetwater, TN 37874
(423) 271-6052

Here’s another sweet reason to hop in your car! Tastee King specializes in gourmet donuts including cheesecake, rose and key lime to name a few. But don’t worry you’ll find donut classics here, too!

Knead Donuts
5960 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Morristown, TN 37814

This donut shop may offer standard donuts, but it specializes in donuts almost too beautiful to eat! Lucky for us these works of art taste as good as they look!

Sweet Smuckers Doughnuts

Sweet Smuckers is on a mission to create the best tasting, most delightful donuts and soft pretzels you can imagine. Even better this donut business is on wheels so it comes to you! You can keep up on the Sweet Smuckers food truck location on its Facebook page.

The Sugar Queen

This food truck promises bigger, better donuts with one not-so-secret ingredient—butter! The Sugar Queen has been open just over a year and people are already raving about the sweet treats baked by The Sugar Queen. For more information, go to The Sugar Queen’s Facebook page.

Best Knoxville Donut ShopsHappy Donut eating!

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Beth Wilkin-Waldmann
I’m a former TV news producer turned stay-at-home mom to my daughter Madeline and son Bennett. While I may stay at home, Madeline, Bennett and I are always on the go exploring Knoxville and making new friends. I'm a coffee addict, book lover, fashion-phile, occasional cook and bargain hunter. My guilty pleasures include Pinterest and bad reality TV. I believe a sense of humor is an essential survival skill. And--lucky me--my funny husband Andy always keeps me laughing. Follow me on Knoxville Moms as I chronicle this challenging and rewarding adventure we call motherhood!


  1. Oooo! Speaking of Donuts, there is an amazing new gluten free donut place in town that you need to check out! And add to the list! The Donut Theory! Find them on Instagram


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