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    Top Five Donut Places in Louisville

    Plehn’s Bakery










    Coming in at number one on our list is Plehn’s Bakery in St. Matthews. Plehn’s has several different options on their donut menu including chocolate donuts, glazed donuts, Long Johns, jelly donuts, powdered, cake donuts and many more. However, when you go to Plehn’s, you go there with the intention of getting two of their most prized items: the Yum Yum and the Bearclaw. The Yum Yum is a long donut covered in glaze and chocolate icing. The Bearclaw is what you’d expect from a delicious pastry shop. You can’t go wrong with any breakfast selection at Plehn’s, they’ve been around since 1924 so they’re doing something right, right?

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    Clifton Donut Shop

    Located in the Clifton area, this delicious donut shop is baking all you need for a delicious breakfast at a great price! They have a variety of yeast raised and cake donuts. A few of our favorites are the Blueberry Cake, the Old Fashion, and chocolate sprinkles. If you’re not in the mood for donuts, they also serve mouth watering jalapeño ham and cheese buns and the Tro-Nut. What we really love about Clifton is there ability to make heart donuts for any special occasion! If you’re in the Clifton area, this is a must try.

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    Sugar & Spice Donut Shop

    How can we talk about some of the best donuts without talking about this Fern Creek gem? If you’re looking for options, this is the place for you. This donut shop has been around for over 30 years, so they know what makes a great donut. They have over 30 varieties of donuts including some of our favorites: Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Peanut Cake,Turtle Sundaes, and Crunchy Cream Filled. No matter what type of donut you decide to get, you will not be disappointed.

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    Coming in at number four is arguably one of best donut shops in Louisville! Located off Preston Street, this donut shop has the best Maple Bacon Long John you’ll ever eat. They also have your most popular items such as chocolate, glazed, and cinnamon twists. Their donuts are so good that even Damaris Philips from The Food Network agrees that “They’re the best doughnuts in town.” If you live in Louisville and haven’t tried this delicious bakery on the corner, you need to go there for breakfast ASAP.

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    Louisville’s first female owned and operated donut shop, Hi-Five Doughnuts located in Butchertown is topping central for doughnuts. What once started out as a food truck, this doughnut shop has evolved into one of Louisville’s best breakfast spots. Hi-Five is the eccentric version of doughnuts, so you won’t be finding any ordinary doughnut here. For instance, they have the hot ham and cheese doughnut, the herb mozzarella and tomato pesto doughnut, fruity pebbles topped doughnut, sugah cookie doughnuts, and their popular Kentucky Fried Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich. If you’re a person who wants loaded toppings on doughnuts, this is a must try for you!

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