Hello Loves,

Who doesn’t just LOVE donuts? There is an amazing donut place just this side of Heaven, right here in Knoxville. Despite being in the gym 6 days a week, donuts are my weakness. Growing up, I spent my summers in a little city in Alabama called Oneonta where my granny’s brother owned a bakery. I can still smell the donuts and homemade baked goods. The big cake donuts were and remained my favorite . . . until this past Saturday. My family and I took a short trip to Maker’s Donuts off Broadway on Tyson Road.


The shop is located on the corner, so if you are in a hurry you might miss it that would be simply tragic. The donuts are made from scratch with staff coming in every morning at 4 a.m. so the rest of us can enjoy the fare and my Lord, is it worth it. Each week sees a succession of new donuts, so there’s always a good reason to come back. You can see what the specials are every week by visiting the website


When my family and I visited Maker’s had Toasted Coconut Cream Pie, Vanilla Bean glazed, Maple Bacon, Chocolate Ganache and a host of others. We tried three; Cotton Candy, Churro, and Funnel Cake. They were just divine and worth every calorie. Each was different in it’s own way and will have you wanting a glass of milk to go with every donut.


Maker’s is a small shop with perhaps 8 seats inside and 4 tables outside. The hours are Thursday – Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until midnight. Go get yourself a donut!

4 thoughts on “Mmmmm…Donuts!

  1. @justin yes Powell!!!!

    The people who own this spot are simply put some of the greatest I have ever known. My last visited consisted of the owner giving me my doezen for free and refused my money. She is just way to nice! I remember the days when their church used to be at Barleys. They have out grown us and I hope Makers keeps on mAkin


  2. Oh my goodness! I have heard about this place, but never knew where it was located! This is why I read your blog. You seem to know most of what I want to know about Knoxville! By the way, those donuts are HUGE! This will definitely need to make my lunch list…..


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