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 www.makersdonuts.com
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!