NOLA Kid Favorites :: Donut Edition

In honor of National Donut Day, we went in search of our kids’ favorite donuts! Obviously, they were beyond thrilled and all too willing to participate in this project.

After trying places from Kenner to Uptown to the Northshore and everywhere in between, we found that one particular kind of donut stood out amongst the kids, no matter the location. We also learned that it can be quite difficult to get a little one to sit still when they get a donut!

Bakers Dozen, Jefferson

bakers dozen jeffersonI love donuts with sprinkles. My favorite donut has strawberry icing and sprinkles on top! -Madison

Dorignacs, Metairie

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Donuts and cake are the best thing ever for my birthday, but not cupcakes.  -Cooper

Dunkin Donuts, Metairie/Northshore

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I like the ones with the D’s on them because my name starts with D. -Dylan

Chocolate with sprinkles is my favorite, but I picked this one because green is my favorite color. -Gavin

kids favorite donuts

This vanilla cream filled donut is SO GOOD!! -Kadence

Terrytown Cafe, Gretna

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I like chocolate donuts with rainbow sprinkles. I like rainbows and chocolate is my favorite flavor. I really like donuts! -Jude

Blue Dot, New Orleans

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Rainbow sprinkles are the best. Better than just pink sprinkles. And I like that we can walk here; can we come again tomorrow? -Madelynn
I love chocolate! And sprinkles! -Evangeline

Tastee Donuts, Multiple Locations 

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I like donuts because I like everything with sugar in it! -Dax

Butter Krisp Diner, Covington

My favorite is the chocolate with sprinkles because the chocolate with sprinkles is the perfect combination on a donut. -Addison

Cop A Donut, Kenner

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These cuties devoured their glazed donuts!!

Joe’s Cafe, Metairie

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I love Joe’s. My favorite donuts are sprinkled and the bow tie donuts and glazed. -B
Donuts are yummy. My favorite donuts at Joe’s are the ones as big as your head. -D

Coffee &, Marrero

kids favorite donuts

I love it. I like it. I need it. -Lexi

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It was very good. It was my favorite. -Abram

Donut King, Mandeville

I like lots of chocolate with sprinkles. -Dillon

It’s safe to say there is no such thing as a bad donut around here! And there was obviously one clear favorite – chocolate with sprinkles. I have to say, even as a thirtysomething, I am inclined to agree!! While I do enjoy fun and fancy donuts from time to time, my all time favorite continues to be chocolate with sprinkles. But they have to be the “good” sprinkles aka nonpareils. “Jimmies” sprinkles are just not the same. Our kids surely enjoyed doing the “research” for this National Donut Day project, and we may have indulged a little ourselves! To celebrate National Donut Day, a few local places are offering great deals, including FREE donuts!

What are YOUR children’s favorite donuts and favorite donut shops? 

Myndee is a 35ish year old New Orleans area native. She's an author, speaker and self-love advocate. As an introverted extrovert, Myndee loves being part of the generation where most of her friends live in her computer. She and her husband, Luis, live just outside the city with their three kids.


  1. Oh Myndee, it appears you have never been to George’s Donut Shop on Robert Rd. in Slidell. Otherwise, it would have absolutely made your list. I remember when George had a shop on Chef Hwy in New Orleans East about 30 years ago. He later moved to Slidell and is still operating today. You’ll find the most amazing, melt in your mouth, hot donuts there. It is a complete dive but his patrons wouldn’t have it any other way. Everyone needs to check it out! If you haven’t tasted George’s Donuts, you haven’t lived.

      • You’ll be so happy you did and you’ll be supporting a local small business. I ate his donuts when I was a kid and have been bringing my kids there whenever we are in town. Enjoy!


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