We took a poll this year and Mary Lee Donuts, hands down got the most votes, here's why! 

Mary Lee Donuts: Mary Lee Donuts has been serving up hot & fresh donuts for over 40 years - it’s a name you can trust for quality time after time! Over the years, Mary Lee Donuts has continued to grow due to their loyal customers who have continued to visit throughout the years. As a result of this growth, they have expanded to 21 retail locations all throughout the Baton Rouge area! If you can get their donuts hot, you won’t be disappointed! 

Outside of Mary Lee Donuts, our poll also loved the following local Baton Rouge donuts shops! 

Shipley Do-Nuts: Now this is a Texas based donut shop, but recently now have Baton Rouge locations and you guys seem to be loving them. Here's more about this business, they are an American doughnut company and coffeehouse chain with over 300 locations in the South East! Now if you love them so much here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana you can easily find another location while driving in the South! 

Good Morning Donuts: There are some raving reviews for this donut shop off of Airline Highway, and they have us highly anticipating trying this spot! Great coffee, delicious donuts, and a staff whose service makes all the difference: how can you ask for more? The glazed donuts are light, fluffy, and delicious, and you can never go wrong with a classic glazed!

Sambath’s Donuts: This stop on our donut tour includes a full service bakery and Thai restaurant serving up donuts, kolaches, Thai favorites, and so much more! We just want one of everything; this place’s variety is so amazing! Located on Essen Blvd., Sambath’s has a growing fan base and so many glowing reviews! 

Thee Heavenly Donut: A local favorite, their mission is to offer the best and freshest handmade products. They take much pride in saying that they stay up each night to prepare all of their donuts, kolaches, and king cakes fresh daily for opening hours at 4:00 am - talk about dedication to deliciousness! Not only are their donuts fresh and ready for those early risers but they have an amazing customer service team. They believe in going above and beyond for their customers to ensure the highest quality ingredients are being used to create their delicious donuts!

You loved District Donuts, but their location in Town Center is permanently closed, so when in New Orleans, stop by and grab a donut. They do everything from scratch, down to their sprinkles, and you can taste the freshness in all their flavors! They use quality ingredients made with integrity: no pre-made mixes or artificial flavors, and all natural ingredients are the star wherever possible. Everything is made from scratch and 100% fresh! They offer seven rotating donuts every week including classics and seasonal favorites. Their donut options are now well over 100 delicious choices and flavor combinations.

Other contenders in Baton Rouge Best Donuts are! 

  • Fleur De Lis
  • Tiger Donuts on Lee 
  • Port Allen Donuts
  • Mikey's Donut King

Share our list and try these out on June 3rd for National Donut Day!