I read about District Donuts from a New Orleans guide and then discovered I was only about a five minute walk from the location while I was in the Garden District!
The Donut District was very unassuming from the outside. But inside it was such a cool, funky, and vibey little spot. It’s the first time I’ve been to a donut shop that was also a bar! They didn’t have a ton of donuts, but like Five Daughters Bakery in Nashville, they seem to specialize in seasonal really unique and delicious flavors!
I had been told that certain parts of Magazine Street were a cool spot to wonder around, and this little corner did not disappoint. As a musician I found so many little nods to the musical heritage of the city. Not just in the typical spots; the restaurants, the bars of Bourbon Street, but also in little places like District Donuts where they had a deconstructed piano as a light fixture!
We chose four and brought them with us, because it was still a little early for consuming THAT much sugar. As I’ve mentioned before I’ve developed a sensitivity to gluten, which as someone who could eat all sorts of baked sweets before can be VERY hard in moments like these.
So I had to just try a bite of one of the donuts because anytime I have regular flour it can cause a reaction. I’m working at trying to cut it out completely, but it can be a challenge when it comes to DONUTS. However, I am able to report that the other donuts were delicious because I was fortunate enough to have people who are not sensitive to gluten with me!
So while you’re exploring the Garden District do yourself a favor and find your way to District Donuts!