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Doughnut shops are engrained in Wilson County

Doughnut shops are engrained in Wilson County

Doughnuts: Tasty and uncomplicated. Social and snug.

Across Wilson County, you can discover these sweet mood lifters at companies, spiritual companies, school rooms and exclusive situations. Traditional glaze. Doughnut holes with fruity fillings. Chocolate and strawberry doughnuts with sprinkles.

“Everybody has a sweet tooth,” explained John Khoury of the Mt. Juliet Donut Shop. Close by, frequent buyer Kathy Blevins bought doughnuts, hoping to get Khoury’s Peanut Butter Product recipe.

Listed here are some of the primary makers for a whole lot of mornings in Wilson County.

Owner John Khoury, foreground, of Mt. Juliet Donut Store on Nonaville Road with manager Heidi Smith.

Mt. Juliet Donut Store, 286 Nonaville Street, Mt. Juliet: The shop was opened by the late Nader Khoury in 2021 — soon after Khoury set up Connoisseur Donuts and Café in Mt. Juliet, which he sold in 2020. The Apple Fritter, Boston Product and basic glaze doughnuts are greatest-sellers. Chocolate and strawberry doughnuts with sprinkles are particularly preferred with youngsters. Numerous flavor fillings are also offered. All doughnuts and icing are built from scratch. On Saturdays, a whole lot of specialty doughnuts and foods are produced. Nader Khoury’s cousin, John Khoury, who utilized to own Shipley Donuts in Donelson, now operates the organization and does all the cooking. John Khoury estimates around 3,000 doughnuts are marketed on weekends, with substantial demands from church teams. A picture of Nader Khoury is exhibited in the keep.

Tony Chou, owner of Gourmet Donuts and Cafe on North Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet.

Tony Chou, operator of Gourmet Donuts and Cafe on North Mt. Juliet Highway in Mt. Juliet.

Gourmand Donuts and Café, 3993 B N. Mt. Juliet Street, Mt. Juliet: Tony Chou now owns and operates this establishment, which provides “every kind of doughnut,” together with a number of glaze and filling options. Cake doughnuts contain blueberry, strawberry, devils foodstuff, apple spice and vanilla. The shop also gives a push-in.

Donut Time on Hartmann Drive in Lebanon.

Donut Time on Hartmann Travel in Lebanon.

Donut Time, 102 Hartmann Travel Ste C, Lebanon: Apple fritter doughnuts are well-known — they are made everyday with actual apples. Also common is a pine cone doughnut with cinnamon that pulls aside. There are a wide variety of cake doughnuts, breakfast croissants and kolaches — a bread-centered wrap about meat. Owners Joanna and Von Scott have locations at 3195 S. Mt. Juliet Street in Mt. Juliet and 2207 Hobson Pike in Davidson County. Joanna’s father, Randy Signify, started off Donut Time nearly 11 many years in the past.

Manager Pearl Sullivan works a steady drive-thru line at The Donut Palace in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Manager Pearl Sullivan operates a continuous travel-via line at The Donut Palace in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Donut Palace, 175 Tennessee Blvd, Lebanon: Planning for new doughnuts commences at 3 a.m. Crimson velvet, blueberry and apple fritter doughnuts are all big sellers as shoppers purchase inside the retail outlet and in the travel-thru. Doughnuts also come with a wide range of gap fillings that can include raspberry, custard, lemon and white frosting flavors. Croissants and a range of cakes are also marketed at the location. Donut Palace was introduced about 20 many years ago by So Sith. Grandson Kenny Sith now owns Donut Palace and is the prepare dinner. Pearl Sullivan is the manager.

Dunkin’ Donuts: The national brand name has four locations in Wilson County, two in Lebanon, a new retail store in Mt. Juliet and one particular in Old Hickory. The chocolate frosted donut and Dunkin’ Munchkins donut holes are among well known solutions with a range of coffees as properly.

Slow Hand Bakehouse in Lebanon.

Slow Hand Bakehouse in Lebanon.

Sluggish Hand Bakehouse, 111 S. Greenwood, Lebanon: This new bakery, lately opened by Nick and Audra Guidry, doesn’t target on doughnuts, other than the occasional cake doughnuts. But they do have cinnamon rolls, croissants and Danish pastries that typically promote out. The enterprise approach is common procedures included with a “fun enchantment to our customers’ childhood recollections and all round joy,” Audra Guidry explained, “with a constant effort and hard work to reimagine menu alternatives.”

Reach Andy Humbles at ahumb[email protected] or 615-726-5939 and on Twitter @ AndyHumbles.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: ‘Everybody has a sweet tooth’: Style these Wilson County doughnuts