A few years ago, we stumbled upon a little shop called Five Daughters Bakery and decided to give it a try. Little did we know that it would quickly become our favorite place in Nashville. In fact, Mr. Handsome is often counting down the days until the next time he can eat a Five Daughters doughnut. Whenever we have visitors from out of town, we always introduce them to Five Daughters, and our repeat visitors always beg to go back.
Founded in 2015, Five Daughters is owned by a husband and wife, Isaac and Stephanie Meeks, who have five daughters. A love for baking runs deep in Isaac’s roots, as his great-grandfather owned a cake shop and his grandfather a pizzeria. With four locations in Nashville and two in Atlanta, the expansion that Five Daughters has experienced in a mere six years is incredibly impressive.
A doughnut from Five Daughters is more than just a doughnut. In fact, neither Mr. Handsome nor I are fans of conventional doughnuts, but we adore Five Daughters. They are famous for their 100 layer doughnuts, which is a type of doughnut called a cronut. It looks like a doughnut but is made from layered dough that gives it the consistency of a croissant. Conventional doughnuts are mass-produced, but these decadent treats require individual handling and take four days to create. Our favorites are the ones that are infused with cream.
Aside from their 100 layer doughnuts, Five Daughters also offers a variety of other pastries and cookies, including items that are vegan, paleo, and gluten free. So whatever your dietary restrictions might be, chances are good that you will find a dessert to indulge in.
Oh, and everything is free of chemical preservatives, genetically modified organisms, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, and artificial flavors. As a mom who avoids fake ingredients, even in our treats, I truly appreciate this. The bakery uses organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
In honor of Father’s Day, we picked up a mint chocolate chip doughnut for Mr. Handsome. We encourage you to give Five Daughters Bakery a try. It will completely revolutionize your idea of doughnuts, and you won’t regret it.
This is a sponsored post, but because of our policy to only promote items we actually use (or in this case, eat), you can rest assured that we are genuine fans of Five Daughters. It is our go-to when we want to celebrate a special occasion, or just for an everyday treat.