Best Doughnut

There’s no shortage of delicious doughnuts in Nashville — Fox’s Donut Den is and always will be a classic, and Five Daughters Bakery makes decadent treats from flaky, laminated dough. But the very best — and trust me, a lot of tasting research went into this — can be found at The Donut + Dog in Hillsboro Village. The treats are made with a sublimely tender brioche base that’s not too sweet and not at all greasy, so the shop’s inventive flavor combinations can really shine. Baker Will Primavera has a background in mixology too, and he uses that knowledge to combine surprising ingredients — raspberry, basil and bourbon; brown butter and sea salt; mango with chili powder. MEGAN SELING

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