Who would have thought you would find the best donuts in the world in the middle of the Smoky Mountains? Well, it's true. The Donut Friar located in The Village right off the parkway in downtown Gatlinburg has the best donuts on the face of this earth. They are heavenly. My husband and I get them at least every other day when visiting Gatlinburg and we always make sure to get a dozen on the way out of town. They dont keep well for more than a few days..since they are FRESH donuts..but they never last that long anways. The cinnamon twists are out of this world. I could eat 2-3 in a sitting. No other donut will compare once you've had these. Make sure you stop in and try these donuts for breakfast when they are hot and fresh. OR try these donuts as an after dinner dessert or late night snack. Either way, they are awesome.
Note: You can park on the parkway before 9am, making it easy to pick up the donuts on your way out to the Smoky Mountain National Park, Dollywood, or on your way back home.