We Make Donuts To Delight You

Hello, my name is Sean Alsobrooks. My wife Sara and I started Makers Donuts.

We love donuts. Whenever we travel, we always try to find the best local donut shop. We love discovering little unique donut shops filled with interesting flavors and passionate people. After many years of savoring craft donuts, we decided to open a local donut shop in our own neighborhood of Old North, Knoxville, TN.

With the help of our friends and neighbors, Sara and I opened the doors to Makes Donuts in January of 2016 with one simple goal: bring a bit of delight to your day.

Makers Donuts is located at 804 Tyson Street in the Downtown North neighborhood of Knoxville, TN.

Each day, our team arrives between 3:00am-4:00am to start crafting small batches of donuts from local, seasonal ingredients. We truly love what we do and we hope it shows up in our donuts. We make our donuts with joy to bring you joy.

We care deeply about our customers and our city. We know that without you, we would not have jobs and we never take that for granted. We don’t simply want to have a transaction with you, we want to delight you.

If there is anything I can do to help you, please email me directly at sean@makersdonuts.com

Testimonials from our wonderful customers:


“The quality of the donuts at Makers is amazing! There is no comparison with any other donut!”
-Laura M.

Delicious donuts served by friendly people. Don’t be afraid of the line. It just means that the product is worth buying. They move through the line fast.”
-Charles R.

Yummy! Simple, efficient and delicious. There is an art to making that happen and you nailed it.”
-Eleanor K.

My clients love these doughnuts at our monthly breakfast club!”
Darron K.

It was just a wonderful start to our day! Very yummy donuts was an added bonus!”
-Shannon S.

You guys are awesome. The doughnuts were delicious and I love your store.”
-John K.

Our first time to Makers was an incredible experience. We had to wait awhile but it was a Saturday and it was TOTALLY worth it. Holy smokes, I would eat there every day if I could!”
-Mallory R.

Amazing donuts. Cool space. Love donuts after dark.”
-Nathan W.

Unique eats, great space, and friendly service.”
-Channing B.

Everyone at the office just raved about the doughnuts. Guess this will start being a more regular morning stop on the way to work. Thanks!”
-Mitzy C.

My daughter and I came in for the first time and had a wonderful experience. Thank you!”
-Emily M.

The best donuts in town! The churro and maple bacon ones are off the charts good.”
-Stergios B.

First time in. LOVED the doughnuts…especially the lime and the lemon!”
-Sonja W.

First time trying your donuts. They were even better than I imagined!! Very fresh!”
-Karen F.

Honestly the workers on Thursday morning around 11 were just awesome! They made the experience so fun for me and my friends. We will defiantly be coming again.”
-Avery A.

“First timer! Best doughnuts ever! We’ll be back!”
-Cheryl K.

Always love mornings when I can get makers. Today the cookie butter was delicious!”
-James M.