Seaside now has its own gourmet donut shop, thanks to an entrepreneurial family from Nashville.
Isaac Meek comes from family of pastors and restaurant owners. Both sides contributed to his decision to open a bakery.
Meek was working with a Nashville design firm in 2014 when he wanted to try to do something else.
His wife, Stephanie, asked him, "What did God tell you to do?"
After praying about it, Isaac told her that he felt he could bake, and more specifically, donuts.
A friend suggested that it should be gourmet donuts.
The Meeks started 2015 with this dream and by February, they had two accounts.
At the time, Stephanie was pregnant with their fifth child they knew would be another girl. Hence, the name they gave their endeavor, Five Daughters Bakery.
Beginning their venture in their kitchen, it wasn't long until they opened their first store in Nashville. A second followed in Franklin, and the third opened last summer in an Airstream at Seaside.
It takes three days to make the Five Daughters Donuts using crescent dough. The dough has to be made, proofed, rekneaded and prepped, and on the third day, fried. Every donut has 100 layers. Even with the intensity, every donut is made fresh daily and nothing is held over. All are GMO free with nothing artificial, no hydrogenated oils, no soy, no artificial colors or flavors.
There are six stable flavors you will find at Five Daughters, as well as special monthly flavors.
They also offer a gluten free and Paleo donut that is baked instead of fried.
More locations of Five Daughters are anticipated, said Five Daughters Bakery Administrator Ronnie Meek, Isaac's dad.