As was reported a few days ago, the Miami-based doughnut shop The Salty Donut will open its third location—its first outside of Florida—in our fair, doughnut-obsessed city later this year.
I love that in its own city, where owners Amanda Pizarro-Rodriguez and Andy Rodriguez began with pop-ups out of a vintage camper in 2015, this was important enough news that the Miami Herald led with a teaser (or shocker?) of a headline: “This city is getting a new Salty Donut and an Azucar ice cream. But it’s not Miami.”
The Salty Donut is known for decadent creations, candied bacon-topped or blitzed with crumbled coffee cake. They’ve become famous for their classic 24-hour rested and risen brioche dough with a vanilla-bean glaze or brown butter and salt, a vanilla-bean cake donut with a brown-butter glaze and Maldon sea salt. But also flavors that will remind you of Miami, like the guava and cheese, with a guava and cream cheese filling and crushed Galleta Maria cookies sprinkled on top; white chocolate tres leches; and flavors like café con leche (crumbled coffee cake and vanilla espuma) or dragon fruit and passion fruit.
It’s not until late this year that they arrive, and the exact location isn’t set, but we still thought it was worth giving you notice. We know how much you love doughnuts. Also, the story is starting to sound familiar: cool, trendy, wildly successful business, grown up out of a pop-up, led by young entrepreneurs—Pizarro-Rodriguez was named one of Forbes‘ 30 under 30 last year—with their intentions set behind quality ingredients. Oh, and then they land in Bishop Arts (which is where we have the above-mentioned Azucar).