The time has finally come. The Salty Donut, Miami's first artisanal doughnut shop, will open the doors to its long-awaited permanent location this Saturday, December 3, at 8 a.m.
The storefront, located at 50 NW 24th St. inside the Wynwood Arcade, comes after nearly a year of weekend pop-ups — both inside an abandoned courtyard across from the new brick-and-mortar and a beachside setup at the Confidante in South Beach. Coinciding with Art Basel, the brand launched its concept at last year's Miami Art Week.
To celebrate the opening of the permanent shop, the Salty Donut will hand out free traditional buttermilk glazed doughnuts smothered in Tahitian vanilla bean glaze to the first 100 customers in line this Saturday. On Sunday, the store will host brunch with Mac's Pubs, an on-the-go pop-up bar. Expect mimosa-and-doughnut pairings, along with cold-brewed coffee, cocktails, and beer.
For now, the store will be open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until the last doughnut sells out. On weekends, it will open at 8 a.m. It will still offer UberEats Thursday through Sunday.
Cofounders Andy Rodriguez and Amanda Pizarro expected the shop to open last spring, but due to construction and permitting delays, the storefront opening was delayed more than six months.
Thankfully, it hasn't hindered business. In less than a year, the Salty Donut's sales are in the six figures. And at the end of the summer, the doughnut purveyor moved its operation into a temporary location a few doors down from the storefront. Most weekends, the shop attracts hundreds of customers who patiently wait in line for up to an hour to get their hands on one of the sweet creations.
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At the Salty Donut's new shop, customers can expect its usual selection of doughnuts, including year-round flavors such as maple bacon and guava and cheese, as well as weekly varieties such as green apple and cinnamon, and egg nog and gingerbread.
For updates on the Salty Donut, visit its Instagram.