Artisanal pop-up the Salty Donut's new location will help you beat the line and (finally) get a taste.
“If you would have asked me 20 years ago if I was just going to be doing doughnuts, I would have said no way,” admits doughnutier and partner of The Salty Donut Max Santiago, whose résumé over the past 20 years includes stints at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, Chef Allen’s, and The Thompson. “I do very intricate desserts,” he says. For edible proof, simply bite into the guava-and-cheese-filled doughnut, made from scratch with 24-hour-raised brioche and finished with a cream cheese glaze and galleta Maria crumble.
The Salty Donut crew bakes through the night so that when co-partners (and soon to be life partners) Andy Rodriguez and Amanda Pizarro arrive to collect the day’s worth of doughnuts—“We’re doing over 5,000 in three days,” touts Pizarro—they’re glazed and ready to be delivered to the company’s Airstream in Wynwood.
People wait more than an hour in line for the weekend-only pop-up, often arriving before the Salty Donut’s 11 AM opening time. Soon, those craving the spot’s sweet and savory creations will have a faster way to get their fix—a permanent (and seven days a week) place is set to open at the Wynwood Arcade. In the meantime, you can get your fix during their summer pop-up at The Confidante. What’s better than a beach doughnut day? 29 NW 24th St., Miami, 305-925-8126.
Photography by: Photography by Donna Irene (donuts, coffee), Carla Torres (sign) doughnuts