These days, Miami foodies are throwing around terms like “seasonal jellies” and “yeast risen.” If those mean nothing to you, then there’s important work to be done—namely, you need to get to Miami’s six most toothsome and inventive doughnut shops, stat.
The Most Delicious Doughnut Shops in Miami
The Salty Donut
If you can judge a doughnut by the number of people waiting in line to eat it, consider these rounds the best in town. Tucked away inside a charming Wynwood storefront, the Salty Donut whips up treats in flavors like guava-cheese, maple bacon, tres leches and Nutella-stuffed. Get there early—weekday hours are “7:30 a.m. ’til sold out.”
50 NW 24th St. #112, Miami; 305-925-8126 or saltydonut.com
Fact: These doughnuts are some of the most important in Miami. Velvet Creme dates back to 1947, making it one of the oldest and most established doughnut shops in town. So don't feel bad about indulging in a few traditional glazed ones. Just think of it as biting into history. Mmm…history.
1555 SW Eighth St., Miami; 786-420-5418 or velvetcremedoughnuts.com
A major contributor to the waistlines of UM students, this South Miami staple takes a whimsical approach to doughnuts, holes and minis. Try this neon-colored cotton-candy variety, and make sure to get yourself a dulce de leche stuffed and topped doughnut for the road.
7388 Red Rd., South Miami; 786-773-2770 or honeybeedoughnuts.com
Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken
The unassuming Mojo Donuts has three specialties: coffee, chicken and doughnuts. The fluffy rings come in flavors like peanut butter cup, arroz con leche, Nutella bacon and a magical combo of banana, Frosted Flakes and chocolate drizzle. And if you skipped lunch, don't worry, just order a chicken brûlée sandwich: a tender slice of fried chicken stuffed between a warm glazed doughnut with melted American cheese.
8870 Bird Rd.#13, Miami; 305-223-6656 or mojodonuts.com
The menu here rotates frequently to include flavors like chai-sugar, salted caramel, honey-hazelnut, and coffee glaze and chocolate. But what’s even more impressive is that every doughnut is served with its hole—decorated and flavored—perched at the center. Double the yum.
140 NE 39th St., Miami; 786-534-8177 or ellapop.me
The Kendall spot specializes in creative square-shaped goodies that may taste even better (gasp) than their circular counterparts. Look out for flavors like toasted s’mores, Nutella mousse, guava-cheese and Technicolor-glazed with sprinkles.
11510 SW 147th Ave., Miami; 786-558-4229 or facebook.com/donutty