The Salty is the undisputed donut hot spot of Miami. The family-owned company, which started as a weekend-only pop-up out of a vintage camper, attracts loads of customers at its Wynwood and South Miami stores, and anywhere else their traveling trailer makes a stop.
Now, nearly seven years after opening the first brick-and-mortar shop in the artsy Wynwood District, The Salty team has found a spacious new home in the neighborhood. This summer, the artisanal donut and coffee bar brand will be moving its OG location to a larger flagship store just steps away from its current shop — where it all started.
“Wynwood was our first Salty store ever! It is the smallest of our shops and the only one that operates with an off-site commissary as we simply did not have the resources we do now when we launched the brand,” Andy Rodriguez, CEO and co-founder of The Salty, said in a release. “So when the opportunity arose to revamp Wynwood and build a true flagship in Miami, where Salty began, we jumped at the chance.”
The new store encompasses 2,700 square-feet of space, compared to the 725 square-feet of the original shop. It will feature their largest kitchen to date, which is set to support production for Coconut Grove as well as South Florida catering and events.
“The new store is going to be epic. It will feature on-site production, state-of-the-art equipment, a ton more interior seating and greater production capabilities and efficiencies for our team, resulting in even fresher donuts and a stunning space for guests to hang out and work,” Rodriguez said.
The store has exciting new features including a private room that can be reserved for meetings and special events, a large window into the kitchen offering guests a behind-the-scenes look at The Salty’s talented baking team, a proper pick-up window and area for those that order through the app and a sleek grab & go fridge that will allow for expanded drink offerings.
Originally started in 2015 by both Andy and Amanda Pizarro-Rodriguez, The Salty Donut has been touted as one of the “best donut shops in America” by several publications and currently has eight locations throughout Florida, North Carolina and Texas. They will further be expanding their national presence with six more locations slated to open this year in Atlanta, Tampa and Coconut Grove.
The Salty’s new Wynwood flagship store opens Friday, July 14 and a Wynwood-exclusive Funfetti Celebration donut will be available during opening weekend, through July 16th.
To honor the brand’s longtime fans, The Salty is also asking their customers to dig through their photos and submit their favorite “Salty Wynwood memories” in exchange for a sweet perk and enshrinement in the new shop. Fans of the shop can submit one picture of a memory with The Salty in Wynwood anytime between the early camper days in 2015 and now to receive a $5 credit to use during grand opening weekend. The submissions will also be posted on a photo collage wall inside the flagship for everyone to reminisce.
📍 The new location can be found at 50 NW 23rd Street #106-107
⏰ Operating hours will remain the same – Sunday through Thursday at 7 a.m. to 7p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, visit The Salty Donut website here.