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February 2020: Miami went from having a single chain of doughnut shops to boasting a dozen artisanal bakeries specializing in the round confection. The doughnut landscape is still evolving it seems. Velvet Creme had a great comeback in 2017 but it's run was cut short last year when its partners split. One guy kept the location and now runs 3dough5, a newcomer to our list, in its place. Plus, we've added Salty Donut's second location in South Miami and introduced a better-for-you option courtesy of Love Life Cafe at Time Out Market Miami.
Sometimes, you just wake up knowing exactly what you need: the best donuts in Miami. God bless the acai bowl and the best vegan restaurants in Miami and anything else that’s green and healthy—but can anything really replace the guilty pleasure of a doughnut? No, my friends. In Miami, we’ve got plenty of them. These circular pastries have become trendy lately, built as much for Instagram as for taste buds. But our picks of the best balance visual appeal with quality and taste. The result is an antidote for even the worst of Monday mornings. While the afternoon is for the best happy hour deals in Miami and the late-night calls for Miami’s best drunk food, our mornings belong to the beloved donut and these are our favorite ones in the city.