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The best donuts in Miami to make your mornings better

The best donuts in Miami are here for your cheat days, special occasions and, well, do you really need a reason?

Salty Donut Unicorn Doughnut
Photograph: Courtesy the Salty Donut

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 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. 

Best doughnuts in Miami

The Salty Donut
Photograph: Courtesy The Salty Donut/Donna Irene Muccio
Restaurants, Bakeries

The Salty Donut

icon-location-pin Wynwood

What is it? Wynwood’s resident doughnut wizards, churning out fluffy, sweet creations that are stuffed, injected and topped with wonderfulness ranging from creamy guava to crispy bacon. Don't worry: the line out the door moves pretty fast. 

Why go? For the guava and cheese doughnut. Wash it down with a Cinnamon Toast Crunch latte.

Velvet Crème
Photograph: Courtesy Velvet Crème
Restaurants, Coffee shops

Velvet Crème

icon-location-pin East Little Havana

What is it? A revived Little Havana shop that just reopened after a delicious run that lasted for 50 years. We couldn’t be happier to have them back. Classic doughnuts, hot coffee—if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. 

Why go? Go ahead and call us boring but we love the original glaze doughnut here. An old-school doughnut for an old-school place.   

Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Ana Cristina P.
Restaurants, Bakeries


icon-location-pin West Kendall

What is it? A neighborhood spot focusing on the simple things—a perfect glaze, fluffy dough and sweet toppings. It makes the intimidating drive to west Kendall all the more tempting too. 

Why go? Because it’s quite satisfying the way these square-shaped doughnuts fit inside their box so snuggly. 

Photograph: Unsplash/Audrey Fretz
Restaurants, Bakery

Bunnie Cakes

icon-location-pin Midtown

What is it? An adorable local vegan bakery, dishing out sweets that will fool those used to more decadent offerings. Cupcakes are normally the go-to here but don’t sleep on the mini-doughnuts. 

Why go? Because everything is 100 percent vegan and—believe it or not—still 100 percent delicious.  

Dandee Donut Factory
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Tim S.
Restaurants, Bakeries

Dandee Donuts Factory

What is it? An old-school doughnut joint that couldn’t care less about your Instagram account. The closest location to Miami is in Hollywood, where you’ll find plenty of regulars hovering over the dense, sizable doughnuts that strain the bicep with each bite.

Why go? We heartily recommend visiting the original 24-hour Pompano outpost at 4am for some, shall we say, interesting people-watching.

Happy Place doughnuts
Photograph: Courtesy Happy Place
Restaurants, Bakeries

Happy Place Donuts

icon-location-pin South Beach

What is it? Flashy sweets shop serving classic options as well as specialty doughnuts like the brioche monkey bread. There’s also a gummy bear bar, where you can order yours rosé-flavored.

Why go? Get a dozen to-go and bring them to the beach, which is a mere three blocks east. 

Krispy Kreme
Photograph: Unsplash/The Creative Exchange
Restaurants, Bakeries

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

icon-location-pin North Miami Beach

What is it? Do we really need to tell you about Krispy Kreme? Really? Fine. It’s a national chain serving up some of the tastiest guilty pleasures you’ll find in a drive-through (and this is the only Miami location).

Why go? Ask nicely and they’ll give you a cute paper hat to wear while you chow down.  

Honeybee Doughnuts
Photograph: Courtesy Honeybee Doughnuts
Restaurants, Bakeries

Honeybee Doughnuts

icon-location-pin South Miami

What is it? Surprisingly light and fresh doughnuts that won’t put you in a sugar coma. Honeybee also offers vegan and gluten-free options for pickier stomachs.

Why go? For the signature Honeybee doughnuts, filled with fresh whipped cream and local Florida honey. 

Mojo Donuts
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Yohermo E.
Restaurants, Bakeries

Mojo Donuts & Fried Chicken

icon-location-pin Olympia Heights

What is it? Everything your inner-child every wanted to stuff on (and in) a doughnut. Plus, fried chicken! Come hungry, leave semi-conscious.  

Why go? Because Guy Fieri gave it two flaming thumbs up on his ode to calories: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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