Top Miami Donut Shop, The Salty, to Open First GA Location in Buckhead

Atlantans might soon get a taste of donuts that have been ranked the best in the country by Thrillist, Business Insider and Zagat.
Top Miami Donut Shop, The Salty, to Open First GA Location in Buckhead
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Per a building permit filing, a Miami-founded artisanal donut shop and coffee bar is coming to Atlanta. The Salty ATL Buckhead will open at 5 W Paces Ferry Rd NW.

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According to the permit, renovation work being done on the existing space to prepare it to house the donut shop will cost an estimated $500,000. What Now Atlanta has reached out for more information.

The Salty describes itself as more than a donut shop. Founded in 2015 by Andy Rodriguez and Amanda Pizarro, the brand focuses on chef-made, small-batch, craft donuts that are rotated based on seasonality. Yeast-raised donuts are based on a buttery and fluffy 24-hour Brioche recipe. Cake donuts are described as being a little crunchy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside.

“We’re a 100% scratch bakery, so we use nothing but the highest quality ingredients and make everything in house!” a statement from their website reads. “Naturally, we don’t use any artificial ingredients in anything we make, because, well – that’s gross! If we wouldn’t serve it to our own family, we definitely wouldn’t serve it to yours!”

Year-round flavors on the menu include White Chocolate Tres Leches, Brown Butter and Salt, Maple and Bacon, and Guava Cheese – a 24-hour brioche filled with swirled guava and cream cheese, glazed with cream cheese and topped with a homemade pastelito puff pastry streusel. Pumpkin Spice Cookie Butter, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and Sweet Potato Pie are among the featured rotating seasonal flavors.

The Salty also serves Intelligentsia Coffee. Because who doesn’t want a couple cups of joe with their donuts? The drink menu is carefully crafted to focus on seasonality and flavor profiles that challenge the norm. Cold brews, espressos, and teas are all offered.

Having been ranked the top donut shop in the country by Thrillist, Business Insider and Zagat, it sounds like someone knows what they’re doing. The brand has also been featured on FORBES 30-under-30 class of 2018, Food Network, Today Show, ESPN, and PEOPLE Magazine – just to name a few.

Rodriguez and Pizarro launched The Salty as a pop-up shop out of their 1950’s Aljoa camper just across the street from what is now one of their brick and mortar shops in Miami. The family-owned business now employs over 75 people and currently has a total of six shop locations in Florida and Texas, with more being planned.

While they got their start in Miami, The Salty doesn’t just want to be Miami’s best donut shop. They’re out to be one of the best donut shops and coffee bars in the nation.

Danita White

Danita White is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. Born in Georgia and raised in Texas, she reports on new and forthcoming businesses in the Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth markets.

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