After a long wait, beloved Miami doughnut shop the Salty Donut has officially announced an opening date for its Dallas location.
The bakery is set to debut on June 2 at 414 West Davis Street in the Bishop Arts District. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the bakery will offer only pickup and delivery for the time being. The shop, which was first announced in 2019, will be the first location outside of Florida for owners Amanda Pizarro and Andy Rodriguez, who have built a cult following with their sweet-and-savory doughnuts, gluten-free baked goods, coffee and other breakfast eats.
Part of that success is likely due to the restaurant team’s knack for going viral. The Salty’s first location opened in 2015 in Miami’s hip Wynwood neighborhood during massive art festival Art Basel. A second location soon followed. At times, the wait for treats like its signature maple bacon doughnut could extend for hours. A Valentine’s Day pop-up a few years ago sold out in 48 minutes.
For the Dallas outpost, Pizarro and Rodriguez developed a couple of Texas-centric doughnuts, including Lone Star, a star-shaped pastry that’s filled with ruby red grapefruit curd. There’s also a brioche doughnut soaked in housemade horchata mix, and the Peach Cobbler, a vegan doughnut that’s stuffed with caramelized peaches.
As part of the restaurant’s strategy to build hype, it has launched a “doughnut lottery” in which locals can enter to win a pre-opening pack of doughnuts and baked goods. Forty winners will be announced each day, starting tomorrow through May 31.