Miami’s Best Doughnuts

The doughnut industry has been thriving here in South Florida recently. Shops from West Palm Beach to Homestead have been making their mark with explosive flavors, matchless style, and inviting atmospheres. Doughnuts are served in a variety of shapes, sizes, flavors, and recipes. You really can’t go wrong with these fluffy, warm, and sweet pastries.

From restaurants to food trucks to bakeries, everywhere you go there are new flavors to try! Here are some of the best places in the area. They are guaranteed to take you back to your childhood.

Pink donut variety| Courtesy of 3dough5

1555 SW Eighth St., Miami
(305) 640- 8213

A taste of Miami in one sweet bite, 3Dough5 brings back the feelings of nostalgia with a unique selection of doughnuts. Located in the heart of Little Havana, this small family-owned business opens six days a week to cater to your cravings. The menu ranges from traditional glazed ($1.10) to Miami specialty, the flan doughnut ($2). Don’t forget your cafecito!

Specialty donuts| Courtesy of Maxidonas

Maxi Donas
10410 Taft St. Pembroke Pines, FL
(954) 404- 8310
12847 SW 42nd St. Miami, FL
(305) 200- 3460

Maxi Donas lives up to its name when creating these doughnuts. This brightly colored, fun, and friendly shop offers extra-large crème brûlée doughnuts, a customer favorite. This giant, golden dough is filled with decadent rich vanilla custard and topped with caramelized sugar ($3 to $4). Or you can get bite-size donuts like the chocolate explosion, which is covered in chocolate glaze and topped with brownie bites. It’s an adventure every time you visit.

Donut variety| courtesy of Happy Place Donuts

Happy Place Donuts
507 Española Way Miami Beach, FL
(786) 615-9025
144 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL
(305) 397-8244

The Happiest Place on Earth is not Disney! You won’t want to miss Happy Place Donuts.  They serve specialty stuff like the 24-hour raised brioche monkey bread ($2.95) or, if you’re opting for a healthier option, there’s the vegan chocolate glazed donut ($3.75). There are also milkshakes, sandwiches, iced coffee, ice cream, pizza, empanadas and so much more!

4Specialty donut| Courtesy of Donutty

11510 SW 147th Ave. Miami, FL
(786) 558-4229

Donutty keeps it simple with a classic glazed doughnut, which is shaped in a square. Soft and sweet, these pastries are made fresh every day and are usually sold out by closing time. Stop by and try the Reese’s peanut butter cup doughnut — it’s fluffy, covered in chocolate glaze and peanut butter icing, and topped with a Reese’s peanut butter cup.

Classic Honeybee donuts| Courtesy of Honeybee Doughnuts

Honeybee Doughnuts
7388 Red Road South Miami, FL
(786) 773-2770

It’s in the name! Everything about this shop is light and sweet. Honeybee doughnuts is a small shop located in South Miami owned by Karen Muirhead, who will be opening a new location at The Falls very soon. The new shop will be located at 8888 SW 136th St.  They offer a variety of flavors, and if you get lucky, you’ll be able to try the coconut-milk glazed doughnut ($2.75).

Indira Morales is a journalism and international relations student at Florida International University with a passion for writing and politics. Indira hopes to become a lawyer and utilize her skills to bring positive change to the nation.