A Miami-based doughnut shop that has been called one of the best doughnut shops in America is opening its seventh location in Charlotte this summer.
The Salty Donut will open on the bottom floor of the Dimensional Funds tower in South End with craft doughnuts and coffee. In 2018, Thrilled named it one of the 31 “best donut shops in America.” The magazine highlighted Salty Donut’s double-chocolate gluten-free donuts and “spiked” donut holes.
The shop got its start out of a trailer in 2015 before moving to a brick-and-mortar spot in Miami. At the Charlotte location, expect some “Charlotte specific flavors inspired by the neighborhood,” according to a release. Other flavors to look forward to:
Traditional Glazed: 24 hr brioche, vanilla bean glaze,
Maple + Bacon: 24 hr brioche, pure maple glaze, in-house candied bacon, black lager reduction
Brown Butter + Salt: Vanilla bean cake donut, brown butter glaze, topped with maldon sea salt
The shop will use homemade and locally sourced ingredients.
An indoor/outdoor solarium means you’ll be able to get counter service or pick up an online order and have your dog with you, said CEO and co-founder Andy Rodriguez. “We absolutely want this to be THE gathering place in South End for those wanting something fun to do on a weekend, grab something for the office, meet a friend for coffee, go for a walk with the dog ...” he said.
The location will be uniquely designed for South End and will include local influences, the company stated. Expect a “hotel lobby bar vibe” at the spot, which will be designed by STORYN Studio Architecture and The Salty’s co-founder, Amanda Pizarro-Rodriguez.
Location: 1515 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28203 (opens summer 2022)
Neighborhood: South End