We’re only three months in, but it’s already clear that 2016 is the year of the donut. From the Salty Donut’s Wynwood takeover and Velvet Creme’s revival to new concepts such as Fireman Derek’s doughnuts and Honeybee’s, Miami’s addiction to the hole-in-a-dough confection continues to grow stronger. Now there’s a festival to prove it.
On March 31, nearly a dozen of South Florida’s favorite doughnut and dessert shops will unite at the Wynwood Yard for an evening of doughnuts, coffee, booze, and more doughnuts.
Donuts!, presented by Vine Communications, is Miami’s first, and so far only, doughnut festival. Vine cofounder and partner Nikki Deas says the inspiration for Donuts! came from the company’s own in-house love of doughnuts and wanting to highlight Miami’s growing sweets scene.
“We’re a little doughnut-obsessed at Vine, but honestly, who isn’t obsessed with doughnuts?” she says. “They’re fun, they’re accessible, you can eat them on the go, they go great with coffee, they appeal to all ages, shapes, and sizes. So the idea really came from a desire to create an event that celebrates the joy doughnuts bring, as well as the chefs and shops that are elevating this timeless classic.”