Miami’s love affair with doughnuts is only growing, as evidenced by the people lined up to enter Donuts!, the inaugural Miami doughnut festival, at the Wynwood Yard.
The scent of powdered sugar and baked goods wafted through the evening air as hundreds of people gathered to sample dozens of doughnuts from places ranging from evergreen favorites such as Krispy Kreme to vegan bakeries like Bunnie Cakes. Even Beaker & Gray, a conventional restaurant, participated.
The restaurant and shop, located at 8870 Bird Rd., will be larger and more state-of-the-art than the original location, according to partner Jimmy Piedrahita.
Some doughnuts fared better than others, but the unanimous winner of the evening — and peoples’ choice — was Mojo Donuts.
The Plantation-based shop clearly was going for the trophy by serving a variety of fresh doughnuts in flavors like guava-and-cheese, dulce de leche, and Cookie Monster (filled with banana cream and topped with a Nilla wafer). Unlike other doughnut shops, Mojo insisted on offering whole pastries instead of cutting the creations into quarters. “That’s how we serve them,” said partner Jimmy Piedrahita.