Tampa sweet tooths, get ready to get a little salty.
Miami-based doughnut shop The Salty Donut is opening two Tampa locations next year — a retail location in Hyde Park Village and a commissary operation in Seminole Heights.
The Hyde Park Village location, at 1519 W Swann Ave., will feature a pushed-back storefront with an “outdoor living room feel,” according to a news release. The Seminole Heights spot, at 5805 N Florida Ave., will take over an oak-lined property and historic building with a bungalow. That spot, which will act primarily as a commissary kitchen, is billed as a “boho-chic, rustic ‘retail production works,’” according to Salty Donut CEO Andy Rodriguez.
The popular spot, founded by Rodriguez and his wife Amy, first launched as a popup out of a vintage 1950s camper in 2015 in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Since then, the pair have built a solid following for their creative and decadent doughnuts, with flavors ranging from maple bacon to strawberry milk cake and white chocolate tres leches. The company has since expanded, and now has locations in Miami, Austin, Dallas and Orlando with several more planned on the way.
“Being Florida-founded and based, Amanda and I have been traveling all over the state since we were little kids,” Rodriguez said in a prepared statement. “As we made our way to expand throughout the state, we knew as soon as we went further north, we had to do Orlando and Tampa/St. Pete.”
Once open, the Tampa locations will feature the shop’s time-tested menu plus a few signature flavors “inspired by the neighborhood.”
No word on an exact opening date, but fans should start checking their calendars in early 2023.