Doughnuts in South Florida
When I was kid in Coral Gables, there was a small doughnut shop called Velvet Creme that was just wonderful...making doughnuts 24 hours a day there was nothing better. Other than Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Doughnuts, does anyone know of a INDEPENDENTLY OWNED doughnut shop in South Florida....I yearn for a real homemade doughnut that does not come from a chain.
There's a Dandee Donuts on 28th ave and Hollywood blvd (just east of I-95,) which I always assumed was an independently-owned place judging by the look of it, but the mention by mbferfie suggests otherwise.
Although I can't give a recommendation yet, I just spotted a place in Plantation on Broward blvd between the Turnpike and University drive, I'll try to swing by and give it a taste this week. The name escapes me at the moment, not very helpful, I know.
I'm not sure if it was a Velvet Creme, but there was a doughnut shop on 8 ST and SW 34 Ave, across the street from a funeral home. Now its Moroone Nissan.
The only independent doughnut shop I know is Sunshine donuts, its in an office building. If you go north on 27 Ave there is an entrance to the hourly parking lot, but there is also a small parking area on the ground floor where you can get 10 min. free.
I've only been there once, got the glazed doughnut. It was pretty good, but I got it fresh. I don't know what their turnover rate is.
701 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33135
OMG we used to get fundraiser donuts from Velvet Creme. . .it was somewhere in Little Havana. . .and we'd go into this tiny hallway that ended at a window with bars on it, and try to place an order with us speaking only English and the lady speaking only Spanish. . .their cake donuts were awesome though. Are they still there?
re: Covert Ops
I just read that the original owners of Velvet Creme are relaunching the brand.
This place was a big 24 hour hangout for UM students and an active fund raising sponsor too. I hope they get things going and give Dunkin a run for their money!