The first of three planned Atlanta locations of popular Miami-based doughnut shop the Salty opens May 26 in Buckhead.
Taking over the former Your Pie space on West Paces Ferry Road, expect year-round doughnut flavors like traditional glazed, maple and cinnamon twist, and white chocolate and chai, along with seasonal sweet and savory flavors such as strawberry shortcake, jalapeno and cheddar, banana cream pie, and vegan ube pina colada. Gluten-free doughnuts are also available.
Tasting previews take place May 20 and May 21 via a lottery, with 60 people winning a complimentary box of doughnuts each day. People can register for a chance to win online. Winners are notified by email and provided instructions on picking up their box of free doughnuts from the Buckhead shop.
Two other locations of the Salty are expected to open later this year at the Krog District near Krog Street Market and at the Sentral West Midtown complex at Star Metals on Howell Mill Road.
The Salty first launched as a pop-up eight years ago in Miami run out of a 1950s camper in a parking lot. It has since grown to eight locations throughout Florida, North Carolina, and Texas, with the three Georgia shops expanding the doughnut business further into the Southeast.
Open Sunday - Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
5 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. saltydonut.com.