After an over three-year hiatus in South Florida due to a non-compete with the company he co-founded, Chef Max Santiago is back at it with his Max’d Out Donuts. More recently, you may know *Max as the founder, partner & chef of Batch Cookie Company and the Salty Donut.
Nationally you might remember when he won first place in the Cooking Channels’ Sugar Showdown. He was a semi-finalist in Food Network’s Best Baker in America, where he inexplicably did a cartwheel to celebrate early on.
His two most recent high-profile consulting gigs were for the over-the-top Sugar Factory and Tim Hortons, a more traditional donut shop based out of Canada.
What about Max’d Out Donuts?
Max’d Out Donuts is open, and there will be a box full of favorites with one rotating flavor that will change weekly for the time being. The vanilla almond cake donut is baked and stuffed with chocolate chip cookies, then topped with a cookie dough frosting.
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough donut is a vegan and gluten-free option. I’m not averse to eating any food that is vegan or gluten-free, and this donut could change the mind of the staunchest donut purist.
My favorite donut was not even the Original Glazed (which I loved) and the ethereal Old Fashioned Cake Donut. Damn, those were good.
So, there you have it; Chef Max Santiago is back with Max’d Out Donuts. If the virtual lines around the building are any indication of what’s to come, I’d suggest camping out overnight to make sure you can get some of these killer donuts.
Max’d Out Donuts
14871 Biscayne Boulevard
North Miami Beach, FL
Website – https://www.maxdoutdonuts.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/maxdoutdonuts
Wednesday 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 8:30 pm