Vegan Shop ‘Cloudy Donut Co.’ Opens in Federal Hill

| October 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Vegan shop Cloudy Donut Co. opened last weekend at 1049 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill. The retail space was mostly recently a CBD shop.

Cloudy Donut Co. is owned by Home Maid Owner Derrick Faulcon and has another location in Hamilton-Lauraville. Faulcon started Cloudy Donut Co. in January 2020 after buying the business Donut Alliance. He opened Home Maid, which is not a vegan restaurant, in Federal Hill in 2016 and has been selling the donuts at the restaurant.

“We have Home Maid in Federal Hill, so it only made sense to bring our donut shop there as well,” said Zewiditu Ruffin, partnerships director of Cloudy Donut Co., in June.

Cloudy Donut Co. is also planning a location in Fells Point and Brooklyn Heights, NY, and will be launching a food truck.

The donuts do not include any dairy or by-products. Ruffin said dairy is replaced in the dough with apple sauce, noting the name Cloudy was chosen because the donuts are “light and airy like a cloud.”

Cloudy Donut Co. sells 40 different flavors of donuts. Popular options include Cookies ‘n Cream and Raspberry Rosé, as well as Snoop Doggy Donuts for dogs.

Ruffin said the majority of Cloudy Donut Co.’s customers are not vegans, but that the donuts provide a great option for vegans and people with dairy allergies.

Cloudy Donut Co. will just sell donuts and be carry-out only. It will be open Saturdays and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

Photo from Cloudy Donut Co.’s Facebook page

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