Heavenly Puffs bring the ancient Greek confection Loukoumades to the modern era. They are like donut holes with a crunchiness on the outside and a unique fluffy, airy interior. These fried delights are made with all-natural ingredients served up in the authentic honey and cinnamon style or with toppings including chocolate, powdered sugar, Nutella, caramel, white chocolate, churro, and jelly donut.
These sweet treats come ready to fry (or bake) on-demand, making a great fit for Greek diners, restaurants, grocery stores, and markets. Heavenly Puffs can be found on Facebook, Instagram, or by visiting HeavenlyPuffs.com.
Entrepreneur Tammy Levent ran a flourishing travel enterprise until COVID hit and travel bans began. During the lockdown, she and her husband began working full-time at their weekend side hustle: Heavenly Puffs, a Tampa-based food truck serving up Loukoumades, or Greek donuts.
Crunchy on the outside with a pillowy-soft center and topped with honey and cinnamon, this ancient Greek dessert was the top prize awarded to winners of the 776 BC Olympic Games. Some 2,800 years later, these “Heavenly Puffs” remain a hot commodity.
To meet the growing demand, Levent had to ramp up production, but freezing traditional Loukoumade dough produced unacceptable changes in the texture. She and her husband developed a unique recipe for the puffs so they could be made in advance, frozen, and then fried on-demand. Ensuring the Loukoumades were made in the authentic style (with yeast) so that they could maintain their trademark texture was crucial.
Levent’s small Tampa-based food truck became a national Greek dessert sensation. Levent partnered with Delectables Fine Catering and now Heavenly Puffs are being shipped wholesale nationwide to grocery stores, diners, restaurants, catering companies, wedding vendors, schools, and more.
This female-founded, minority-owned business was also selected to be an official vendor at the NFL Super Bowl LV Experience Event.