Serial entrepreneur Tammy Levent’s travel business went under because of COVID so she began working full-time at her food truck side hustle. Now “Heavenly Puffs” is a national dessert rollout and this female-founded, minority-owned business is also one of the few chosen as an official vendor at the NFL Super Bowl LV Experience Event. Tammy also has an incredible back story (see below) and her remarkable business rebound is inspiring proof that it’s truly not what happens to you, but how you deal with your situation and move forward.
Heavenly Puffs Serial entrepreneur Tammy Levent ran a flourishing travel enterprise until COVID hit and her business shattered. To make ends meet, she and her husband began working full-time at their weekend side hustle: Heavenly Puffs, a Tampa-based food truck serving up “Loukoumades” (aka 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 – a culinary feat that changed everything.
Levent is the first to create frozen authentic Loukoumades for Food Service and Markets!
Word quickly spread among Greek Restauranteurs about this shippable, preservable, fry-on-demand snack, and what was Levent’s small Tampa-based food truck side hustle 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.
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