Wynwood is known as the arts district of Miami. It is an up-and-coming neighborhood in real estate. With all the new apartment buildings, the area not only has been evolving with cool shops and art galleries, but is attracting an audience that craves the best food and entertainment. We all love a good tasty dessert and we are all looking to find the next best thing to satisfy our sweet tooth. If you find yourself in Wynwood, look no further since these are the top five dessert spots you must try.
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop is a family-owned business offering sweet treats like pies, cakes, cookies, milkshakes and much more! Derek Kaplan, a former Division 1 football player and Miami firefighter, ensures the most tasty and creative flavors on the menu. The desserts are flavorful as they make your mouth water just looking at them. Their extensive menu offers affordable prices for everyone. A slice of pie starts from as low as $5, with whole pies reaching up to $30. They have two locations, one in Wynwood and another in Coconut Grove. Their hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on weekends they open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.
Night Owl Cookies, founded by Andrew Gonzalez, was opened in 2012 and has become very popular through the years. There are five locations in Miami and Broward counties, including Wynwood, and they are many people’s favorite dessert spots. Their hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. An individual cookie is about $3 each and a box goes for about $20. The menu contains amazing flavors like cookies & cream, birthday cake and red velvet. The pink decor and signs bring a warm and fun feel to the shop, so enjoy a glass of milk along with your cookies.
Alcohol meets gelato at Quore, an ice cream shop that offers an aesthetic unlike any other. With three locations in Miami Dade and Broward County, this place serves gelato from natural ingredients. In 2021, Dieline, a worldwide package-design awards competition awarded the place first place in the best luxury packaging category. The gelato is served in a nicely designed box and when you open it, it reveals the gelato in a plastic cup. Served along with a gold spoon, it couldn’t get fancier. The hours are Monday through Thursday, from noon to 10 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends. There are unique flavors to satisfy everyone and each is paired with a different type of alcohol. Prices start at $10, making it not only an affordable place, but an Instagram-worthy spot with a purple couch and swings that replace normal chairs at the bar.
Taiyaki NYC Miami is a Japanese ice cream shop that serves its ice cream in a fish-shaped cone. It is located in 1-800-Lucky, an Asian-inspired food hall that doubles as a club at night. Whether you’re looking for something casual, or a little more high-end, this place has it all. These yummy treats are $8 with vanilla and matcha as their most popular flavors. These ice creams are very Instagram-worthy as you have the option to get them in a fish cone instead of a cup. They open at noon every day and close at 11 p.m., but you can stay for the party as 1-800-Lucky stays open until 3 a.m.
The Salty Donut is not your regular doughnut shop. This family-owned business is known for its buttery, insanely flavorful and fluffy doughnuts. Not only do they sell sweet doughnuts, but they stock Intelligentsia Coffee that will satisfies every customer. Their gourmet doughnuts offer salty and sweet combinations. One of our favorites is the maple + bacon; it has maple syrup drizzled on top of pieces of bacon. They have year-long and seasonal menus, so the options are endless. Although they are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 7a.m. to 10p.m. on weekends, the lines are always out the door so be sure to stop by early. They have several Florida locations in Wynwood, South Miami, and Orlando. West Palm and North Carolina locations are coming soon and there are two other locations in Texas.