There are plenty of bakeries around Miami specializing in Cuban breads or French Baguettes. While we’re not complaining, we are aware that a spike in appreciation for organic, gluten-free, and sourdough options has widened the market for artisanal bakeries to flourish in South Florida. Some of us might be needing some extra comforting baked goods over the next couple of days, so we’ve listed our favorite artisan bakeries around town:
If you eat out regularly in Miami, chances are you’ve eaten something from Zak the Baker either in-store, at a farmer’s market, or in Whole Foods. Lots of local spots source bread from this Wynwood institution, where everything’s 100% Kosher and delicious. The menu changes every day based on the ingredients at hand, but you can always count on some amazing naturally leavened bread and heavenly handmade pastries (the sandwiches are great, too).
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If you’re a stickler for tradition, you’ll love Madruga Bakery. Everything here is made by hand incorporating traditional, time-honored techniques. The bakery was designed to allow guests a clear view of the kitchen and mill room, where the magic happens. Ingredients are locally sourced and always-fresh — you’ll definitely taste it in the bakery’s famous guava and cheese danishes and its seasonal scones.
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Tucked away in Sunset Harbour, this Parisian-style bakery is all about the bread. True Loaf‘s selection rotates daily, but you can usually count on delicious sourdough loaves, airy croissants, incredible scones, and sublime chocolate-dipped cookies. Take your goodies to go and enjoy them at home, or linger in the charming French-inspired bakery and let the pressed-tin ceiling and smell of dough transport you straight to streets of Paris.
This NYC mainstay by Jim Lahey — winner of the James Beard Oustanding Baker Award — has achieved national acclaim for its crusty loaves, considered among the city’s finest. Sullivan Street Bakery‘s Miami shop is the first outside the Big Apple, and we’re thrilled to have it. While we wait for the adjoining cafe to open, you can taste their airy goodness around town at favorite spots like The Citadel and more.
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A newer name to the list, Domaselo specializes in artisanal sourdoughs, and focuses on eco-friendly and sustainable practices whether in-bakery or through their local and nationwide delivery services. They have all the usual suspects on their menu but also some original flavors like garlic & rosemary, pumpkin & walnut, walnut & cranberry and many more.
This artisanal bakery might be lesser known, but it’s definitely worth being on your radar. While the focus on wholesale, they can still create smaller orders for us gluten-loving folk. European Bead Co. specialize in creating customizable breads specifically to your taste, so if you have any preferences on type of flour, flavoring or anything else, they have a wide variety of locally-sourced ingredients to choose from.
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We featured Rosetta Bakery in our guide to Miami’s best croissants. Those flaky, mouthwateringly good crescents have earned them a spot on our list of the city’s best bakeries — not to mention their chocolate-filled sacottinos, jam- and Nutella-smeared crostatinas, and their signature Rosetta biscuits. Don’t overlook their homemade rolls and baguettes since that’s why we’re here in the first place.
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There’s an underground Italian community in Miami, in case you haven’t noticed the string of charming and authentic spots around town. Another great thing that comes with it is house-made bakeries, like Mamma Leone‘s that feel like they’ve time traveled straight from Tuscany. Their handcrafted goods range from classic pastries and delicious desserts to a vast assortment of foccacce, and they offer great coffee to wash it all down.
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We’ve been talking about Pembroke Pines’ secretly badass food scene for a while now, and The Artisan Bite is the ruler of all things baked in our neighboring town to the north. They make everything from scratch here, from their muffins to their breads–and boast a vast selection of gluten-free and vegan options for those of us still wanting to indulge amidst eating restrictions.
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Sometimes you want more than the traditional breads. Sometimes you want to imagine the possibilities that flavors can give you. Sometimes you want to get creative, and that’s exactly what Flour & Weirdoughs specializes in. The new Key Biscayne bakery has garnered a cult following with its breathtaking pastries and savory croissants, and while they offer classics like baguettes, boules, and loaves, their weekend menu features dreamy pairings like Caccio e Pepe, Kalamata Zataar, and “Danger Dough” whatever that is.
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Cover photo via Domaselo.