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Few things give us more joy in life than biting into a warm and flaky croissant from Zak the Baker. Or a chewy cookie from Cindy Lou’s. Or freshly baked sourdough from True Loaf. Whatever kind of baked goods you’re into, our roundup of the best bakeries in Miami is ready to make all of your carb-loving dreams come true.

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1. Bachour

Besides serving expert-level breakfast, lunch and brunch fare, pastry mastermind Antonio Bachour specializes in downright gorgeous and delicious pastries at Bachour Bakery, which includes outposts in Doral, Miami Beach and Coral Gables. No matter which location you visit, the sweets selection will likely be too pretty to eat. But don’t let that stop you—just look at how tasty everything looks. Yeah, your dessert dreams just came true here.

Various locations; antoniobachour.com

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2. Flour & Weirdoughs

The name of this bakery is enough of a reason to love it. Couple that with its message of “bringing bread back” — which is Flour & Weirdoughs’ way of fighting commercially produced bread with locally made loaves — and you’re sure to fall in love with this place. Take your pick of sourdough baguettes, whole wheat boules, fresh croissants (savory and sweet) and even a selection of veggie-forward sandwiches and wine bottles.

19 Harbor Dr., Key Biscayne; 305-361-9009 or flourandweirdoughs.com

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3. Sullivan Street Bakery

New York City’s Sullivan Street Bakery has made its way south with a location in Miami. Owned by master baker Jim Lahey, the operation opens to the public every weekend with a selection of the freshest house-made breads, pastries and Roman-style pizza.

5550 NE 4th Ave. Miami; ssbmiami.com

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4. Michael’s Mandel Bread

It’s not a cookie. It’s not a cake. Whatever you want to call Michael’s Mandel Bread, all you need to know is it’s insanely good. Slightly crisp on the outside and super-doughy on the inside, studded with chocolate and laced with almond extract, this Miami-made mandel bread company ships nationwide. You’re welcome.

michaelsmandelbread.com

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5. Zak the Baker

We hate to break it to you, but you haven’t had bread until you’ve eaten a slice of deliciousness from Zak the Baker. Luckily, this dough is served in dozens of restaurants, available for purchase at Whole Foods and always in stock at the flagship bakery in Wynwood. Plus, the bakery offers a spate of other freshly baked goods like chocolate babka, croissants, cookies and cinnamon rolls. Yum.

295 NW 26th St.; 786-294-0876 or zakthebaker.com

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6. The Salty Donut

The Salty Donut is worth a visit for one thing and one thing only: legendary doughnuts. With flavors like guava and cheese, maple and bacon, tres leches and Nutella, you’d be hard-pressed to go wrong. The best part? There are three locations to get your fix — Wynwood, South Miami and Lincoln Road. If you’re in Dallas, Texas, or Orlando, Florida, there are shops there, too.

Various locations; saltydonut.com

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7. Madruga Bakery

At Madruga Bakery, Zak the Baker vet Naomi Harris mills her own flour, which is then used to create about a dozen different breads, including sourdough, French and challah. Her team also crafts beautifully designed pastries and cakes, from cream fruit tarts topped with berries and edible flowers to chocolate cake with cherry jam.

1430 S. Dixie Hwy. #117, Coral Gables; 305-262-6130 or madrugabakery.com

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8. Cindy Lou’s Cookies

There are good cookies and then there are cookies you would brave traffic for. Cindy Lou’s is the latter, offering a selection of gooey, delicious options (like butterscotch walnut and lemon cloud) that are guaranteed to be some of the tastiest you’ll ever try. But the best part has to be the passionate baker, Cindy Kruse, who can be found spreading her baked-goods gospel all over Miami.

7320 NE Second Ave.; 305-456-8585 or cindylouscookies.com

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9. Breadman Miami

All the treats at this beloved bakery are worth trying (hello, gorgeous chocolate slice), but you can’t miss the signature offering: croqueta cake. Trust us, you have not lived until you’ve tried the perfect blend of sweet and savory all wrapped up in one unlikely package.

5804 W. 20th Ave., Hialeah, 305-273-2362, and 8100 SW Eighth St., Miami, 305-265-1348; breadmanmiami.com

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10. Rosetta Bakery

You’re probably already familiar with this Italian café chain, whose flagship space is in Miami Beach. At any of the half a dozen locations, you’ll find a similar lineup of super-authentic fare (think strawberry tiramisu, Nutella bomboloni, creamy fruit tarts and filled croissants). Everything is baked by a pastry chef recruited from Italy. So yeah, this is as real as it gets (at least in Miami).

Various locations; rosettabakery.com

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11. La Provence

Nothing makes us feel more French than posting up at a bakery with a pastry or two. La Provence has six locations across Miami where you can nurse your café au lait and nibble on crisp baguettes and Hermès-orange macarons.

Various locations; laprovencemiami.com

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12. Versailles Bakery

Because honestly, where else would you get a guava pastelito that tastes this good?

3555 SW Eighth St.; 305-444-0240 or versaillesrestaurant.com

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13. True Loaf

This Miami Beach bakery makes straightforward, wholesome loaves of bread. From multigrain to olive, from honey oatmeal to cranberry walnut, what you see is what you get here: crispy, crunchy dough that’ll make you promise never to give up carbs. While you’re at it, pick up a pear and blueberry tart.

1894 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; 786-216-7207 or instagram.com/trueloaf

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14. B Bistro + Bakery

This is the place to go if you’re feeling fancy (and hungry). We’re talking unicorn doughnut-muffins, strawberry-cream-filled croissants and Funfetti-esque macarons.

600 Brickell Ave.; 305-330-6310 or bbistromiami.com

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15. Bunnie Cakes

This drop-dead gorgeous cake is—wait for it—100 percent vegan. So is everything else at Bunnie Cakes. The bright-pink bakeshop in Doral has been turning out vegan treats since before it was cool. There are dozens of cake and cupcake flavors—like guava, key lime and banana chocolate chip—that could easily go head-to-head with their butter-laden counterparts and still end up on top.

8450 NW 53rd St., Doral; 786-577-3243 or bunniecakes.com

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16. Café Créme

No bakery list would be complete without the mention of this French shop. Be sure to try the Nutella croissants. And the strawberry napoleons. And the cream puffs. You know what, just get one of each.

750 NE 125th St., North Miami, 786-409-3961; cafecrememiami.com

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