There’s nothing like a cookie fresh out of the oven—an oven at one of Miami’s top-ranking bakeries, to be exact. Stocked with creative riffs and perfectly executed classics, these seven Miami cookie shops make our sweet dreams come true.
Where to Find the Best Damn Cookies in Miami
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
Night Owl Cookies
We’re never one to turn down the fun flavor creations like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, birthday cake or pumpkin spice on Night Owl’s ever-changing menu. But the Ave Maria has our heart, made with guava, Maria cookies (crunchy tea biscuits), white chocolate chips and a cream cheese frosting drizzle. (FYI: The South Miami shop is opening a satellite location in Wynwood sometime in 2019.)
10534 SW Eighth St.; 786-360-5011 or nightowlcookieco.com
True Loaf is known for its bread, but we think the cookies deserve some love. Specifically, the half-dipped peanut butter chocolate, which strikes the perfect balance between sweet, salty and rich (but not too rich). And they fly off the shelf, which is really saying something considering the wealth of pastries offered here.
1894 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; 786-216-7207 or instagram.com
Zak The Baker
This Wynwood bakery has the best flourless dark chocolate almond cookie in town. And dark chocolate rye. And wheat chocolate chip. We’ll take all of Zak the Baker’s deliciously chewy cookies, which are baked fresh daily and available at every Whole Foods in South Florida (as well as straight from the source).
295 NW 26th St.; 786-294-0876 or zakthebaker.com
There’s a reason why “nom” is included in this Miami Beach bake shop’s name. Weighing in at a hearty six ounces, these cookies are comparable to the size of a large doughnut. Go for a classic chocolate chip or something a little more extra, like s’mores, M&M Oreo or rainbow sprinkle.
413 15th St., Miami Beach; 754-216-3478 or phenomenom320.com
OK, this isn’t exactly a cookie shop. It’s actually Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford’s South Beach restaurant. While his savory food is delicious, what we really can’t get enough of is pastry chef Dallas Wynne’s snickerdoodles. They’re served warm and oozing with a rich chocolate filling.
101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-322-5211 or stubbornseed.com
Blue Collar and Mignonette’s corporate executive pastry chef, Devin Braddock, has brought her drool-worthy treats on the road with her latest venture, Tricycle. The roving dessert pop-up, which makes weekly appearances at Boxelder and the Wynwood Yard, offers a slate of desserts, from rainbow cake to frosty chocolate tacos. But our favorite is Braddock’s molten fudge cookie, which is exactly what it sounds like.
Various locations; instagram.com/tricyclemia