7 Great Places to Get a Pie for Any Occasion (or, You Know, Wednesday)
You could spend 24 hours mixing, rolling, assembling and baking the perfect pie… or you could let the pros take care of your holiday—and everyday—dessert needs. From good ol’ key lime to rustic pumpkin to sprinkle sundae (yes, in pie form), these seven spots will satisfy your sweet cravings through Thanksgiving and beyond.
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Ice cream with pie is a good idea. Ice cream in pie is a great idea. Owned by Derek Kaplan, a Miami firefighter turned pie maker, this bakeshop turns out flavors like the aforementioned sundae pie, coconut custard, key lime and the notorious Crack Pie (dark salted caramel with powdered sugar). No matter which you choose, we guarantee it’ll be one of the best slices you’ve ever tasted. Good luck trying to fool your guests into thinking you made it yourself.
2818 N. Miami Ave.; 786-703-3623 or firemandereks.com
Zak the Baker
Zak the Baker is filled with things we love: sourdough breads, chocolate babkas, croissants and cookies. Not to be overlooked is the bakery’s selection of pies, including a perfectly sweet strawberry rhubarb, chocolate caramel and traditional apple. Um, one of each, please.
295 NW 26th St.; 786-294-0876 or zakthebaker.com
Don’t let the name fool you—there’s much more to be had at this mobile treats trailer than just cupcakes. Depending on the time of year, you’ll find buttery, flaky pie crusts filled with blueberries, grapes, strawberries and whatever other fruits are in season. One bite of the caramel apple or cherry will instantly put you in a holiday mood. Just make sure to place your order at least 72 hours in advance.
Roving location; 786-395-1787 or contenticupcakes.tumblr.com/pies
You’re probably already familiar with this Italian café chain, whose baked goods keep us coming back year-round (think strawberry tiramisu and Nutella bomboloni). Rosetta’s personal pies are like the Italian counterpart to your favorite American pies. Filled with chocolate or lemon cream and topped with every fresh berry imaginable, a few of these bad boys will make you the most popular dinner host.
Various locations; rosettabakery.com
At Madruga Bakery, Zak the Baker vet Naomi Harris creates about a dozen different breads along with beautifully designed pastries and cakes. We’re obsessed with her pies, though, especially the ones smothered in freshly cut strawberries.
1430 S. Dixie Hwy. #117, Coral Gables; 305-262-6130 or madrugabakery.com
There’s a reason this place always has a line out the door: delicious, healthy and creatively prepared eats that always hit the spot. The deep-dish key lime pie is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy with just the right amount of whipped cream and crispy graham cracker crust. We also love the tart, cinnamony streusel apple pie. Plus, these pies can be shipped frozen anywhere in the country, should you want to share the love with your relatives up North.
1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-8448 or iceboxcafe.com
Even though this place isn’t exactly open yet, we’d be remiss not to mention it. Opening before the New Year in Wynwood, Pink Pie specializes in petite three-inch pies in more than 30 different flavors (like Oreo Nutella, pumpkin cookie butter, and vegan and gluten-free coconut dulce de leche). Can’t wait for the opening? Drive up to Hollywood on the weekend and pick up a few pies at the Yellow Green Farmers Market.
170 NW 26th St., Miami; pinkpie.com