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Fireman Derek's Bake Shop Top 100

Years ago, Derek Kaplan was a real-life Miami fireman who made pies with his dad on the weekends. The pies, baked in an industrial kitchen in Wynwood and sold from a food truck and a pizzeria in Coconut Grove, were a sensation. Now Kaplan is one of Miami’s most sought-after bakers, making pies for some of Miami’s best restaurants. Kaplan also sells his pies, freshly baked cookies, cakes, and ice cream sandwiches at shops in Wynwood and Coconut Grove. Kaplan’s fruit pies are massive affairs, with each one requiring several pounds of fruit. His pièce de résistance is the “Crack Pie,” which features a thick, sticky layer of salted caramel dusted with a generous blast of powdered sugar. The magic lies in the space where the crust and filling come together in a gooey, savory, otherworldly concoction that melts in your mouth and sticks to your teeth. New Normal: Order your pies whole or by the slice for takeout or delivery; the latter is now available anywhere in the U.S. via Goldbelly.
Photo courtesy of Fireman Derek's Bake Shop
Details
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Metered, On-street
  • Takeout:
  • Delivery: