After years of shunning carbs, Miamians are experiencing the joy of a perfectly cooked loaf and an afternoon croissant again with a handful of amazing new bakeries. Here are our favorites from downtown to North Miami Beach.
1 Zak the Baker
Zak the Baker has been having a moment for quite some time in the Magic City. The bearded baker has set up his headquarters in Wynwood, where everyone from kosher soccer moms to hipsters line up for his famous sour dough loaves and challah. They also have breakfast items, toasts, soups and sandwiches. Sure you can find ZTB (Zak the Baker) bread at Miami's best restaurants, but it's more fun to go straight to the source.
2 Bachour Bakery + BIstro
St Regis Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour's new bakery and restaurant is a relative newcomer on the Miami scene and it's already a foodie favorite. This French-style bakery features amazing baguettes, croissants, brioches and tarts as well as sweets like macarons and mousses.
600 Brickell Ave. Miami, FL 33131 (305) 330-6310
3 Crumb on Parchment
Michelle Bernstein's creation in the most unlikely of places (the lobby of an office building in the Design District) is a hidden gem. In addition to breakfast and lunch, which incorporate plenty of her baked goods, she offers to-go muffins, scones, cookies, brownies, and our favorite, the whole-wheat croissant.
3930 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33137 (305) 572-9444
4 True Loaf Bakery
True Loaf Bakery in South Beach's Sunset Harbour neighborhood is the epitome of what you imagine an impossibly chic, west-coast artisanal bakery to be. Simple but beautiful design and treys of fresh out-of-the-oven pastries every where you look. We know people who make the voyage from the mainland every day for one of their spectacular croissants.
5 La Parisienne
This North Miami Beach bakery is a serious contender Aibey Embarek of La Parisienne beat out eight contenders for best baguette in the city. This may be because of their traditional methods that include fermenting loaves for up to 72 hours before baking allowing loaves to be the healthy food it once was.
1907 NE 154th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162 (305) 861-1022