The Cult Desserts in Wynwood that Every Miami Local Knows About

This trendy area is a mecca for sweet treats.

Trendy Wynwood is not only Miami’s hot hub for graffiti art and savory dining, it’s also a Mecca for sweet treats that have achieved cult status.

At KYU, diners go for the Asian barbecue and stay for the coconut cake. Served with a scoop of coconut ice cream, the four-layer white cake is slathered in cream cheese frosting and topped with shaved coconut. It's the recipe of Chef Michael Lewis's mom, lovingly perfected to have just the right amount of sweet. 

Your Instagram feed has probably been flooded with Unicorn ice cream served in a fish-shaped cone. While we’d normally find that annoying, this sweet treat from Taiyaki at 1-800-Lucky is worth every single post.

There’s nothing quite more American than pie, but the pie at Fireman Derek’s bakeshop is otherworldly. Firefighter-turned baker, Derek Kaplan makes many tasty creations but his Key Lime pie is beyond words—maybe because the 6-foot-2, tattooed, 300-ish-pound Kaplan has been making them since he was a teenager.

Expect a line a popular Wynwood kosher bakery Zak the Baker, where there are almost too many delectable-looking desserts to choose from but the flaky almond cream croissant is worth the wait. Zak's pastries, cookies and bread are baked fresh every day and use seasonal, local ingredients. 

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