5 Dessert Destinations That Chefs Love
Where do chefs eat dessert? Here, five pro-recommended spots for sweet treats via our friends at Find. Eat. Drink.
Grab a cupcake from one of Misha's five Miami locations.
Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink) loves this bakery and gift shop established by home baker Misha Kuryla-Gomez and boasting five Miami locations. “Misha’s Cupcakes make me do the happy dance,” says Goldsmith. “I can taste the passion and the quality of ingredients in the first bite. My go-to cupcake for every occasion.” 13440-B SW 120 St., Miami, 786-573-9700
Chef Daniel Serfer (Blue Collar) recommends this shaved ice truck that has been going strong since 1978, when Allen Cohen received the City of Miami's first mobile concession permit. “When it’s ripping hot outside, there’s nothing as refreshing as one of his icees,” Serfer declares. 2600 S Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove
Mojo Donuts' off-beat selections
“They do different kinds of really funky donuts,” says barman Gabe Orta of Broken Shaker about this gourmet donut shop. “They have dulce de leche, guava and cheese, tiramisu, flan, bacon—things you wouldn’t think of in donuts.” Go early, because Mojo is open daily until they run out of their unique treats. 7906 Pines Blvd., Miami, 954-983-6632
True Loaf Bakery
Recommended by Chef Serfer, this Miami Beach bakery specializes in sourdough breads made with organic flour. “They have amazing bread like brioche and croissants—it’s all excellent,” he raves. Tip: Find True Loaf croissants at Panther Coffee. 1894 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 786-216-7207
Charlotte Bakery's cream puffs
“It’s really a quintessential South American pastry shop,” says Pastry Chef Goldsmith about Charlotte Bakery. At this family business, the kids have taken over; they’re trained pastry chefs, but follow the same traditions as their parents and grandparents. “Overly sweet, incredibly delicious and it feels so old-school and homey,” Goldsmith praises. “It’s as I imagine what it would be like being in Venezuela in the ‘40s and ‘50s.” 1499 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-535-0095
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