By Josie Gulliksen and Yours Truly
Note from Karen: We don’t have many self indulgences these days, and even fewer that don’t cost much. So let’s go for it, and indulge in one of the best categories of comfort food — desserts! We’ve picked out the 11 Best Desserts in Miami with delivery as well as takeout/pickup. I’ve enjoyed selections from all of them. Here is Part 1 in a two part series. Do you have other favorites?
Cindy Lou Cookies
The legendary cookie shop in Little River has cookies big enough to feed a few people. She’s got so many decadent flavors, there’s something different for every day of the week. Chocolate chip, red velvet with cream cheese swirl, Nutella swirl, PB&J, loaded peanut butter and many, many more. 30 flavors rotate on a weekly basis and she’s also got macaroons and sweet breads by the slice. Order at http://cindylouscookies.com/#/home
The Salty Donut
The artisanal doughnut shop and darling of Wynwood and more recently of South Miami, is never short on creativity. On Easter weekend, they created egg shaped doughnuts, many filled with delicious flavors. Banana toffee is one of their latest creations, along with strawberry shortcake. Expanding their selection, they also are making cornbread, brownies and loaves of bread. Best to visit their Instagram account to see what’s available week by week @thesaltydonut and order at https://www.saltydonut.com/
At Bunnie Cakes they know “Birthdays don’t stop, and we want to keep the party going! As we settle into springtime, celebrate upcoming birthdays, graduations and milestones with Bunnie Cakes!” They’ve got nearly 40 items available like five cake sundae flavors – chocolate, dulce de leche, guava, red velvet and passion fruit. Besides birthday cakes, they offer a Party in a Box!
Balloons, candles, confetti and more; all the party elements in a Bunnie Cakes box ready for delivery in time for the sweet celebration. Want to bake at home? Order their cookie baking kit and of course, choose from a wide assortment of their mini cupcakes. Their most popular flavors of guava, chocolate, very vanilla and red velvet, come packaged together (three of each) in a box. Order at https://www.bunniecakes.com/
Night Owl Cookies
When Night Owl Cookies first launched, they were by delivery only, so they’ve been doing this longer than most. Their over-the-top cookies are available for pick up at both their Design District and West Dade location near Florida International University. These monstrous cookies are topped with crushed oreos, stuffed with Nutella and topped with chocolate drizzle and stuffed with white chocolate chips and topped with Fruity Pebbles cereal. Order online at http://nightowlcookieco.com/
Grab a few of Brazil’s signature decadent chocolates at this shop with online ordering. Order on their website for delivery via UberEats or Postmates. The confection is made of condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter and chocolate sprinkles. At OMG the fillings include guava and cheese (so Miami), Nutella and churros. They’re selling box sets that can be purchased as they are or customized. Open Thursday through Sunday and offering next day delivery https://www.omgbrigadeiros.com
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Morelia Gourmet Paletas
The days are getting hotter as we approach Summer and Morelia Gourmet Paletas are the answer. Available via delivery, the refreshing, creamy Mexican bars are made with all-natural ingredients. Bite into the decadent condensed milk filling of their strawberry and passion fruit flavors or the dulce de leche flavored bar filled with dulce de leche. There are also non-filled including Pineapple Mint, lime, coconut and mango. Order online and use code 20NOW to receive 20 percent off your order https://order.paletasmorelia.com
Garcia Nevett Chocolates
If you’re in the South Miami or nearby (within a five-mile radius), you can order these gourmet chocolates and cookies for delivery. The shop sells many of their larger chocolates like dark chocolate barks, dark chocolate crunchy caramel and dark chocolate almonds by the bag. If you prefer the traditional box of chocolates choose from their elegant bon bons in boxes of nine, 16 or 25 counts, $18-$48 respectively. Order online on their website https://garcianevett.com/
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Azucar Ice Cream
Always packed with tourists, this Little Havana staple, which is regularly featured on recurring cooking network shows, is now delivering via an ice cream truck. Choose from popular flavors like Abuela Maria filled with Maria cookies, dulce de leche and mantecado (Cuban vanilla). They’re delivering in specific neighborhoods on certain days, check their Instagram @azucaricecream for details and order on their website https://www.azucaricecream.com/ just click on Contact Us and choose your four pints (minimum required for delivery).
The Wynwood favorite helmed by James Beard-nominated Chef Brad Kilgore is always a tough reservation. Now though they’ve renamed themselves AlterQ and are doing curbside pickup and delivery. Part of that menu includes desserts which have to rank among the top of the 11 best miami desserts for delivery — pastelito cinnamon rolls with guava and cheese, warm banana bread with brown butter, bourbon and whipped sour cream and a double fudge brownie topped with sea salt, dulce de leche swirl and crunchy candied popcorn. https://www.altermiami.com
The Chinese upscale chain has four rich, luscious desserts available for online ordering. That means after you’ve enjoyed their Asian specialties you can order four of their famous desserts. If you’re craving chocolate overload, order the Great Wall, a towering six-layer chocolate cake with rich chocolate frosting between each one and chocolate chips. (Karen’s note:) Not only does it rate for one of the 11 best desserts in Miami for delivery, but one of my all time favorites. Banana spring rolls with caramel vanilla drizzle and pineapple ice cream, molten lava cake and NY-style cheesecake round out the choices. https://www.pfchangs.com
Eden Bar Bakery
The specialty Eden Bars are better described as Snickers brownie bars. They’re “a brownie, meets cake, meets candy bar, all in one bar” and they’re sold by the pan. Take them over the top with choice of add ins like peanut butter chips, peanut butter cups, M&M’s and Snickers bar bites. $30 per pan which yields 18 hefty sized bars. Delivery is included in the cost. E-mail email@example.com or call 917-478-6348. @edenbarbakery on Instagram.