Thanksgiving in Miami is one unlike many others. Our bakeries have fall menus with exclusive sweets that have the locals and out-of-towners lining up around the block or waiting in line for a three-hour minimum.

Although you may run into crowds, it's definitely worth getting your Thanksgiving desserts at these bakeries in Miami. All these bakeries will be sure to blow you away and have you coming back for more year-round.

Fireman Derek's World-Famous Pies

For the hottest Thanksgiving pies, take a step into the tastiest, self-acclaimed hole-in-the-wall when taking a stroll down the vibrant streets of Wynwood in Miami. Fireman Derek's bakery is an icon building known by locals and foodies alike as this fireman-turned-baker knows his way around some heat (pun intended).

Derek's pies are critically-acclaimed and keep the customers coming in from all over the world. Other than pies, Fireman Derek also offers a delicious array of cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, flan, and even a savory chicken pot pie!

You can't go wrong this holiday by getting your Thanksgiving pie and more at Fireman Derek's bakery in Miami.

Fall Flavors at Fireman Derek's World-Famous Pies:

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake ($50): Thanksgiving Special made with their pumpkin cheesecake, crushed pralines, and caramel drizzle
  • Pumpkin Pie ($33): Traditional pumpkin pie
  • Salty Monkey Pie ($35): Chocolate, peanut butter, and banana pie made with an oreo crust, crushed pretzels, and chocolate drizzle
  • Key Lime Pie ($33): Voted "Miami’s Best Key Lime Pie.” Made from fresh, hand-squeezed key limes and a crushed graham cracker crust for a smooth balance of sweet and tart

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Knaus Berry Farm

Since the menu at Knaus Berry Farm is seasonal and ever-changing in order to bake delectable desserts with the freshest ingredients, there's not a set menu here like other bakeries. However, we did our homework for you and have some insight on what's cooking at the Knaus family farm this holiday season and choose your Thanksgiving desserts.

  • Sticky Cinnamon Buns: By far their most famous dessert, these buns come in orders of a dozen, half-dozen, and singles.
  • Sticky Pecan Cinnamon Buns: These buns only come in an order of 10 and are special order.
  • Pies: Their pies sell out quick and are insanely good! The Shoo-Fly pie is their most popular and only available with advance orders. There are also in-house pies available including key lime, blueberry, coconut cream, and guava.
  • Fresh Baked Rolls: If you're one of the few people who are lucky enough to get a bag of their fresh-baked cheese or freshly-baked herb rolls, you'll be in heaven. The locals can tell you that all you need is your hands for these rolls. You eat them right out of the bag on the drive home, no butter needed!

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Night Owl Cookies 

Pies are the traditional dessert of choice for Thanksgiving, but sometimes it's tough making room for a slice after that rich dinner. So why not opt for a "lighter" sweet and get a couple of dozen cookies instead of one of Miami's best bakeries?

Andrew Gonzalez,. the owner and creative mind behind Night Owl Cookies has been featured in Forbes, Deco Drive, ChowChat, and Miami New Times, just to name a few. He's also recently been named as one of Forbes' “30 Under 30,” and it comes as no surprise when you bite into one of his cookies.

The fall menu has been released just in time for Thanksgiving, and everyone is going crazy for it! Take a detour when around Santa's Enchanted Forest in Miami and stop by Night Owl Cookie new location on Southwest 8th Street.

Fall Flavors at Night Owl Cookies:

  • Pumpkin Spice: Every basic betch's favorite cookie is back! Signature Pumpkin Spice dough mixed with white chocolate chips 
  • Baby Got Buns: Signature Cinnamon Dough stuffed with a sticky bun and topped with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon sugar
  • Chocolate S'mores: Gooey Marshmallows, crisp graham cracker crumbs, and chocolate chunks mixed into their Signature Dark Chocolate Dough.
  • Ave Maria: Guava cookie dough mixed in with crunchy Maria Cookies and white chocolate chips. Topped with Maria Cookie crumbles, Guava pieces, and finished with a cream cheese frosting drizzle. It'll have you saying "Ave Maria!"

The Salty Donut

Another alternative to the usual Thanksgiving dessert is donuts, but don't get donuts from just anywhere. Get your sweets from The Salty Donut!

The Salty Donut family prides themselves on their artisan donuts made from scratch. All the ingredients that go into the making of their seasonal donuts ​are always high-quality and fresh, never premade. These donuts are not only all-natural but free of additives and preservatives; this Miami bakery even offers vegan options.

With delectable fall flavors and only the best ingredients, donuts from The Salty Donut removes the guilt while you indulge your sweet tooth this Thanksgiving.

Fall Flavors at The Salty Donut:

  • Vegan Sweet Potato Pie: Vegan yeast-raised filled with homemade sweet potato pie filling, spiced molasses glaze, and topped with homemade marshmallow cream and crumbled gingersnap cookie
  • Pumpkin Squared: Pumpkin plus spice-infused brioche ring filled with homemade pumpkin pie custard, pumpkin spice glaze, and topped with brown butter pie crust pieces and a dollop of homemade whipped cream.
  • Mini Fig + Apple Butter: Mini brioche filled with a homemade fresh black mission fig and apple butter jam, fig & orange glaze, and topped with a homemade almond and fig-pistachio cookie.
  • Pumpkin Spice donut holes: Pumpkin and spice-infused brioche donut hole covered in a brown butter "pie crust"

Keep yourself out of the kitchen this holiday and get your desserts at one of these bakeries this Thanksgiving in Miami.

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