At Fireman Derek's Bake Shop, the cakes are moist, the cookies are soft-baked, the cheesecakes are decadent, and the pies are, well, legendary. With an expansive menu of more than 50 flavors of pies, cakes, cookies, bars, brownies, and cheesecakes, it's always difficult to choose what to order.
As Miami’s beloved bakery and pie shop, Fireman Derek’s makes a mean key lime pie! The custard is made from hand-squeezed key limes and the crust is made from crushed graham crackers, creating the ultimate homemade pie.
This very small bakery in Wynwood (they have a Coconut Grove location too) serves great and slightly over-the-top baked goods. If you don’t have a big sweet tooth, it’s possible you could feel overwhelmed by pies like The Salty Monkey, a thick mass of chocolate, peanut butter, banana, Oreo, and pretzel - or the Cookie Monster Cheesecake Pie, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.
Helmed by former Miami firefighter Derek Kaplan, this renowned South Florida-based bakery specializes in one-of-a-kind desserts (offering more than 50 varieties of sweet treats), along with savory items such as homemade empanadas and pot pies.
Miami-favorite Fireman Derek's Bake Shop and Cafewas started by local firefighter and Division-I football player, Derek Kaplan. The family-owned business churns out a long list of tasty treats, including pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and other baked goods.
No need to drive to Key West for a quality slice: Miami is replete with plenty of takes on the classic pie that nail the sweet-to-tart ratio. At Fireman Derek’s, the key lime is the most requested flavor—and it’s no surprise why.
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop will has the Sundae Pie, which costs $36.25 per pie and $7 per slice, and is made with the bakery’s signature graham cracker crust and layered with chocolate ganache, fresh bananas and a cream filling.
When it comes to pies, Fireman Derek has made them all, but this Sunday, you’re going to be treated to his Sundae Pie, all in celebration of National Ice Cream Day.
Derek Kaplan, Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop: “It has all the elements of an ice cream sundae, banana split, kind of combined into one.”
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Firefighter Derek Kaplan has been perfecting his key lime pie recipe since he was 15-years old squeezing limes in his father’s apartment. Now, with two successful bakeries under his belt and a cult-like following, his key lime pie, which uses almost two pounds of fresh key limes, draws big crowds.
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop is an award-winning, South Florida-based bakery specializing in handcrafted, one-of-a-kind desserts. With locations in Wynwood and Coconut Grove, the independent bakeshop, helmed by former Miami firefighter Derek Kaplan, continues to combine rich, decadent flavors in over 50 unique pies, cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, bars, bread puddings and cookies.
Want to stress-eat an entire pie? Same. And you can go get some very good desserts to-go at Fireman Derek’s - both at the Wynwood and Coconut Grove locations. They have your typical holiday pies but also very fun things like a sundae pie and something called a Salty Monkey Pie, which is topped with pretzels and will be eaten very fast once you bring it home.
This is known as Miami’s original pie shop; however, pie definitely isn’t the only thing they sell. Among the baked goodies they offer are pie, cake, cheesecake, coffee, cookies, savory options, other baked goods, and pie and cake shakes. OMG.
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop is available for both take out and delivery using UberEats and Postmates selling popular items like brownie bomb pie, chocolate peanut butter pie, cookie monster pie, carrot cake, and coconut guava cake, and more.
You can get full cakes and pies as well as slices for pickup and delivery via Postmates from both Fireman Derek locations in Miami: Coconut Grove and Wynwood. If you can’t narrow down the flavor, no problem. The shop is selling cake samplers featuring five slices of your favorite combos—think chocolate peanut butter pie, coconut guava cake and carrot cake.
The father-of-four is currently in Miami, for his new role as owner of the Miami football team and stopped by a bakery called Fireman Derek's for a bite to eat. The star shared a photo of the shop on his Instagram Stories which sees him with two firemen beneath the baker's menu board. David wrote: "Amazing pies and cakes @fdpies."
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop in Wynwood and Coconut Grove, Fla., will offer a limited selection of pie slices for just $3.14 on Pi Day 2020. Eligible flavors include Key Lime Pie, Salted Caramel “Krack” Pie, Salty Monkey Pie, Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, Guavaberry Pie and Chocolate Pecan Pie.
On "Pi Day" customers can get a limited selection of pie slices for just $3.14—eligible flavors include Key Lime Pie, Salted Caramel "Krack" Pie, Salty Monkey Pie, Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, Guavaberry Pie and Chocolate Pecan Pie
Pies aren’t just for holidays or special occasions anymore — bakers like Derek Kaplan, a former Miami firefighter who gained fame for his cult-like Salted Caramel pie dusted with powdered sugar, chocolate pecan and to-die-for Key lime, have turned pie into an everyday affair.
No need to drive to Key West for a quality slice: Miami is replete with plenty of takes on the classic pie that nail the sweet-to-tart ratio. At Fireman Derek’s, the key lime is the most requested flavor—and it’s no surprise why. It strikes the perfect balance between tart and sweet, and it always includes a generous heap of whipped cream.
This very small bakery in Wynwood serves some over-the-top baked goods. If you don’t have the biggest sweet tooth, you might find a lot of the selection here overwhelming. But if you love a pie that looks like it was created by a team of stoned dessert engineers, then you’ll be very into the slices here.
Just in time for the holidays - yes, they’re coming, you can deny it no longer - Bloomberg asked some of America’s top chefs to name their favorite pies at restaurants around the country.
Two Miami spots made the cut: Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop and Monty’s. What do they have in common? Both have Coconut Grove locations, though Fireman Derek’s started in Wynwood.
Derek Kaplan, Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop: “We have our Cookie Monster Pie, which is our chocolate chip crust pie.”
This outrageous dessert uses Oreos and cheesecake for the filling, and it’s topped with whipped cream, chopped cookies and tons of chocolate and caramel sauces.
Head over to Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop in Coconut Grove and Wynwood for holiday specials like Cafecito Pie (aka Cuban Krack Pie), made with an oatmeal crust, a salted caramel filling (infused with Bustelo Espresso) and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon powder.
The new Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop, which announced a second location on Main Highway last year, opens March 1. Expect more of the same pies, cookies and cakes that made Derek Kaplan’s original spot in Wynwood such a hit with locals and out-of-town dessert hunters.
Once you get past the impressive selection of beautiful pie slices (including a colorful birthday-inspired Sundae Slice!), you’ll happily land on their praline-coated carrot cake with classic cream cheese frosting.
Whenever Patrick Murdock takes his pies outside, he gets swarmed. As the sales and marketing manager at Fireman Derek's Pie Shop, he takes all of the photos for the brand's Instagram account, often right in front of the graffiti covering one wall of the building. Within seconds, people start hovering.
When Derek Kaplan isn't saving lives as a real, honest-to-goodness Miami firefighter, he's making the city's best pies in his tiny Wynwood shop. Pies are available by the slice or whole in every conceivable flavor, but his mile-high Key lime pies are the star attraction.