No matter where you visit in Florida, you’re never far from a delicious snack. So whether you’re looking for the best cakes, cupcakes, donuts, pies or desserts in Florida, here’s a list of the best bakeries and cafes to find the tastiest baked goods and sweets.
Beachfront Donuts in Panama City
Enjoy donuts with a beachfront view at Thomas Donuts in Panama City Beach. A favourite for both locals and tourists, Thomas Donuts always has a queue of people lining up for a sugar fix. This local shop has been operating since 1971, selling everything from original glazed donuts to fresh-baked cinnamon buns and savoury bakes.
The best cupcakes in Florida
The award-winning Blue Bird Bake Shop in Orlando, Florida is open until they sell out of cupcakes. It’s a must-visit for cupcake lovers. It has over 50 cupcake recipes. You’ll find staple cupcake flavours such as chocolate and red velvet, as well seasonal cupcakes like maple walnut and pumpkin. Or something completely different like vanilla black pepper, apricot ginger or the Peanut Butter & Jam.
Cuban Traditions in Ybor, Tampa
In Ybor City, one of the most vibrant and historic neighbourhoods in Tampa, you’ll find La Segunda Central Bakery. It’s known for its Cuban bread. This fourth-generation bakery has been operating since 1915 and it produces 18,000 hand-made loaves of Cuban bread every day. Stop by the bakery to try guava turnovers, flan pudding, a Cuban sandwich and Tortica de Moron. The Tortica de Moron is a Cuban sugar biscuits.
Amish Comfort Food in Sarasota
Yoder’s Restaurant has been serving Amish homemade comfort food for the past 40 years. It’s located in Sarasota’s Amish community neighborhoods. Its award-winning baked pies and cream pies have even starred on Man Vs. Food. The restaurant serves 25 different varieties of pie.
All of these are made from Mrs Yoder’s original recipes. The flavours pf the Amish pies include peanut butter cream pie, coconut cream, Florida key lime, chocolate pecan, cherry and pumpkin.
The Classic Key Lime Pie in Florida
No trip to Florida is complete without a slice of Florida key lime pie. Kermit’s Key Lime Shoppe in Key West is said to serve the best key lime pie in the world. Even Food Networkand National Geographic think so. You can try the traditional recipe for key lime pie or the pie with a strawberry key lime flavour. Both pies can be served frozen, on a stick and dipped in chocolate.
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