Small Businesses: Showing some love for bakeries across the United States

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Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop, Miami

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.

Everything on their menu can be sold by the slice (perfect for yourself) or whole (perfect for parties, holidays, and other get-togethers).

Some of their flavors of pastries include:

  • Key Lime Pie
  • Guava Coconut Rum Cake
  • Cappuccino
  • Cookies and Cream Cheesecake
  • Sprinkled Sugar Cookie
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Beef Empanada

Hint: ANY of their cakes or pies can be made into a shake that is blended with ice cream and topped with a mound of whipped cream!

In addition to their Miami location, Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop also has two other locations to support.

Check them out here: Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop

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Gideon’s Bakehouse, Orlando

This business has been around since 1898, and they’ve been named the Best Cookie in Florida, Best Cookie in the United States, and the Best Cookie on Planet Earth!

While they serve mainly cookies (seasonal and regular), they also serve cakes, pies, and cookie cakes, as well as some dessert coffees that are (very unfortunately) unavailable.

Their cookies are advertised as being $5 each and just shy of a half a pound!

Some of their available cookies include:

  • Pistachio Toffee Dark Chocolate
  • Cookies and Cream
  • Classic Chocolate Chip
  • Peanut Butter Espresso (April exclusive)
  • Cookie Bites

Some of their seasonal cookies include:

  • Mexican Chocolate (Random)
  • Triple Chocolate Salted Andes Mint (December)
  • Eternal Flame (February) – made with Cayenne pepper
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Nut with Homemade Salted Caramel (November)
  • The Frankenstein (October) – cookies and cream covered in M&M’s

Two of their cake flavors include:

  • Cookies and Cream
  • Peanut Butter Cup

They have two types of pie/cookie cakes that include:

  • Peanut Butter Apple Pie
  • Giant Gideon’s Cookie

They also have two types of dessert coffees that include:

  • The Original Peanut Butter Coffee
  • Fire and Iced Coffee

Check them out here: Gideon’s Bakehouse