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Miami New Times

Miami New Times Best of Eat & Drink 2021 Best Bakery

October 1, 2021
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.
Ocean Drive

Where To Find The Best Key Lime Pie In Miami

September 22, 2021
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.
The Infatuation

The Best Bakeries in Miami

September 7, 2021
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.
Robb Report

9 Outstanding Fruit Pies That Can Be Delivered Right to Your Door

September 2, 2021
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.
Eat This, Not That

The Best Apple Pie in Every State

September 1, 2021
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.
Miami New Times

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop & Cafe Miami New Times

November 13, 2020
Firefighters make darn good pie. No? Well, it should be a saying considering fireman Derek Kaplan bakes the most luscious ones in town. Kaplan's story began at the age of 15.

The Best Food in Miami: 21 Must-Eat Dishes to Add to Your List

August 13, 2020
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.

Here’s the scoop on over-the-top ice cream desserts (and other frozen treats)

July 31, 2020
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.

Fireman Derek’s, Pubbelly Sushi celebrate National Ice Cream Day with unique treats

July 13, 2020
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.”
SFL Business Journal

Exclusive: Our next round of 40 Under 40 honorees for 2020 (Part 3)

July 13, 2020
The award recognizes outstanding professionals under the age of 40 based in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties for their leadership, success in business and contributions to their communities.

9 Must-Try Key Lime Pies Ready for Takeout and Delivery

July 13, 2020
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.

Meet Derek Kaplan of Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop in Coconut Grove and Wynwood

May 13, 2020
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.
The Infatuation

Where To Get Dessert Takeout & Delivery In Miami

May 13, 2020
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.
Miami New Times

The Seven Best Snacks in Miami for Takeout and Delivery

April 13, 2020
Treat yourself to Fireman Derek's pies, available for pickup or delivery. They're sold by the slice or whole and include best-selling flavors such as key lime, sundae, Nutella, and salted caramel.

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

April 13, 2020
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.

14 Spots to Satisfy That Sweet Tooth Offering Delivery and Takeout in Miami

April 13, 2020
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.
TimeOut Miami

Stuck at home for your birthday? Here’s where to find cake delivery in Miami right now.

April 13, 2020
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.
Hello! Magazine

David Beckham is a huge fan of this bakery – and the menu will blow your mind!

March 13, 2020
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."
The Daily Mail (UK)

David Beckham enjoys a rare indulgence as he visits a pie shop in Miami… after son Brooklyn’s lavish ‘£100,000’ 21st birthday bash

March 13, 2020
But David Beckham enjoyed a rare treat on Wednesday as he tucked into a delicious pie at Fireman Derek's Bakery in Miami.

Get a Slice of Savings With These 50+ Pi Day 2020 Deals, Discounts and Freebies

March 13, 2020
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.

National Pi Day 2020 Deals: Discounts at Blaze Pizza, Papa Johns, Dairy Queen and More

March 13, 2020
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
INDULGE Magazine

Any way you slice it, these South Florida bakers are the upper crust of pie-making

February 13, 2020
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.

The Most Delicious Things We Ate in 2019

December 27, 2019
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.
SFL Business Journal

Fireman Derek’s founder talks struggles of creating his popular bakery concept

December 26, 2019
With a brand new location in Coconut Grove, founder Derek Kaplan has expansion on the mind.
The Infatuation

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop & Cafe

December 17, 2019
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.
Miami Herald

If you’re eating these pies in Miami, you’re eating some of the best pies in America

November 11, 2019
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.

Top Chefs Pick Their Favorite Pies in America

November 7, 2019
“The different layers of sweet, creamy, and crunchy chocolate make for a harmonious textural dream. It is sweet but not too sweet, and that second slice will call your name,” promises Booth.

3 SoFlo spots are taking chocolate chip cookies to the next level

October 25, 2019
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.
Boca Raton Observer

Hot Idea: Life Is Sweet At Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop In Miami

October 24, 2019
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.

Miami’s 14 Most Iconic Dishes

October 1, 2019
Key Lime Pie: Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Miami Herald

Coconut Grove just got sweeter. Fireman Derek’s pie shop is finally opening

February 28, 2019
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.
Southern Living

Here’s Where You Can Find the Best Carrot Cakes in the South

April 17, 2018
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.

You’ve Got To See How This Ice Cream Sundae Pie Is Made

March 3, 2018
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.

Coconut Grove Is Finally Opening Miamians’ Favorite Pie Factory

February 21, 2018
Fireman Derek's Bake Shop is opening a second location in Coconut Grove.
Food & Wine

How a Miami Firefighter Turned His Passion for Pie Into a Thriving Business

December 2, 2017
Fireman Derek's Bake Shop in Miami is more than a burgeoning pie empire—it's a tribute to friendship and a labor of love.

8 Foods and Drinks You Absolutely Have to Try When Visiting Miami

February 2, 2017
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.
Food Network

Key Lime Pie Recipe | Courtesy of Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop and Cafe

December 11, 2016
Take a look at Fireman Derek's Bake Shop Key Lime Pie Recipe on Food Network
Miami New Times

Top Five Fireman Derek’s Pies

November 25, 2015
Locals know that when it comes to pie, Fireman Derek is king. The real-life City of Miami firefighter began selling key lime pies on a Coconut Grove corner and now owns his own place in Wynwood.

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