It’s hard to keep our kitchen stocked with desserts during quarantine - partially because getting to the grocery store is a pain (we’ve got a guide to help with that, by the way) and partially because sweets don’t seem to last longer than 15 seconds inside our apartment these days. But the next time you finish dinner only to come to the crushingly painful realization that you’re out of ice cream, you can use this guide to find some takeout dessert and avoid having to eat those expired M&Ms.
Although the mysterious marketing team behind donuts has convinced the masses that these things can be eaten for breakfast, they’re undoubtedly dessert. But we truly don’t care what time a day you eat them, especially if you’re ordering from Salty Donut. Theirs are good all the time and are also currently available for delivery on Uber Eats. You can also place a pick-up order on their website. Just get us a maple bacon, please. Thanks.
Wynwood’s Dasher & Crank is still doing takeout and delivery orders for their ice cream, which includes some very interesting and excellent flavors, like coconut ube, elderflower, and toasted cardamom. You can either call ahead at (305) 213-1569 to place an order or walk right into the shop for a scoop. They’re letting one customer in at a time.
If you direct your attention to the “Devin’s Corner” section of Chug’s online menu, you’re guaranteed to run into some very good dessert. Options change frequently but range from cookies to bread pudding to duck fat ice cream. It’s like playing sugar roulette, and you’ll never lose.
Calle Ocho’s Azucar is accepting takeout orders, whether you just want a couple scoops of café con leche Oreo ice cream or various pints to stuff in your freezer so you can safely say you have a six-month supply. Call them at (305) 381-0369 to place an order for takeout or find them on the major delivery apps.
The Kendall ice cream shop Sweet Melody is open for takeout and delivery. They have a peach cobbler flavor named after Creed from The Office, so maybe get some of that and rewatch the entire series for the third time? Find them on Uber Eats or give them a call at (305) 280-2505 to place an order.
If you’re looking for vegan dessert, try Bunnie Cakes - the Edgewater bakery is currently taking online orders. They’ve got mini cupcakes, cake sundaes, and very aesthetically pleasing full-size cakes in case you’re celebrating someone’s birthday.
The Versailles bakery is open for takeout orders, which means you can load up on pastelitos, flan, tres leches, guava cheesecake, and more Cuban desserts. Add a cortadito to your order if it’s been way too long since you’ve had Cuban coffee. Call (305) 444-0240 to order or get delivery via Uber Eats.
Midtown Creamery has some pretty intense ice cream creations, like a “giant” ice cream sandwich, brownie sundaes, and milkshakes that could last you three days. The Edgewater spot is currently delivering on Uber Eats and most major delivery apps. You can also call (786) 536-2281 to order.
The Upper East Side’s Cream Parlor is taking orders on Uber Eats. They’ve got over 20 flavors as well as ice cream sandwiches. They’re also selling cookie dough in case you want to try making your own cookies - or maybe just bake it all in one big lump for a mega-cookie. There are no rules.
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. You can order online.
Boia De does a lot more than just dessert, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with coming here just for carrot cake or a to-go pint of Frice ice cream. That ice cream is especially delicious, with flavors like banana creme fraiche, key lime, and chocolate hazelnut crunch. Order online.
If you want a cookie as big as a frisbee, check out the menu at Night Owl Cookies. They’ve got two locations in the Design District and near FIU. The menu includes a bunch of pretty crazy-looking cookies that would work wonderfully during a movie night or to fling across the room at your disrespectful roommate. You can order online.
Lincoln Road’s Frieze is delivering and accepting takeout orders. The Lincoln Road spot has ice cream by the scoop, pint, quart, or in between two cookies. Call them at (305) 538-0207 to place an order or find them on Uber Eats.