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Top Banana Bread In South Florida

Who doesn't like warm banana bread? Just about everyone and their grandmother has had the blessing of at least trying a piece of this fantastic dessert/dinner addition. If you know someone who doesn't like banana bread, there is a good chance that they need to find a new baker! If you're feeling the hankering for some good banana bread, here is a list of some of the most beloved banana breads in South Florida! These are definitely worth trying, especially if you're not scared of eating one or two loaves yourself. You will be finding excuses to eat a piece on these breads all day and night long, if they last that long!
(Source: Blue Martini)

Zak The Baker

405 NW 26th St.
Miami, Florida 33127
(786) 347-7100

Noted as one of the best bakers in South Florida, Zak the Baker has a great selection of kosher -- yes kosher -- breads. One of the most beloved breads at Zak's just so happens to be the banana bread: moist and full of flavor. Zak the Baker has found the perfect median for those who love flavor, but who may not be a die hard banana fan. The banana is rich, but it isn't overbearing. This is one bread that is sure to have you addicted! A loaf of whole banana bread runs about $10 a loaf, but it is definitely worth the price. Being that it is kosher, you can feel guilt free knowing you're eating right.

(Source: Playwright Irish Pub)

Market 17

1850 SE 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 835-5507

Proud of being a "farm fresh market" with a menu that changes daily, Market 17 strives to serve creative food choices with an emphasis on flavor. Foods are organic and fresh, perfect for the vegetarian, and even better for the banana bread enthusiast! While seasonal, the banana bread pudding from Market 17 is a favorite for many, who describe it as "perfect." While not quite banana bread, it isn't quite banana pudding, and therefore makes the list.

(Source: Blue Martini)

Foxy Brown

723 East Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
(754) 200-4236

A new way to enjoy banana bread and a favorite for those who frequent Foxy Brown, banana bread grilled cheese makes your mouth water just hearing its name. But, wait, it gets better! Banana bread grilled cheese is fried banana bread, stuffed with Nutella and ricotta filling. Very filling, at $8, this is a bargain. The Foxy Brown brunch menu is like a dream to those who like to taste the unknown: doughnut holes with "cereal milk," cluck-a-moos and the "Veggie Cake Benedict" are just a few of the other options at the Foxy Brown.

Related: Best Doughnut Shops In South Florida 


Sun, Surf, Sand

505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
(954) 523-SURF

While the name sound like a laid back burger joint, one might be shocked to know that Sun, Surf, Sand is somewhat of an upscale beach location for dining and reservations. On their brunch menu, you might note everything is gourmet and quite tempting. The Banana bread french toast is one of the most tempting of all items, as it is covered in macerated strawberries, candied walnuts and Chantilly. Many tourists and locals alike have enjoyed this delightful brunch menu item and are surprised by how light it is. This is important to many of the tourists, who have come to Fort Lauderdale to hit the beach and ride the waves.

(Source: Van Dyke Cafe)

Under The Mango Tree

714 6th St.
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(786) 558-5103

We saved the best for last, at least, that's how many in South Florida have ranked it. As a matter of fact, many enthusiasts of this establishment suggest purchasing baked goods if you see them, as they sell out fast, particularly the zucchini and banana breads. Quoted for their perfection, it's important to note that much of Under the Mango Tree's menu is health conscious, organic and made with locally grown produce. This will allow those dieting to lose the guilt when entering the building, permitting themselves to enjoy a slice or two.

Related: Ask A South Florida Expert: Top Fall Family Dishes 

Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan is the owner of Shorty Produkshins in Orlando, Florida, and specializes in Social Branding and Public Relations for both the Professional Services Industry and Entertainment Business. Over the last 13 years, she has worked with many publications and has created branded content for multiple organizations, Globally.

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