Miami's Five Best Jamaican Patties: The Power of a Proper Pastry

Categories: Best of Miami
Zachary Fagenson
Spicy beef patties at Mary Patties Inc.

4. Marie Patties Inc.
In Palmetto Bay, not too far from ZooMiami, Marie Patties specializes in the spicy beef patty. They're made and baked in house and come in that unmistakable yellow-orange crust. The red dot on a patty signifies that it's spicy. Dozens continually emerge on trays from a back room only to fly out the door singly or by the dozen. We suggest you grab a Ting, a Jamaican grapefruit soda, to cool down if things get too hot.

Alexandra Rincon.
Note the color of the crust.

3. The Patty Place
This 300-square-foot take-out joint took the award for Best Jamaican Patty in 2008 and hasn't let up since. You know it's true because on most days they're sold out by the early evening. You'll never pay more than $1.50 per patty and choices range from corned beef to ackee to callaloo.

Location Info

Hammond's Bakery

17847 NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens, FL

Category: Restaurant

Jamaican Kitchen

8736 SW 72nd St., Kendale Lakes, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Patty Place

19547 NW 2nd Ave., Miami Gardens, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Patty Place patties are the closest thing to what can be had back home in Jamaica. I even hear that some of the seasonings as; scotch bonnet peppers, thyme and scallion come straight from yard. The ackee loaf is to die for if you get there on time.


I've only ever had Hammond's. I personally didn't care for it at all. My absolute favorite patties are made up in Broward at Charlie's bakery (I think they have two locations, but I always go to the one in Lauderhill whenever I hit up the Swap Shop). Besides that, I'm happy with the frozen patties you can buy at Sam's Club (they're cheaper too).


Sonia's Patties PWNS all others!  Jamaica Kitchen has THE BEST Jerk chicken in town!!!


@onel Tropical Oasis has awesome jerk; up on 441 between Ives Dairy & Miami Gardens Dr.

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