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

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Hammond's Bakery.

2. Hammond's Bakery
On the outskirts of a barren dead zone created by Dolphin Stadium sits Wayne Hammond's bakery. Here you won't find any of those greasy bright yellow things gas stations try to pass off as real food. Hammond's took the award in 2012 for the best patty in town. They even offer a vegetarian callaloo patty we said was "downright healthy." Yet if you're going to come to this part of town to do something other than watch Dolphins owner Stephen Ross burn stacks of money we suggest you grab a dozen beef patties for $18.

Zachary Fagenson
Curried chicken patty from Sonia's.

1. Sonia's Patties
When you walk into Sonia's Patties you see two things: The first is usually a group of people waiting around for their order. The second is an impatient person wincing in pain after biting into a searing hot patty fresh out of the fryer. Choices here are simply mild and spicy beef and curry chicken. Patties are fried to order, so be patient and don't burn yourself. If you're lucky you'll go on a day when they're selling curry lobster patties for $5.99.

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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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