MIAMI CULINARY SCENE
Updated: Jun 11
Here is a guide to some of the city’s culinary gems, by neighborhood.
WYNWOOD UNIQUE AND ARTSY NEIGHBORHOOD KNOWN FAR AND WIDE
While exploring the graffiti-filled walls grab a freshly made pastry at Zak the Baker ( 295 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127), a Cuban sandwich at Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop (186 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137), a slice of pie at Fireman Derek’s (2818 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127) and then get in the inevitable (but well worth it) line for a doughnut at the Salty Donut (50 NW 23rd St #112, Miami, FL 33127). For a full-fledged meal, Asian-barbecue hybrid, KYU (251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127), is a great choice, as is Wynwood’s restaurant king, Alter (223 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127).
SOUTH BEACH WHERE LOCALLY-OWNED AND OPERATED RESTAURANTS ARE THE WAY TO GO (AND TO AVOID TOURIST TRAPS)
For a quick bite, taco pros Taquiza at 1506 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Which now has a opened a second location in our own North Beach) and sandwich masters La Sandwicherie (229 14th St. Miami Beach, FL 33139) won’t disappoint, and stay open well into the night. For a sit-down experience, pasta kings Macchialina (820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139), chic Greek eatery Milos (730 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139) and comfort food mecca Yardbird (1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139) are solid bets. If wandering South of Fifth and wary of the wait at Joe’s Stone Crab, laid-back ceviche shack My Ceviche (235 Washington Ave Miami Florida 33139) will satisfy your seafood cravings.
DOWNTOWN MIAMI/BRICKELL IN THE LAND OF BANKS AND STEAKHOUSES, AND CONDOS, THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF UNIQUE MEALS TO BE HAD.
For those enjoying an expense account dinner, perpetual sushi hot spot Zuma, Peruvian meccas La Mar, and modern-day steak house Edge Steak & Bar will impress the bosses. For a more low-key option, get a well-made espresso drink at All Day, the spicy bucatini at Fooq’s, or the gazpacho at modern Spanish eatery NIU. Finish the day off with a drink at popular rooftop hangout Sugar followed by a late-night drink at The Corner Bar or Floyd Miami, which never seem to close. For a comprehensive guide to dining in Downtown Miami, as well as locations and hours, visit https://miami.eater.com/maps/downtown-miami-dining-guide-map.
CORAL GABLES CONSIDER THIS AREA: CLASSIC MIAMI.
Plenty of locals love to eat and drink in the City Beautiful. For breakfast, Australian-inspired Threefold Café is the spot to go. Lunch is a toss-up between a toston burger at Pincho Factory or the fish and chips at Seven Dials. For a night on the town, start with a glass of wine chosen by the sommelier at the city’s best wine bar, Uvaggio, followed by a meal featuring an upscale mash up of Caribbean flavors at Ortanique on the Mile. For a more low-key meal, try the always buzzed about Eating House, serving inventive, eclectic eats. For a complete guide to dining in the Gables, visit https://miami.eater.com/maps/best-coral-gables-restaurants-map-guide.