This winter (or what’s left of it) book a quick trip down to Miami – not only is the cultural melting pot a blast to experience but the food is one I miss. Living in New England, Latin fusions as well as authentic eats from South America, aren’t too common. Dive into Miami with me and learn what my top 5 eats in Miami, Florida are!
This post was written by Marnely Murray who pens Cooking with Books.
The Salty Donut – 50 NW 23rd St. #112 Miami, Florida
Start your day in Miami at The Salty Donut, known for their amazing doughnuts and espresso drinks. When ordering donuts, no matter how crazy the flavors, I always also order a regular glazed donut to taste their dough. Salty Donut’s glazed donut is divine – but their Nutella donut is out of this world! Paired with a latte, it’s just the carb-filled way you need to start the day.
KYU Miami – 251 NW 25th St Miami, FL
Walking around Wynwood is a must during your stay in Miami and while walking, you’ll most likely stumble upon KYU, one of the newest restaurants in the area. An Asian Barbecue spot, it’s so much more than that – we ordered some dumplings with boniato flakes on top and it was amazing, as well as steamed buns. Steamed buns are seriously something I always order if they’re on the menu – get them at KYU and you’ll be impressed!
La Mar Restaurant by Gaston Acurio – 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL
Peruvian food is an up and coming cuisine and you can get the royal treatment at La Mar inside the Mandarin Oriental in Miami. Seriously, this one of our best meals in Miami and a friend of mine came along to enjoy it with me. We dined on over 8 courses of Peruvian cuisine and it was like a trip to the country to explore their authentic dishes. So much gorgeous ceviches, and a dish like the one below called “Churrasco a lo Pobre” – ribeye, chimichurri, beans and rice tacu-tacu, quail eggs, chorrillana sauce, fried banana. It all sounds like a hodgepodge but I can honestly say it was the best steak dish we have ever had! Promise me you’ll visit La Mar on your next trip to Miami.
Local farmer’s markets – all over South Florida
Local farmer’s markets are the best way to discover a city and they can be found all over the city. One of my favorite products I brought back home was raw honey by Keez Bees. They are America’s southernmost professional beekeepers, controlling about 250 hives in the Florida Keys that produce 100% pure raw honey. If you are checking a bag, local honey is always a good travel souvenir!
Take a food walking tour with Miami Culinary Tours
Food walking tours are the way to go when traveling to a new city and thanks to an invite from Miami Culinary Tours, who provided us with a complimentary press pass to their South Beach Food & Art Deco Tour, we enjoyed this tour one of the nights. This tour included five stops and six bites, all ranging from empanadas to ice cream and so much more. If you have 2-3 days only in a new city, a food tour is always the best idea.