Miami has been known for decades as the home for the best Cuban food in the U.S. In recent years, however, the food scene has evolved, and the city has gained much-needed respect as a destination for foodies. You can find some of the best cuisine, including Jamaican, Peruvian, Haitian, seafood and global-fusion restaurants. Miami's dining scene now has the chops to rival other major food cities.
With James Beard award-winning chefs including Michael Schwartz from the über-trendy Michael's Genuine of Miami's Design District leading the way of restaurant expansions—he recently opened his second outpost of Harry's Pizzeria in Coconut Grove, to Stephen Starr's fourth South Florida restaurant, Le Zoo at Bal Harbour Shops, and Jamie DeRosa's latest South Beach hot spot, Izzy’s Fish & Oysters on South Beach, Miami’s food scene is on fire.
In late 2015, Miami welcomed its first culinary incubator, The Wynwood Yard, in the city's Wynwood Art District. Spearheaded by culinary entrepreneurs, The Wynwood Yard plays host to a roundup of food trucks, a creative hub and culinary program under the mentorship of top chefs, experimenting with ingredients and flavors in an outdoor test kitchen. A perfect place for foodies!
From Miami Beach and Downtown Miami to Wynwood Miami and the Design District, let your taste buds do the traveling and add these foodie-approved restaurants to your next itinerary.