Miami is a city that is famous for its diverse food scene, with options ranging from Latin American and Caribbean cuisine to seafood and international delicacies. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, exploring Miami’s culinary landscape is a must-do activity. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the top places to grab a bite in Miami, so you can indulge in some of the best food the city has to offer.
Pura Vida, Multiple Locations
Pura Vida is a South Florida-based all-day cafe founded by husband-wife team, Omer and Jennifer Horev. The health-focused eatery provides an extensive menu featuring a range of raw, organic acai bowls, freshly squeezed juices, superfood smoothies, fresh salads, wraps, bowls and more, making it the ideal grab-and-go eatery. Since its inception in 2012, Pura Vida has evolved to include 14 outposts throughout South Florida, perfectly spread for wherever your Formula One festivities lead you.
Locations: Edgewater, Miami Design District, South Miami, Miracle Mile, Sunset Harbour, Brickell, Las Olas, Bay Harbor, West Avenue, South of Fifth, Aventura, West Palm Beach, Miami Shores, Doral
Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic villas and estates, Contessa is a classic yet thoroughly contemporary dining destination by MFG. The glamorous two-story crown-jewel offers antipasti featuring the highest quality artisanal Italian products, a range of extraordinary signature pizzas (a first for MFG), perfectly executed Northern Italian pastas, an extensive in-house gelato program, and a range of classic cocktails and fine wines.
Location: 111 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137
ZZ’s Club is a Japanese restaurant and membership club founded by MFG offering cuisine of the highest caliber, personalized hospitality, and unmatched amenities. The first floor houses a traditional sushi omakase counter presided over by acclaimed chef Yasu Tanaka, as well as a modern Japanese restaurant offering a range of à la carte servings. On the second floor, the collection of amenities includes a cigar terrace, backgammon balcony, and an intimate bar and lounge.
Location: 151 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137
Founded by Major Food Group, CARBONE is one of the most celebrated Italian restaurants of the last decade. CARBONE draws on the great tradition of the midcentury, New York-style Italian restaurant, balancing modern ideas with a reverence for the past to create an experience that’s both familiar and thrilling. Signature dishes include the Spicy Rigatoni in a vodka sauce; the Caesar Salad “alla ZZ”, prepared tableside; Veal Chop Parmesan served along with its crispy, juicy bone; and other standouts, including Octopus Pizzaiolo, Linguine Vongole, and a porterhouse steak for two grilled over charcoal.
Location: 49 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
SADELLE’S AT KITH
Major Food Group and Kith have partnered once again for the first ever U.S. based outpost of Kith for Sadelle’s in Miami Design District. Sadelle’s, Major Food Group’s enduringly popular all-day dining institution is open to the public on the second floor of Kith’s new Miami Design District flagship. Kith for Sadelle’s Miami offers the restaurant’s signature menu items including its infamous brunch featuring classics like bagels, sliced-to-order House Salmon, chopped salads, and world famous French Toast and Blueberry Pancakes. The menu also offers a variety of specialty breakfast sandwiches that pay homage to the popular NYC ‘deli-style’ sandwich culture. The sandwich menu is available only at the bar counter, and features three sandwiches served exclusively at Sadelle’s in Kith Miami Design District: The Spicy Hash – over-medium egg, crispy hash brown, and roasted pepper on a kaiser roll; LEO – salmon, egg, onion, and cream cheese on a bagel; and “BLT” – bacon, tomato, and Sadelle’s signature coleslaw. Other notable menu highlights include a variety of cocktails, wine and beer, coffee, and more.
Location: 69 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137
MOTEK is a locally acclaimed, Israeli Mediterranean restaurant, offering reliably luscious cuisine in an ultra-convenient, yet elevated context. Drawing inspiration from dishes traditional to Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Yemen and beyond, the restaurant’s kosher-style menu features all day brunch, lunch, dinner, freshly baked sweets, coffee and more. Conveniently located just 20 minutes away from Hard Rock Stadium, MOTEK Aventura is the perfect place for genuine eats surrounding your Formula One festivities. MOTEK has quickly established itself as a Miami staple with two additional locations in Downtown and most recently, Coral Gables.
Location: 19565 Biscayne Blvd #938, Aventura, FL 33180