By: Dana Rozansky
Over the past few years, Miami has jumped on board the food hall train and has been picking up steam ever since. From South Miami to Wynwood to South Beach, Miami now has a variety of food halls to tickle anyone’s fancy. So what makes these food halls worth the hype? Well first, they’re an indecisive person’s dream. Where else can you go and enjoy a variety of types of cuisines and dishes without having to embark on a progressive meal across town? Secondly, they’re approachable and affordable. Miami’s food halls offer delicious options from well-known and emerging chefs without the fuss and expense of sitting down for a 3-course meal that may break the bank.
So next time you’re looking to dabble in all types of delicacies, give Miami’s food halls a whirl. To make it easy on you, I’ve rounded up our city’s best food halls, from the new kids on the block to the tried and true spots.
Neighborhood: South Beach
The Deets: After nearly two years of impatiently waiting, I’m pleased to announce that Time Out Market has arrived on the scene – and trust me, it’s worth the wait. With 18 different vendors ranging from vegan food to tacos to oysters and more, there is no shortage of options…and high-quality ones at that. When you take some of Miami’s most acclaimed chefs and put them under one roof, you know it’s going to be good. Plus, add cocktail options from the city’s most beloved bars including Sweet Liberty, Broken Shaker and The Jim and Neesie, and you’ve got yourself a good time.
Can’t Miss: Wabi Sabi Bowl, Dressed Oysters from Salt & Brine, Grilled Octopus from 33 Kitchen, Alligator Bites from Kush, Crackling Maiitake Mushrooms from Jeremy Ford, Ice Cream from Azucar
Neighborhood: South Miami
The Deets: A new reincarnation of Miami’s OG food hall, Yumbrella, which debuted in the 1970s, today’s Yumbrella features 7 different restaurants at the Shops at Sunset Place. With options ranging from Peruvian to Latin American to American, there’s a nice array to be found at Yumbrella. Plus, for those with a sweet tooth, there are gluttonous options aplenty at this new South Miami food hall. Lastly, gin lovers can rejoice over expertly made cocktails at the bar aptly named The Tonic.
Can’t Miss: Pepperoni Pizza truffle fries and brussels from Cracked by Chef Adrianne, Veggie chow mein from Noods, Poke bowl from Dr. Limon, Candied cornflake ice cream pie from The Beverly
The Deets: While not the newest food hall on the scene, 1-800 Lucky continues to be one of my favorites. For starters, it’s a shrine to Asian eats & treats, which is one of my favorite cuisines by far. From the little record shop that sells Japanese goodies in the front, all the way to the Karaoke room in the back, 1-800 Lucky has a unique charm and personality. Add in foods ranging from dumplings and ramen to poke and hand rolls and I’m sold. Plus, a killer outdoor bar and patio space turns 1-800 Lucky into a scene that spans far beyond good eats.
Can’t Miss: ANY and all poke bowls from Poke OG, Drunken noodles from Cake Thai, soup dumplings from Yip, duck buns from Lotus & Cleaver and a matcha cone from Taiyaki for dessert
So next time you’ve got a hankering for all types of food, don’t spend hours debating where to go. Check out one of these food halls where you can have it all.