United Tastes of America: Florida

Alright guys, it’s time for another United Tastes of America post.  We’re beyond pumped to introduce you to Lauren (aka Fluent in Food) today on Nomtastic Foods.  She’s going to give us the 411 on the best food in Miami, FL so you’re definitely gonna want to bookmark this and refer back to it.  So, without further ado, let’s take a look at her epic recommendations!

Name: Lauren Diaz (Fluent in Food)

City/State: Miami, FL

Where to:

1. Grab brunch with your friends:  Eating House offers some really unique brunch options that are always instagram-worthy. Perfect to grab some mimosas and amazing food with friends.

Left:  Carbonara Eggs Benedict || Right: Cap’n’Crunch Pancakes

eating house breakfast
eating house pancakes
eating house miami
eating house burger
eating house brunch meals

Middle:  Cuban Bread Torrejas || Top Left:  Short Rib Sandwich  || Top Right:  Braised Pork ‘Calentado’

2. Satisfy late night cravingsPinecrest Bakery.  This cuban bakery is a staple for locals, especially after a night out. Open 24 hours, they serve coffee and pastelitos for under $5 and have various locations.  Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, located in Ricky’s South Beach, it’s another perfect place to satisfy cravings after a night out. I recommend obviously their famous artichoke pizza, but also their vodka pizza is A+.

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3. Splurge $$$ on a killer mealChef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar is one of my favorite restaurants in Miami and the food is always spectacular. All the dishes are freshly prepared and there’s a lot of variety for everyone. The portions are also huge, so go hungry.  Pictured below: their Lamb Rack.

best lamb in miami

4. Go for date nightGlass & Vine is a super romantic spot located in Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. It’s perfect for an intimate date night or even for those singles out there, a night out with your friends treating yourselves to some good food.

Left: Jamon Serrano Croquetas || Right: Carbonara Fries

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 Glass & Vine fries

5. Eat cleanAmerican Harvest.  This all natural and organic food spot is the best place for clean eating. With this delicious food you won’t even realize how healthy you are actually being.  Pictured below: Stracciatella & Jam Toast.

American Harvest miami

6. Enjoy coffee/tea with a friendPasion del Cielo. This little coffee shop with various locations around Miami is a perfect, quiet place, to get good quality coffee with a friend. It’s also a great place for study groups or informal work meetings.

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7. Dine on a budgetNQC.  This Miami Lakes gem is a brand new take on cuban food. From pan con bistec to a “healthy” vaca frita bowl, they have it all. Located in a little farm store, it makes dining on the go easy.  Pictured below:  their Turkey “Vaca Frita” bowl.

 NQC miami

8. Find the best happy hour dealsAmerican Social/Tarpon Bend: It’s hard to narrow down to just two, Miami has so many great options! But both of these bars offer deals almost everyday, so you can drink on a budget. If these aren’t enough, check out my blog post giving you a guide for drinking in Miami.

9. Eat for the gramSanto Dulce.  This new food truck is bringing the LA churro-game to Miami. They have a lot of flavors to choose from and their presentation is the perfect way to make your friends jealous of your instagram feed.  Pictured below: their Santa Crema 1951 with Dulce De Leche and Coconut Halo.

churros in miami

10. Go with a large groupThe Wharf is a new concept in Miami introducing a relaxed environment with a bar and “permanent” food trucks. It’s a great place to go with friends, grab a drink, relax, and play a couple of games. From ribs to seafood, there is something for everyone.

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Left: Steak Sandwich from Cracked by Chef Adrianne || Right:Tacos from King of Racks BBQ Food Truck

the wharf food
the wharf tacos

Best:

1. Burger: Boss Burger & Brew.  Pictured below: their Paraiso burger.

best burger in miami

2. Pizza: Domenico’s Italian Restaurant.  Pictured below: their Cheese Pizza.

best pizza in miami

3. Ice cream: Mr. Kream

4. Asian food: Komodo.  Pictured below: their Garlic King Crab Lo Mein.

komodo noodles

5. Drink: The Broken Shaker.  Pictured below:  their Strawberry Caipirnha.

broken shaker drinks

6. Steak: Capital Grille

7. Seafood: Crudos Fusion Art – not traditional seafood more peruvian fusion with ceviche, sushi, etc.  Pictured below:  their Tuna pizza.

crudos food

8. Noodles: Phuc Yeah

9. Coffee: Mixto.  Pictured below:  their Bon Bon coffee.

bon bon coffee miami

10. All you can eat: Texas de Brazil

Alright Nomsters, that’s it for today!  A huge thanks to the amazing Lauren Diaz for the incredible photos and info.  Definitely make sure to check her out and give her a follow – you can find her on facebook, instagram, her blog, twitter, and yelp.  To see more from our series, click here, and remember to check back every Monday and Thursday for fresh content!  Until next time, friends.

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