Where to Eat in Miami’s Wynwood Right Now

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First the artists came, and now it’s the foodies. Miami’s Wynwood District is best known for its colorful walls of graffiti, but, increasingly, it’s getting serious cred for the food. As more and more interest pours into the area, bars and restaurants of higher caliber and taste open their doors. Herewith, our guide to what’s happening on the culinary scene of one of Miami’s most exciting areas.

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Israeli food is having a real moment of late–and for good reason. With its focus on fresh and healthy ingredients, it’s a perfect fit for a town where “beach bod” isn’t just something you gear up for once a year. With Dizengoff, Chef Michael Solomonov, a James Beard award winner, serves up some of the best hummus in Miami. The space is casual, and the menu laden with must-try dishes like Israeli salad, za’atar chicken, and corn masabacha.

250 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

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Federal Donuts

Okay, so the whole beach bod thing we mentioned–sometimes you’ve got to shelve the diet, and there’s no better place to go hog wild than at Federal Donuts. It’s chef Michael Solomonov’s other spot, right next to Dizengoff, conveniently enough. Here, though, it’s all about sweets and fried things. The donuts are divided into two camps: “fancy” and “hot and fresh.” There’s Korean-style fried chicken, too, and coffee to wake you from your food coma when it’s all over and done.

250 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

the salty donut miami

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The Salty Donut

Who needs two donut shops in a three-block radius, you ask? Wynwood, that’s who. The Salty Donut started off as a pop-up shop before setting roots in the nabe. A box of their goods is almost too pretty to eat, with gorgeous curls of chocolate, slivers of fig, and drizzles of caramel moving this seemingly humble dessert into an art form.

50 NW 23rd St #112, Miami, FL 33127

alter miami

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Alter feels like a slice of New York closer to South Beach. Chef Brad Kilgore turns out seasonal American fare that strives to use ingredients sourced locally, which means bright, fresh, and delicious. Alter has received wide praise from some of the most discerning palates. Food & Wine anointed Kilgore one of 2016’s best new chefs, saying he’s “serving some of the country’s most brilliant and playful dishes.”

223 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127

KYU miami

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The industrial look can be a little, well, played out these days, but KYU takes it to a new level with an interior that feels germane to the area while still raising the bar. The food here does the same. Chef Michael Lewis has created an Asian menu filled with hits from the grill and beyond. Soft shell crab buns feel innovative, the short rib is expertly seasoned, and the coconut cake is divine.

251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127

zak the baker deli wnywood

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Zak the Baker’s 405 Deli

Miami’s favorite baker has officially opened his own kosher Jewish deli, putting his gluten dreams to work for breakfast, brunch, and lunch at Zak the Baker’s 405 Deli. The usual suspects–pastrami, gravlax, corned beef, to name just a few–make the cut, and they’re all vastly improved upon with the simply use of ZTB’s own bread.

405 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127



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