Top Food Tours For A Real Taste Of Miami

croquetas

Croquetas

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Cuban Sandwich

Glass & Vine

Glass & Vine

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Guava pastelitos

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Ceviche spoons at Jaguar

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Wynwood Walls

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By: Shayne Benowitz

One of the best ways to get to know Miami is to eat your way around the city. If you don’t know where to start, the good news is there are a number of excellent food tours that explore a wide variety of Miami neighborhoods and their culinary specialties. Miami Culinary Tours is one of the destination’s premier food tours, exploring Little Havana, South Beach, Wynwood, Coconut Grove and the Design District. In addition to the food, you’ll gain insight into the history of these neighborhoods, including South Beach’s famous Art Deco architecture, Wynwood’s murals and the Cuban culture of Little Havana. Read on for a mouthwatering selection of culinary tours specific to Miami’s various neighborhoods.

Little Havana

Miami Culinary Tours offers two different ways to discover Little Havana. The Little Havana Food Tour spans a half mile for a two-and-a-half hour tour. You’ll visit a cigar factory, Domino Park and the CubaOcho Museum. You’ll also enjoy a plentiful smorgasbord of Cuban cuisine including beef picadillo empanadas, Cuban coffee, guava pastelitos, mamey smoothies and homemade ice cream. The Little Havana Culture & Bites tour is an hour-and-a-half, bite-sized crash course into the neighborhood and its food.

South Beach

Miami Culinary Tours’ two-and-a-half hour South Beach Food Tour takes guests on a mile-long walk around the Art Deco District with a sampling of a wide array of South Beach flavors. You’ll dine on Ocean Drive at Gloria Estefan’s Lario’s on the Beach for beef picadillo and malanga frita with red sangria; Bolivar Restaurant for Colombian-style beef pie and chicken plantain patacon with a cocktail; and Havana 1957 for croquetas and mojitos; and conclude the tour at the best Italian gelateria on the beach. This is only a sampling of the many flavors you’ll discover on the South Beach Food Tour.

Wynwood

Miami Culinary Tours’ Wynwood Food & Art Tour takes you on a two-and-a-half hour stroll through the Wynwood Arts District, where you’ll see the neighborhood’s incredible murals and art galleries and learn about how it all came to be. You’ll also enjoy a diverse sampling of the neighborhood’s flavors, including steak chimichurri crepes at Giache, Jamaican staples like saltfish and crispy ackee roll at Dukunoo and key lime pie at Pink Pie.

Design District

Discover one of Miami’s hippest neighborhoods with Miami Culinary Tours’ two-and-a-half-hour Design District Food Tour. A bastion for public art, design and fashion, the Miami Design District is a feast for your eyes and your belly. Start at Politan Row, where you’ll sample everything from tacos to sushi with a Peruvian flair. Then move onto Estefan Kitchen for sophisticated Cuban cuisine, Abaco Wines for a wine tasting and Night Owl Cookies for crave-worthy ooey-gooey creations.

Coconut Grove

Discover the melting pot of flavors in Coconut Grove with Miami Culinary Tours’ three-hour Coconut Grove Food Tour. In Miami’s most historic neighborhood, you’ll learn about its multicultural heritage and laidback vibe through its cuisine. Sample Peruvian ceviche at Jaguar, Cuban-American fusion at Ariete and Glass & Vine, Indian cuisine at Saffron at Grove, and Thai flavors at Atchana’s Homegrown. It’s like a culinary voyage around the world without leaving the neighborhood.

Historic Overtown, Village West & Little Haiti

Cultural Heritage Alliance Tours organizes a three-hour Black Heritage Tour + Lunch Experience through Historic Overtown, Little Haiti, Coconut Grove Village West and Little Havana. You’ll learn about the neighborhoods through their history, people, food and art. The tour concludes with a Caribbean soul food lunch.

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