Miami's unique cultural diversity is clearly reflected in the array of culinary creations that dot the Magic City. Yes, perhaps the melting pot metaphors have been used enough, but then again how else would you describe a town where you're just as likely to discover a Korean-Peruvian-Cuban tapas joint hidden in the suburbs, a popular 24-hour fritanga, a fine dining establishment whose main attraction is the dim sum, and enough burger and craft beer joints to make your head spin?
Ideas thrive in our tropical climate. Chefs thrive here, too. In fact, many of them flock here from colder regions where they've made a name for themselves and now simply want to provide quality food without the need of a snow shovel for half of the year.
The flavors found in South Florida are something we locals are all proud of. And in recent years, the cuisine that has been permeating every neighborhood in town, via restaurant, pop-up, diner, or food truck has simply increased in quality. Vegan and vegetarian dining, for example, has started to pick up with places like Plant Food + Wine picking up steam. Local and seasonal ingredients...a more conscious way to eat, is also becoming popular among restaurants like Whisk. There are James Beard Award winners on here as well as places where you can get a huge meal you can eat outdoors for just $10. Basically, this list is as diverse as the city, and we like it like that.