Our favorite ways to eat like a local in Miami
This casual neighborhood spot is known as one of the best places for authentic Haitian food in Miami. Tucked away in Little Haiti for more than three decades, Chez Le Bebe doles out the best pork griot in town (the decal on their window says so, and we believe ’em), plus a selection of traditional Caribbean dishes. Bring cash (no credit cards accepted) and prepare to wait—good food takes time.
Try finding a sandwich in Miami not on bread baked by Zak Stern—it’s damn near impossible. Between selling directly to most local restaurants and bakeries to stocking the shelves at his Wynwood bakery and deli, Miami-born Stern has his hands full. One surefire way to make sure you try one of his delicious creations is by visiting his original bakeshop, where you’ll find every type of carb from loaves of challah and artisanal toasts to assorted cookies and pastries.
It’s really hot here! We’re not trying to overstate the obvious, only attempting to justify our own serious addiction to ice cream. You don’t have to be on vacation to indulge in this sweet treat, either. Locals are particularly fond of Cuban ice cream purveyor Azucar, with locations in both Little Havana and South Beach at Time Out Market. In Design District, Aubi & Ramsa churns perfectly creamy and balanced boozy ice creams and sorbets. For a more nostalgic scoop, stop by Cream Parlor in MiMo, where they serve Miami-inspired flavors like pastelito cheesecake plus salads and sandwiches served on Zak the Baker bread.