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LAID Fresh
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The best hangover food in Miami to bring you back from the dead

Your worst hangovers are no match for these fried, salty and sweet dishes in Miami

By Morgan Olsen and Ryan Pfeffer

Miami nightlife is among the best in the world, which means that any good Miamian knows how to party. The only downside? Nasty hangovers. Like, really nasty ones. Like, holy-crap-did-I-really-drink-an-entire-bottle-of-champagne nasty. Luckily, the best restaurants in Miami cater to our worst headaches with miracle eats that bring us back to life. So if you’re not the type to cure a hangover with more booze at a bottomless brunch in Miami, try your best to get out of bed and find one of these soul-soothing dishes which—we hope—will ease your recovery. So go ahead and have another drink—we've got you covered. 

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Best hangover food in Miami

Pho Mo - Time Out Market
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

1. Pho bo at Pho Mo

Restaurants South Beach

Aside from being delicious for any occasion, the soul-warming Vietnamese soup known as pho happens to be a splendid antidote for hangovers. And you won’t find a better version in town than at Pho Mo at Time Out Market Miami. If your head is screaming, we recommend the pho bo. The steamy broth comes with rice noodles, brisket, top round and beef meatballs.

2. The “hangover” stew at Krun-Chi

Restaurants South Beach

When something is literally named “hangover stew” you don’t need to be a detective to figure out it’s the right call if you’ve had a whole bottle of wine to yourself the previous night. Jeremy Ford has your back with his Korean haejangguk. This stuff is literally eaten as a hangover cure in Korea and includes napa cabbage, garlic, smoky pork, fermented bean paste, gochugaru and you can add a soy egg if you’re really hurting.

Kush - Time Out Market
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

3. Frita burger at Kush

Restaurants South Beach

Burgers soak up all the bad things in your body and replace it with smiles made of rainbow gold. Do not fact check this with a doctor—but do head over to Kush when you’re feeling negative 100 percent to inhale their frita burger. Not only will the meaty goodness help balance you out, but the sugar from the sweet guava topping will put some much-needed sugars back into your body. 

LAID Fresh
Photograph: Anastasyia Yurkevich

4. Fried eggs and sausage sandwich at Laid Fresh

Restaurants American creative Wynwood

There’s nothing like a classic breakfast sandwich to bring you back to life. Laid Fresh, Wynwood’s casual egg restaurant, is currently making some of the best ones in Miami and their fried eggs and sausage sandwich will have you feeling like an actual human being by the last bite. Sadly, though, it won’t help you locate your credit card faster.

Sanguich de Miami
Photograph: Courtesy Sanguich de Miami

5. Pan con Lechón at Sanguich de Miami

Restaurants Sandwich shops East Little Havana

Sanguich’s emphasis on fresh, house-made ingredients has earned this newcomer a well-deserved reputation as the creator of some of this city’s tastiest sandwiches. You’d be wise to try all five of the shop’s varieties but the pan con lechón—with its shredded lechón, garlic cilantro aioli and pickled mojo onions—calls our name on those mornings where getting out of bed feels like running a marathon. 

Photograph: Courtesy Planta

6. Queso dip at Planta South Beach

Restaurants Vegan South of Fifth

It’s true that not all vegan food is healthy, but the queso dip at Planta is leaps and bounds more wholesome than the dairy version served at your neighborhood taco joint. The craveable starter features layers of black beans, root-vegetable cheese (think carrots and sweet potatoes) and guacamole topped with pickled veggies and served with baked tortilla chips. The dish is large enough to share but we advise against it.

Michy's fried chicken at Sweet Liberty
Photograph: Courtesy Sweet Libery Drinks & Supply Co.

7. Michy's fried chicken at Sweet Liberty

Bars South Beach

We know you may be hesitant about going back to a bar while you’re actually hungover but Sweet Liberty’s food will rescue you—especially their fried chicken. Order it off the regular menu or get it with waffles and jalapeño honey butter during Sunday brunch. You’ll be too distracted to cringe at all the cocktails being passed around you. 

Open i studios
Photograph: Open i studios

8. Plátano maduro pancakes at Three

Restaurants Fusion Wynwood

Give us pancakes, but make them Miami. And who better for this mission than chef Norman Van Aken, who subs bananas for ripe plantains in this amazing brunch dish. It’s a Latin spin on the sweet breakfast classic. These are finished off with a generous drizzle of vanilla bean maple syrup, passion fruit jam and whipped cream. By the end you’ll be ready for another mimosa. 

Bread pudding at Phuc Yea
Photograph: Shereen Sandoval

9. Chocolate croissant bread pudding at Phuc Yea

Restaurants Vietnamese Little Haiti / Lemon City

If you think we skip dessert, clearly you don’t know us well at all. And clearly, you don’t know Phuc Yea’s chocolate croissant bread pudding, where sweet carbohydrates become a religious experience. It’s rich and gooey with a drizzle of condensed milk and a generous pile of shaved coconut on top. Praise be!

Dogma Grill
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/NB

10. Dogma Grill

Restaurants Hot dogs Little Haiti / Lemon City

There are about 3,000 hot dogs to choose from at Dogma, which range from a Coney Island dog to the Tropical Colombian with pineapple and bacon. But if your head is hurting so bad that you can’t even read the menu, go for the classic Chicago dog. The hangover-easing pickle is the key here. Just remember to bring sunglasses because this place is outdoor seating only. 

Azucar Ice Cream Company
Photograph: Courtesy Azucar Ice Cream Company

11. Abuela María at Azucar

Restaurants South Beach

Some people need salty or fried to get over their hangover but what about us folks with the sweet tooth? Well, we have Azucar, Miami’s best ice cream shop. Their famous Abuela Maria flavor (vanilla ice cream, Maria cookies, guava and cream cheese) never lets us down because it is quite literally impossible to be sad while eating ice cream, even if you feel like the sun is exploding inside your noggin. 

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