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11 dishes your kid will love to eat at Time Out Market Miami

From picky eaters to little ones with insatiable appetites, every kid is bound to find something they love at the Market

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil
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Are you the parent of a picky eater? Does your kid have a meltdown when something other than chicken fingers lands on their plate? Are french fries a food group for your child? If you answered yes to any of these questions, there’s hope for dining out with the smallest members of your family and it’s called Time Out Market Miami. The South Beach food hall is great for many reasons—we curated it, parking is cheap and it’s safe from the elements, which means we love it even more on a rainy day in Miami. It’s home to a number of eateries, each one specializing in a different dish or cuisine that’s sure to please the pickiest ones in your bunch. Have a hangry toddler on your hands? Let us help.

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Note: The dishes pictured may not be the kid-friendly option suggested. Be sure to reference the latest menu at Time Out Market or ask the clerk for help. 

Best kid-friendly dishes at Time Out Market

  • Restaurants
  • South Beach
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This is an easy one: bring your kid to Time Out Market Miami and let them go nuts at Azucar. Flavors rotate often and feature favorites such as Abuela María with chunks of guava and cream cheese, Café Con Leche mixed with Oreo cookies and flan blended with actual rum. Ok, maybe your kid is too young for rum, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some. 

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  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

The staple of every Cuban gathering and everyone’s go-to when they hit up a ventanita (besides cafecito), the humble croqueta is also popular with the younger set. Once cooled, these toothsome, deep-fried ham fritters are a poppable treat that grown-ups can also share. At Time Out Market, chef and Michelin-vet Aitor Garate Berasaluze makes his a little differently, switching them regularly with fillings like mushroom or ham with bechamel.

  • Restaurants
  • South Beach

There are few things on Chick’n Jones’ menu that kids won’t eat—even the kale salad, packed with yummy nuts and cheese, is hard to resist. But the thing customers of all ages can really get behind is the fried, which isn’t just organic but also brined for over 24 hours. Order a bucket and let everyone get in on the fun.

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  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • South Beach
  • price 1 of 4

We’ve yet to meet a kid who can resist a fresh-baked cookie. And, if we’re being honest, no adult has been able to turn down the mouthwatering desserts at The Blakery either. The classic chocolate chip cookie an example of a basic treat that just always hits the spot. Plus, it’s familiar and it’s made with quality ingredients and baked fresh daily. Share it—they’re large!—or risk your kids never going to bed from the sugar rush.

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  • South Beach
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Some children develop sophisticated palates early in life, preferring duck over chicken and sushi over everything. But that’s not your kid. Yours loves cheese, preferably in the form of a cheese quesadilla from La Santa that’s griddled until it's crispy on the outside and perfectly melted on the inside. Savor the few moments of silence while they happily tuck into one of these.

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  • American
  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

​​Kids might not immediately understand what a smashburger is, but we can tell you any little hamburger fan will love the compact meal. It’s Little Liberty’s signature smashburger condensed for smaller stomachs—a single patty covered in melted American cheese and stuffed between a sesame brioche bun. Toppings include lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion but plain is great, too.

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  • Pizza
  • South Beach

Pizza is always a good idea. And PizzElla's Neapolitan pies are a great option for kids, and the pickiest eaters have their pick of a white pie (because some little ones don't like red sauce) or a cheese pizza (just order the Margherita and skip the basil), among other topping choices, depending on how adventurous your pizza-loving kiddos are.

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  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • South Beach
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Show us a kid who doesn't like marshmallows—we'll wait. We're sure there's a small population of them out there but for the rest who love the sweet, fluffy stuff, Baklava Bakery serves up a gooey s'mores crepe with chocolate and roasted marshmallows. Yum.

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  • Japanese
  • South Beach
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For the little ones who actually enjoy seafood but are still selective about how it's served, YU ME offers their shrimp fried—and it's delicious. The spicy mayo dipping sauce is served on the side for parents who will invariably eat their kids' leftovers and want the extra kick. 

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  • Vegan
  • South Beach

Kids who like to eat the rainbow will love the colorful acai bowl from Plants & Bowls. It's topped with granola, fresh berries, sliced bananas and shredded coconut. It's healthy, tasty and available for breakfast, lunch or dinner should you need to bargain with your child to order a good-for-you dessert option.

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