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The Best Restaurants in Wynwood
June 12, 2018
Miami has no shortage of great places to eat. The good thing is that you will never run out of incredible restaurants to try, especially in Wynwood, one of Miami’s hottest neighborhoods.
The former warehouse district is home to murals, street art, graffiti, galleries and, of course, good eats. You’ll want to add these four spots to your dining list.
Wine. Cheese. Live music. Eclectic patio furniture. Stray cats. Lagniappe has it all. Located in the Wynwood/Midtown area, it’s received top wine bar accolades from Thrillist and the Miami New Times. Its vast selection of wine, charcuterie, and mismatched chairs means Lagniappe has a special place in our hearts.
When you first walk in, you can choose wine by the bottle and pick up several cheeses and cured meats. Then, bring your charcuterie of choice to the back and they’ll plate it with olives, fig jam and toasted bread. While you’re waiting for your plate, choose a spot in the large, cozy backyard adorned with string lights. Try not to fill up on bread and cheese! Lagniappe also has a grill that serves steak, chicken, fish and veggies.
The simple, no-frills menu and laidback ambiance make Lagniappe feel like you’re in a close friend’s backyard—but you don’t have to bring a potluck dish to share. However, you might want to sneak one of the stray cats a piece of prosciutto.
Kush by Lokal is a chill, edgy gastropub known for their extensive craft beer selection and stellar food. Come to Kush with an empty stomach. Trust us—everything on their menu has rave reviews.
If you swing by during peak hours, you’ll probably have to wait for a table. Never fear—you can hang out at Kush’s Botanica, a tucked-away bar with a self-serve beer cooler.
We recommend splitting different appetizers and entrees with a group. Start with the fried alligator bites (the creamy garlic and spicy mayo dips are addictive) and the hobo Frito pie. Kush’s best entrees include the Frita burger, with sweet guava jelly, bacon, melted Gruyere and a thin, crispy beef patty, and their famous chicken and waffles topped with bacon and homemade maple syrup.
Save room for dessert. It can be tough but ordering a slice (or two!) of key lime pie for the table is always worth it.
Mister 01 is a beloved Miami pizza place with three locations: South Beach, Brickell and Wynwood. If you’re looking for a new Wynwood pizza spot to check out, try Mister 01. It has plenty of seating and a menu for something with everyone.
While Mister 01 pulls off traditional classics like margherita well, you should try their signature extraordinary pizzas. The Star Luca, a photo-worthy star-shaped pie with ricotta, salami and mozzarella, the Coffee Paolo, a pizza with gorgonzola, honey, coffee and spicy salami, or the Ginger Lilliam, with burrata, basil and ginger, are all stand-outs. For dessert, make sure you spring for the Nutella pizza.
If you’re truly obsessed, you could even take one of their Miami Pizza School classes and learn how to make your favorite pizza on your own.
Beaker & Grey
Beaker & Grey is a hip Wynwood spot in a former factory known for standout cocktails and unique shared plates. The menu is full of globally-inspired small plates that are hard to choose between.
Yelpers obsess over the cheeseburger croquettes. Served with an aioli and filled with Wagyu beef, bacon, and Amarillo, these croquettes are transcendent. The pork belly with carrot, hazelnut and a chili caramel glaze melts in your mouth. The cold Spanish octopus features a surprising meld of coconut, watermelon and cilantro.
You can’t go wrong on their cocktail menu. If you’re looking for a refreshing drink, try the Lavagave, made with mezcal, lavender and grapefruit. If you’re a bourbon fan, order the Hirsch’s Kiss, a fruity and chocolatey concoction with bourbon, cocoa and blackberry. Don’t worry if you can’t pick one cocktail—you should just order another.
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